> Hi Bruce,
> Thanks for your speedy reply. I accept that this is the case - although I
> mantain I was misled by the Windows update advisor which did not identify
> this issue. However, my question still stands: Can I download a free trial of
> XP pro 64 and update vista from there. I have read post from microsoft
> developer suggeting this but the link to the free trial is broken.
To the best of my knowledge, there's no legitimate source from which to
download any version of WinXP, unless one has an expensive TechNet or
MSDN subscription. Nor are there any trial versions of any edition of
WinXP available. Further, WinXPx64 was available only as an OEM
license, and never as a retail license.
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