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Can i get an upgrade to 64bit?

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Hi there. I currently have XP PRO 32-bit, but with the new ballistix set coming out i'm wanting to get 4GB and get 64-bit. I heard that you can get an upgrade pack from microsoft or something for a small fee. Any ideas? I don't really want to have to buy an entirley new license.
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You will not want to upgrade to XP 64-bit, it was never retail OS and the support for it is bad.

If you want to go 64-bit than grab a copy of vista. Vista 32-bit and 64-bit is much less buggy than XP 64-bit.
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I've pulled this directly off Miscrosofts FAQ page

Q. Can I upgrade from 32-bit Windows XP Professional to Windows XP Professional x64 Edition?
A. No, you can't upgrade. You can use the Technology Advancement Program until the end of July, 2005, to exchange your copy of Windows XP Professional for the x64 Edition of Windows XP Professional, but doing so replaces your existing license with the new license. The actual installation of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is a fresh install, not an upgrade. All your programs will have to be reinstalled, and if you have data on the same drive as your operating system, it will be wiped out. Make a thorough backup of your important files before doing the installation.
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that sucks...i was thinking this today too. I don't feel like spending the cash on vista right now...maybe i can dual boot osx and linux :-P
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