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Can OEM vista 32-bit be upgraded to 64-bit?

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It's pretty much all in the title. Right now, it doesn't seem like getting the 64 bit version would be the best decision, but in the future I'd probably want it. Is it possible?
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No, You'd have to go buy the 64 bit version.
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First off NO it cant be done,also I would stick with the 32bit.I just (downgraded or upgraded)back to 32bit.64bit is some what slower than 32bit and it dosent have many drivers for hardware.Also (IMO) and form what i have seen and played,games run a lot slower in 64bit.I was playing BF2142 and in 64bit the game was unplayable and would crash for time to time.I wouldnt do it (IMO).Also you can order the 64bit copy for M$ and keep it for the future when 64bit realy starts to take off.That what i did i have a 32bit and 64bit copy of vista.
    
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Actually 64 bit support is not nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be, and by its very nature 64 bit is faster - not slower than 32 bit. I've only run a few games on 64bit Vista, but if Starcraft works, I'm inclined to say almost anything would work.
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It's something like $10 to upgrade to 64bit if I buy the retail home premium right?
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post #6 of 6
Thats what I read somewhere.The retail Premium has a form with it that you send in for the 64 bit version.And the retail ultimate has both included.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...ons/64bit.mspx

It's not really a upgrade,you would format and install the 64 bit.The 32 and 64 are not compatible.
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