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+Rep for this great find

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definatly going to try the when I get home from work. I'll be able to use all 4gb's
    
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post #23 of 130
Has anybody else tried it?

Also, how is this can work but if we, say, barrow a friend's x64 DVD with out 32-bit CD-Key it doesn't work, or so I'm told...?
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post #24 of 130
Quote:
Originally Posted by error10 View Post
And it's legal, too!

If you have a retail or an upgrade version of Windows Vista, go here and put in your Product Key. Cost is $10 shipped.

Most OEM keys won't work with the above site, but you can try it. If yours doesn't work, go here instead, where all OEM keys are accepted:

Media Replacement for End Users of System Builders (US/Canada only)

For other countries, check the list here.

One of the valid reasons for media replacement is:
Upgrade/downgrade from 32/64-bit Windows

Now the unfortunate part is it costs $30 shipped (in the US).

But at least there is a (relatively inexpensive) legal option for 32-bit Windows OEM users to get their 64-bit discs!
When a buddy of mine bought 32 bit Vista by mistake, I just burned him a copy of my 64 - bit OEM DVD and he just entered in his key and it installed just fine. He's got his 32 bit. Essentially it's the same thing that MS does but it doesn't cost you $10 and doesn't look as shiny.
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Sorry...I seem to have double posted....
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post #26 of 130
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
When a buddy of mine bought 32 bit Vista by mistake, I just burned him a copy of my 64 - bit OEM DVD and he just entered in his key and it installed just fine. He's got his 32 bit. Essentially it's the same thing that MS does but it doesn't cost you $10 and doesn't look as shiny.
True, but we can't officially encourage that kind of thing, you know.
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post #27 of 130
Sweet nice find .Now i can afford to upgrade my 32bit Home premuim to 64 bit
    
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post #28 of 130
Gonna try this as soon as I get home. Rep+
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post #29 of 130
dies it work for those of us who are north of the border?
    
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Sweet!
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