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Old 11-18-2007
atle
 

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64 bit to 32 bit
I have just bought a new computer with vista installed and I am now running
64bit vista, and I am wondering if it is possible to change to 32bit, if so,
how? i do not have any discs as all software was preinstalled, only a quick
setup when first time i started my computer.
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Old 11-18-2007
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 

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Re: 64 bit to 32 bit
You would have to purchase a 32-bit version
of Windows Vista and perform a "clean install".
Otherwise, return your new computer and request
a new one with a 32-bit version of Vista preinstalled.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
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"atle" wrote:

I have just bought a new computer with vista installed and I am now running
64bit vista, and I am wondering if it is possible to change to 32bit, if so,
how? i do not have any discs as all software was preinstalled, only a quick
setup when first time i started my computer.
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Old 11-18-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: 64 bit to 32 bit
Hi,

Just because a system comes with a 64-bit processor does not mean it was
installed with 64-bit Vista. In fact, unless you specifically request it,
most come preinstalled with the 32-bit version. If you open System
properties by hitting the Winkey+Pause/Break or from the Control Panel, the
System Type line will show whether it's 64-bit or not.

If it is truely x64, then you will need to contact the system manufacturer
to obtain appropriate installation disks for x86 (32-bit) Vista.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
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"atle" <atle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have just bought a new computer with vista installed and I am now running
> 64bit vista, and I am wondering if it is possible to change to 32bit, if
> so,
> how? i do not have any discs as all software was preinstalled, only a
> quick
> setup when first time i started my computer.


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