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Old 02-03-2007
Mark
 

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Installing Vista
I bought Vista Ultimate Retail and loaded up the 64 bit version on my main
computer and activated it. It came with both the 64 and 32 bit versions in
the box. I've also got Vista Ultimate OEM coming soon. My question is; can I
load the 32 bit retail version right now on a laptop and then use the 64 bit
OEM versions product key to activate the laptop?

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Old 02-03-2007
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 

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Re: Installing Vista
A retail version of Windows Vista will not accept an OEM
Windows Vista product key. You need to install the 64-bit
version of Windows Vista using the OEM installation DVD.

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"Mark" wrote:

I bought Vista Ultimate Retail and loaded up the 64 bit version on my main
computer and activated it. It came with both the 64 and 32 bit versions in
the box. I've also got Vista Ultimate OEM coming soon. My question is; can I
load the 32 bit retail version right now on a laptop and then use the 64 bit
OEM versions product key to activate the laptop?

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Old 02-03-2007
Mark
 

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Re: Installing Vista
Thanks for the info. Just got the OEM today. I will install that, instead of
the retail, on the laptop.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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>A retail version of Windows Vista will not accept an OEM
> Windows Vista product key. You need to install the 64-bit
> version of Windows Vista using the OEM installation DVD.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows - Shell/User
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> "Mark" wrote:
>
> I bought Vista Ultimate Retail and loaded up the 64 bit version on my main
> computer and activated it. It came with both the 64 and 32 bit versions in
> the box. I've also got Vista Ultimate OEM coming soon. My question is; can
> I
> load the 32 bit retail version right now on a laptop and then use the 64
> bit
> OEM versions product key to activate the laptop?
>


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