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i would like to go ahead and confirm that the 32 cd key is valid on the 64 system biggrin.gif thanks again for the info.
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Glad you got it working!

I don't know if Microsoft is still doing it, but back when they sold Windows Vista at retail, only the Ultimate version came with both a 32-bit and a 64-bit installation DVD, but the key was always valid for both versions irregardless of whether it was the Ultimate or the Home Premium version, so if you had bought the Home Premium version for example, you could just ask Microsoft to send you the other version and you just had to pay for postage and handling.

Nowadays with Windows 7 it's much easier and you can download the Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit ISO from Digital River which is an authorized reseller, for free.
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Glad you got it working!
I don't know if Microsoft is still doing it, but back when they sold Windows Vista at retail, only the Ultimate version came with both a 32-bit and a 64-bit installation DVD, but the key was always valid for both versions irregardless of whether it was the Ultimate or the Home Premium version, so if you had bought the Home Premium version for example, you could just ask Microsoft to send you the other version and you just had to pay for postage and handling.
Nowadays with Windows 7 it's much easier and you can download the Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit ISO from Digital River which is an authorized reseller, for free.

If you order a replacement disk from MS for Vista Ultimate it will come in two DVD's. Anything lower and it comes in CD's not DVD's.
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