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Does anyone know if i can upgrade from xp pro 32bit to vista ultimate 64bit , just with the upgrade without a clean install , so i can save all my programs and files? Ive seen downloadable upgrades , are they ok or no?... thanks
    
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I dont think so, i would definitely do a clean install anyway, esp. going from 32 to 64 bit
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You cannot upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. You MUST do a clean install because of the change in the architecture.
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just go with a clean install, when you install Vista over xp, there is a windows.old folder on your C drive that has all of your old files and stuff in it. just in case, if i were you id store the important stuff on a flash drive or dvd prior to it.
    
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Does anyone know if i can upgrade from xp pro 32bit to vista ultimate 64bit , just with the upgrade without a clean install , so i can save all my programs and files? Ive seen downloadable upgrades , are they ok or no?... thanks
Nope, when going from a 32bit OS to a 64bit one you have to re-format and do a clean install. So backup your files first if you are going to upgrade to vista 64.
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