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Thread: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

  1. #1
    edgardumea Guest

    Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

    Hi !

    A while ago I bought Win Vista Ultimate retail pack. It came with a 32 bit
    version of the OS and the 64 bit version as well. Only one key.
    I have already installed the 32 bit version & used the license key.
    What if later, after I upgrade my computer with a 64 bit processor & so on,
    I want to reinstall Vista & decide to put the 64 bit version ? Am I allowed
    to use the same license key ? If not, why did the retail box came the 64 bit
    version too ?

    Thanks,

    Edgar

  2. #2
    wburchnall@hotmail.com Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

    On Aug 5, 10:50 am, edgardumea <edgardu...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > Hi !
    >
    > A while ago I bought Win Vista Ultimate retail pack. It came with a 32 bit
    > version of the OS and the 64 bit version as well. Only one key.
    > I have already installed the 32 bit version & used the license key.
    > What if later, after I upgrade my computer with a 64 bit processor & so on,
    > I want to reinstall Vista & decide to put the 64 bit version ? Am I allowed
    > to use the same license key ? If not, why did the retail box came the 64 bit
    > version too ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Edgar


    Edgar, both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate
    share the same product key. You can reinstall it on the same pc as
    many times as you'd like and on a difference pc once if you uninstall
    it from the original machine first according to your end user liscence
    agreement.


  3. #3
    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

    Hi,

    Your Product Key is good for use on either version. Your license only allows
    for use of one or the other as a single installation on one machine, not
    both simultaneously. Which one you use is up to you. Should you opt to
    remove the 32 bit and install 64 instead at some point, you will simply have
    to reactivate via phone call after using the same key for installation.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "edgardumea" <edgardumea@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:824160D9-70CF-419B-95F4-3E269D4A67C9@microsoft.com...
    > Hi !
    >
    > A while ago I bought Win Vista Ultimate retail pack. It came with a 32 bit
    > version of the OS and the 64 bit version as well. Only one key.
    > I have already installed the 32 bit version & used the license key.
    > What if later, after I upgrade my computer with a 64 bit processor & so
    > on,
    > I want to reinstall Vista & decide to put the 64 bit version ? Am I
    > allowed
    > to use the same license key ? If not, why did the retail box came the 64
    > bit
    > version too ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Edgar



  4. #4
    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

    <wburchnall@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1186338112.152304.295600@i13g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    > On Aug 5, 10:50 am, edgardumea <edgardu...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    >> Hi !
    >>
    >> A while ago I bought Win Vista Ultimate retail pack. It came with a 32
    >> bit
    >> version of the OS and the 64 bit version as well. Only one key.
    >> I have already installed the 32 bit version & used the license key.
    >> What if later, after I upgrade my computer with a 64 bit processor & so
    >> on,
    >> I want to reinstall Vista & decide to put the 64 bit version ? Am I
    >> allowed
    >> to use the same license key ? If not, why did the retail box came the 64
    >> bit
    >> version too ?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Edgar

    >
    > Edgar, both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate
    > share the same product key. You can reinstall it on the same pc as
    > many times as you'd like and on a difference pc once if you uninstall
    > it from the original machine first according to your end user liscence
    > agreement.
    >




    With Ultimate you can install it as a virtual machine up to nine times(?) as
    well.

    ss.


  5. #5
    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

    "edgardumea" <edgardumea@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:824160D9-70CF-419B-95F4-3E269D4A67C9@microsoft.com...
    > Hi !
    >
    > A while ago I bought Win Vista Ultimate retail pack. It came with a 32 bit
    > version of the OS and the 64 bit version as well. Only one key.
    > I have already installed the 32 bit version & used the license key.
    > What if later, after I upgrade my computer with a 64 bit processor & so
    > on,
    > I want to reinstall Vista & decide to put the 64 bit version ? Am I
    > allowed
    > to use the same license key ? If not, why did the retail box came the 64
    > bit
    > version too ?



