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Same vista key 32 bit and 64 bit dual boot on same machine?

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Just as the title suggests, I have a 32 bit vista DVD and 64 bit DVD with the same product key. Can I install both the 32 bit and 64 bit version in dual boot on the same machine?
post #2 of 15
I don't think so because it is the same key, so it would seem like 2 vista installs from 1 license
post #3 of 15
64 Bit Product key wont work with 32 bit DVD and vice versa.
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64 Bit Product key wont work with 32 bit DVD and vice versa.
Umm the same keys will work, thats why he has both versions with only one key. Im not sure about the dualboot though, try it and see what happens. Its not liek you are running both at the same time so i think it might work.
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It technically works, but I haven't the slightest idea whether it's legal.
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64 Bit Product key wont work with 32 bit DVD and vice versa.
The key will work on either but you can only use one or the other.
32 or 64 not both.
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They are pretty strict with there key, I doubt it would work you could call them and find out
they will probably say no
This is the number to call for vista key info, 1-800-936-5700

I just talked to them today.
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What it is, is that I bought vista retail, and it only has 32 bit on the original DVD. I then went to microsoft and ordered the 64 bit DVD with the same key and now have both. It's not like I want to use them on separate computers. I wouldn't be able to use both versions at the same time either.
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Vista Ultimate retail comes with both 32 and 64 bit discs, or it did the last time I looked.

If it's retail, and they're on the same computer, then I don't see a problem from a licensing/activation perspective.
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the product in question is home premium, so it doesn't come with 64 bit on the dvd, you have to order it from microsoft
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