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Vista OEM and 64 Bit Architecture

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I'm just curious if anyone knows if I can use my Vista Business OEM Key to install 64 bit version of Vista Business? Atm I don't have 64 bit media, but I'm pretty sure I can easily attain some. Would that be legal use of the license?

Just a quick question for anyone in the Know. I can't find an answer anywhere.
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What version of business are you going to use it with? AFAIK, you need to use OEM with OEM and retail with retail. If the license is OEM, it may not work with a retail version of Vista.
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You should be able to install both the 32bit and 64bit version of Vista Business. I was able to do that very thing with Vista Home Premium x32 and Ultimate x64, so I don't see why Business should be any different. Just remember, one key per computer!
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The Product Key name is just "Windows Vista Business OEM" it doesn't say a bit-size. So I assumed it should work, just wanted confirmation. Thanks.
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You should be able to. I don't believe it violates anything in the EULA. Hundred Gunner will probably pop up in this thread to tell us we're all wrong anyway, though Again, as far as i know, you should be able to do that as long as you have a 64-bit version of the DVD.
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Each Vista key is Assigned to a specific version of Windows Vista.

If that Business key is for 32Bit you cannot install 64Bit to my knowledge.
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