Re: Should I go with VISAT Ultimate 64-bit
I disagree JW is correct.
OEM product keys used by system builders do not support both 32 bit and 64
bit just like the OEM versions of Vista you can purchase from some stores
Only the retail upgrade or full versions product keys support either 32 bit
or 64 bit OS.
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> <The product key on your Vista system if only good for the 32 bit OS that
> system came with.>
> All Vista product keys support both the 32bit and 64bit operating systems.
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
> "JW" <JW@nospam.nspam> wrote in message
>> Adding more memory will not improve the performance of your system except
>> during the boot process unless you are running applications such as
>> photo/video editors or video file format conversion programs. I use less
>> then 1/2 of the 2GB on my Vista 32 system when running LiveTV, 3 other
>> apps that download updates from the internet every few seconds along with
>> apps such as Word or Excel.
>> Not all Intel CPUs support 64 bit which one do you have?
>> The product key on your Vista system if only good for the 32 bit OS that
>> the system came with.
>> "Bill Bradley" <BillBradley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> I'm going to upgrade or do a new install of VISTA Ultimate on my Dell
>>> XPS 600.
>>> It will do either 32 or 64 bit (32 bit NVIDIA chipset and Intel CPU),
>>> I'm wondering if I want to do 64-bit, mainly for the RAM (being able to
>>> more than 2-4 GB (I can use up to 8 GB on that MB)).
>>> What's the pros and cons--should I just stick with 32?