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post #1 of 20
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Ok, I need to know what version of Vista to get.

What bit?

My Processor is a Intel Pentium D

Here is my new board I am getting
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?Sku=S458-1310

The board says it is 64 Bit

So do i get 64bit?

THe Vista Im looking at getting is Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x86
Help?
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well 32bit would be fine for the about of ram you have, but i really wouldnt recommend vista for you. unless you have a good solid reason to use it.
and btw you have almost twice my rep and half my posts.
oh well.
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Originally Posted by Sgt.Collins View Post
well 32bit would be fine for the about of ram you have, but i really wouldnt recommend vista for you. unless you have a good solid reason to use it.
and btw you have almost twice my rep and half my posts.
oh well.
I just like the way it looks and operates. Its really neat. Pluss im tired of XP. Why should i not use Vista?
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post #4 of 20
Yep the 32 bit Ultimate version is fine for your use. But if you're going to get more RAM down the road, consider the 64 bit version.
You can buy the OEM copy to save some cash.
post #5 of 20
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Here is the Copy im getting

Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x86 OEM

Is that 32 or 64?
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post #6 of 20
to tell you the truth, thats why i switched to vista, im just tired of the way xp looks.


ok then go for 32 bit. and to igob, if he wants to reinstall it later down the road on a different system as well, shouldnt he spend the extra bit of money to get full?
i guess its up to you
edit: whoa beat me to it elm

i think its 32 bit, but i'm not sure
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Alright cool guys! Thanks!!!
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post #8 of 20
x86 is 32 bit.

And you can reinstall OEM versions, only when you change your motherboard, you would need to repurchase.
post #9 of 20
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Umm, well my board is a 64 bit, so woulnt that cause problems?
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post #10 of 20
Nope it'll be fine. It just means it also supports 64 bit.
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