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Upgrading to Vista Ultimate x64 version

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Old 06-27-2007
Jim
 

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Upgrading to Vista Ultimate x64 version
I am currently running XP Pro x64 SP2. I have a copy of Vista Ultimate x64
and want to do an Upgrade.

The problem is the installation says that a clean install is only possible.
Any ideas why?

Here is my motherboard stats
Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: Asus A8N-LA
HP/Compaq name: Nagami-GL8E

CPU/Processor Socket: 939
AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor



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Old 06-27-2007
Tom Lake
 

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Re: Upgrading to Vista Ultimate x64 version

"Jim" <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A73E60A-6D42-4370-8E8B-0B5559435E8A@microsoft.com...
>I am currently running XP Pro x64 SP2. I have a copy of Vista Ultimate x64
> and want to do an Upgrade.
>
> The problem is the installation says that a clean install is only
> possible.
> Any ideas why?
>


Yes. The x64 install program is 64-bit so it won't run on your 32-bit XP.
You'll have to do a clean install.

Tom Lake


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Old 06-27-2007
Jim
 

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Re: Upgrading to Vista Ultimate x64 version
Tom Lake thanks for your reply but I clearly said I am currently running XP
x64 version.

"Tom Lake" wrote:

>
> "Jim" <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1A73E60A-6D42-4370-8E8B-0B5559435E8A@microsoft.com...
> >I am currently running XP Pro x64 SP2. I have a copy of Vista Ultimate x64
> > and want to do an Upgrade.
> >
> > The problem is the installation says that a clean install is only
> > possible.
> > Any ideas why?
> >

>
> Yes. The x64 install program is 64-bit so it won't run on your 32-bit XP.
> You'll have to do a clean install.
>
> Tom Lake
>
>
>

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Old 06-27-2007
Mike Brannigan
 

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Re: Upgrading to Vista Ultimate x64 version
"Jim" <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A73E60A-6D42-4370-8E8B-0B5559435E8A@microsoft.com...
>I am currently running XP Pro x64 SP2. I have a copy of Vista Ultimate x64
> and want to do an Upgrade.
>
> The problem is the installation says that a clean install is only
> possible.
> Any ideas why?
>
> Here is my motherboard stats
> Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: Asus A8N-LA
> HP/Compaq name: Nagami-GL8E
>
> CPU/Processor Socket: 939
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor
>
>


You cannot perform an upgrade using the x64 products thay have to be clean
installed.
This is "by design" and listed here
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...g_id=10043VHb1
See the first note under the table.

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Mike Brannigan

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