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So this is my situation.

I'm currently running a version of OEM Vista 32bit Home premium, and i'm in the process of upgrading my mobo/board/ram. So pretty much i would need a new key so i don't violate the EULA.

My new system is gonna sport 4gb of ram and might very well have 8gb in the near future. So i do need a 64bit os in order to take advantage of the additional ram.

So my question is: Can i do a clean install on my new system with the OEM version of Vista Home 32bit (with or without key) and then upgrade it to the 64bit Ultimate
    
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When upgrading from 32bit to 64bit you have to wipe your old data or place it in Windows.Old (folder.)
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When upgrading from 32bit to 64bit you have to wipe your old data or place it in Windows.Old (folder.)
Well, keep in mind that this will be a clean install, so i'll nuke everything anyway.. So can i upgrade from 32bit home OEM to a 64bit Ultimate Retail Upgrade
    
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You need to buy a new version to upgrade to 64bit since its OEM. I tried to upgrade my laptop and it wouldn't let me (the microsoft site to get the new disk).
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