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Hello, my older pC is turning into my backup/living room build and i'd like to be able to have the full 8gigs of ram that m board supports. However im rocking Vista 32 bit and i was wondering if its legal and possible to use my 32 bit activation key and download a 64 bit Home basic ISO from the piratebay. ??
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If it's a retail copy, yes. If it's OEM, no.
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It isn't legal. The question you are really asking is will you get prosecuted for doing so. The answer is, most likely not. The fact that you are nervous about it makes me think that you should probably just buy the product.
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the Vista is retail that i purchased from best buy like 30 years ago.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stevman17 View Post

It isn't legal. The question you are really asking is will you get prosecuted for doing so. The answer is, most likely not. The fact that you are nervous about it makes me think that you should probably just buy the product.

Im not nervious i just dont wanna formate my HDD to find that the 64bit copy of Vista wont work with my 32 activation key that i purchased for 200$
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You can use the key for a 64bit ISO. There is nothing illegal about it thumb.gif
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I have 32 bit and 64 bit vista I bought retail that came with 1 key for both.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stevman17 View Post

It isn't legal. The question you are really asking is will you get prosecuted for doing so. The answer is, most likely not. The fact that you are nervous about it makes me think that you should probably just buy the product.

Incorrect.
The retail copy is fully licensed to install either 32 or 64bit on any one machine at a time. Where you get your install disk from is up to you. The install is legitimate if you have a legit key.
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Thanks for the info guys.. Got the ISO downloading.
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Nice to see ppl still appreciates Windows Vista, i have a couple of boxes running it strong and flawless since day 1.
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