    If you want both at the same time you could install 64-bit and install
    VirtualPC (free) on that. Then you can install 32-bit as a virtual machine,
    as the Ultimate licence agreement allows that.

    ss.


  6. #6
    edgardumea Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

    Thanks everybody for your replies, you've been very helpful :)
    I currently don't intend to migrate on a 64 bit machine; my question was
    rather a curiosity of mine :)
    Thanks again !

    "Synapse Syndrome" wrote:

    > "edgardumea" <edgardumea@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:824160D9-70CF-419B-95F4-3E269D4A67C9@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi !
    > >
    > > A while ago I bought Win Vista Ultimate retail pack. It came with a 32 bit
    > > version of the OS and the 64 bit version as well. Only one key.
    > > I have already installed the 32 bit version & used the license key.
    > > What if later, after I upgrade my computer with a 64 bit processor & so
    > > on,
    > > I want to reinstall Vista & decide to put the 64 bit version ? Am I
    > > allowed
    > > to use the same license key ? If not, why did the retail box came the 64
    > > bit
    > > version too ?

    >
    >
    > If you want both at the same time you could install 64-bit and install
    > VirtualPC (free) on that. Then you can install 32-bit as a virtual machine,
    > as the Ultimate licence agreement allows that.
    >
    > ss.
    >
    >


  7. #7
    Noddy Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

    <wburchnall@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1186338112.152304.295600@i13g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > Edgar, both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate
    > share the same product key. You can reinstall it on the same pc as
    > many times as you'd like and on a difference pc once if you uninstall
    > it from the original machine first according to your end user liscence
    > agreement.
    >


    He has retail version so he can install it to any machine so long as it is
    removed from the previous machine. Sounds to me like you are describing the
    OEM license.


  8. #8
    Noddy Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys

    "edgardumea" <edgardumea@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:82081A27-A85C-4976-8616-E79F246CFE76@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks everybody for your replies, you've been very helpful :)
    > I currently don't intend to migrate on a 64 bit machine; my question was
    > rather a curiosity of mine :)
    > Thanks again !


    Except someone told you misinformation. You have a Retail license and not
    OEM so you can install it to any PC you like so long as it is removed from
    the previous PC first. Someone told you you can only install it to a new PC
    once, which is wrong.


  9. #9
    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys


    "Noddy" <SPAM@BLOCKER.ACTIVE> wrote in message
    news:9Dpti.70777$ss3.51574@fe01.news.easynews.com...
    > <wburchnall@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1186338112.152304.295600@i13g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >>
    >> Edgar, both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate
    >> share the same product key. You can reinstall it on the same pc as
    >> many times as you'd like and on a difference pc once if you uninstall
    >> it from the original machine first according to your end user liscence
    >> agreement.
    >>

    >
    > He has retail version so he can install it to any machine so long as it is
    > removed from the previous machine. Sounds to me like you are describing
    > the OEM license.



    That's exactly what he said:

    "You can reinstall it on the same pc as many times as you'd like and on a
    difference pc once if you uninstall it from the original machine"

    You have misread.

    ss.



  10. #10
    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 32 & 64 bit license keys


    "Noddy" <SPAM@BLOCKER.ACTIVE> wrote in message
    news:uFpti.72343$hS7.39754@fe04.news.easynews.com...
    > "edgardumea" <edgardumea@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:82081A27-A85C-4976-8616-E79F246CFE76@microsoft.com...
    >> Thanks everybody for your replies, you've been very helpful :)
    >> I currently don't intend to migrate on a 64 bit machine; my question was
    >> rather a curiosity of mine :)
    >> Thanks again !

    >
    > Except someone told you misinformation. You have a Retail license and not
    > OEM so you can install it to any PC you like so long as it is removed from
    > the previous PC first. Someone told you you can only install it to a new
    > PC once, which is wrong.


    As in once you have uninstalled it, not only one time. D'uh.

    ss.



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