retail Home Premium 32-bit to Ultimate 32-bit to Ultimate 64-bit.

retail Home Premium 32-bit to Ultimate 32-bit to Ultimate 64-bit.

Post by TmV3IHRvIF » Tue, 09 Oct 2007 15:37:00


Got a older computer, has windows vista on it (32bit)

Vista is a retail Home Premium copy, that was installed, activated, and used
since nearly a week after it was available, about 3 months down the road is
was upgraded over the internet via MS's upgrade system to Ultimate.

Now heres the dilema...

This machine is getting the boot, being stripped down and parted out.... a
New machine is ready to roll, so basically everything is going to be GONE. A
fresh install of windows is needed..

the Question arises, being retail, i don't think switching to a new machine
is going to be a problem at all, BUT

Should i be able to install windows Vista Ultimate STRAIGHT AWAY onto the
machine, or does the upgrade process have to be done (and how so?)... also,
being 32bit version, and then upgraded to ultimate (retail).... i'm not sure,
but would installing 64bit version of ultimate cause any greif? Is it
possible? (as we've got a 64bit DVD here already....)

anyone got any ideas?
Thanks.
 
 
 

retail Home Premium 32-bit to Ultimate 32-bit to Ultimate 64-bit.

Post by Rick Roger » Tue, 09 Oct 2007 21:03:21

Hi,

You are correct in that you can transfer to the new hardware. You will
likely need to phone in the activation this time as the key will be reported
as being in use, but this is a valid transfer. If I understand the anytime
upgrade process correctly, you will need to reinstall the Vista HP first,
then do the anytime upgrade process (which you should be able to access via
digital locker, check this first).

Also, your license for Vista allows for the installation of either 32 or 64
bit, so should you want to try the latter this time around it is also valid
for this.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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retail Home Premium 32-bit to Ultimate 32-bit to Ultimate 64-bit.

Post by John Barne » Tue, 09 Oct 2007 21:03:22

You don't say whether you have an upgrade version or full version of retail.
Both can be moved, but you will either need to install XP, or do the double
install process to get it to install. As always drivers can be a problem.
If you can't get the drivers for XP, then do the double install as you are
the owner of a valid XP license and are only going to be using one copy of
Vista. As to 64-bit, make sure that you can get 64-bit SIGNED drivers for
all of the equipment that you plan to use, or be prepared to replace it.
The same goes for all of your software.