> I would like to now upgrade to 64 bit, I have 4 GB's of ram and I would
> also like to future proof myself.
Well, the 64-bit version will only be useful once applications are available
that can take advantage of the wider data paths. Currently, the vast
amjority are still 32-bit. In addition, should you upgrade to x64 you will
lose the ability to run older 16-bit applications. Also, merely having 4GB
of ram is not enough reason to upgrade, you must also have a processor and
motherboard that are 64-bit capable. Before you spend any more time on this,
you should ensure that you do.
> I have read I that since I have OEM 32 bit I cannot ask microsoft for a
> Alternate media disc.
Correct, the option to swap 32 for 64 is only available to retail license
> I also read that the 32 bit and 64 bit discs have serials that are
> interchangeable, so as long as I find a 64bit disc I can use my serial
Correct again, you just need the 64-bit disk.
> I have searched torrentz, I have ask'd friends I even went back to the
> store where my girlfriend bought Vista, I cannot for the life of me find
> out where I can get this disc. Can anyone help me out?
Nope, you'll have to keep searching.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"TallanZ" <TallanZ.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi everyone,
> I have researched for about a week and still cannot come up with an
> answer. Here is my issue:
> For My birthday my girlfriend got me OEM Windows Vista Home Premium