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Old 01-16-2008
Malcolm
 

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Using x86 original serial with x64 edition
Greetings, I own a x86 (32bit) original copy of Windows Vista Home Premium.
Since my CPU is 64bit I'd like to use a x64 edition of Vista.

My question is: can I use my 32bit serial with a x64 edition?
Do I need to active it by telephone (since I already activate my 32b copy)?

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-16-2008
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Re: Using x86 original serial with x64 edition
There are separate license keys for 32 and 64 bit. You will need to get a
new license key.

"Malcolm" <Malcolm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
newsFA2DCF9-FE30-4A60-955E-6B0D76B9B393@microsoft.com...
> Greetings, I own a x86 (32bit) original copy of Windows Vista Home
> Premium.
> Since my CPU is 64bit I'd like to use a x64 edition of Vista.
>
> My question is: can I use my 32bit serial with a x64 edition?
> Do I need to active it by telephone (since I already activate my 32b
> copy)?
>
> Thanks in advance


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Old 01-17-2008
Malcolm
 

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Re: Using x86 original serial with x64 edition
Thank you.
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Old 01-17-2008
JW
 

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Re: Using x86 original serial with x64 edition
I have retail Vista Home Premium 32 bit and 64 bit DVDs and they use the
same product key just like the Ultimate retail kit that contains both DVDs
does.
Only the OEM versions have separate key AFAIK.
"Malcolm" <Malcolm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thank you.


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Old 01-17-2008
Malcolm
 

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Re: Using x86 original serial with x64 edition
Do I need to active via telephone then?
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Old 01-17-2008
JW
 

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Re: Using x86 original serial with x64 edition
Yes since the key has already been used you will need to activate it by
phone to explain that you are replacing your 32 bit version with the 64 bit
version.
"Malcolm" <Malcolm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Do I need to active via telephone then?


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Old 01-18-2008
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Re: Using x86 original serial with x64 edition
Thanks again.
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