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Can I still upgrade to Vista using a XP key?

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I'm guessing probably not, but if I can, where can I get the DVD and what version of Vista could I upgrade to?
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No you will need to buy ether a Vista upgade or the full install version. I would go with the full install and not a upgrade.
    
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Believe it or not the upgrade version is identical to the full install version the only difference is the product key,your current OS determines what version you can upgrade to XP Pro can go to Business & Ultimate.
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I have a Pro key, I want to do a clean format at the same time... So what would work? Install XP on my new partition then upgrade it to Vista before doing anything else? Can I upgrade to x64?
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you need a vista key to install a vista os. unless all you want is a 30 day trial. a xp key will not work with a vista.
you can not upgrade a 32bit os with a 64 bit os . you will have to do a fresh install with the 64 bit os.
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If you get the upgrade DVD,just do a custom install(while login to XP) it's basically the same as a clean install.It will leaves the previous installed OS in a folder called Windows.old which you can delete using CC or something similar.As for upgrading to 64 I have no clue.

EDIT:noobdown is right you need a Vista Key.
 
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