Vista Ultimate Dual-Boot

Posted: 02-19-2007, 01:05 AM
Hi all,

I am currenly running Windows XP Pro 32, XP Pro 64 and Vista RC2 on my home
PC, in a multiple boot scenario. I have now purchased Vista Ultimate, which
comes with DVDs for both 32 bit and 64 bit.

Can I install both versions on my PC and activate both, or will I need to
purchase a second license?

My PC configuration is as follows:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor 5200+
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard

C-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running Windows
XP Pro 32 bit
D-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running Windows
XP Pro 64 bit
E-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running Windows
Vista RC2 - 32 bit
F-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - reserved for
Vista 64 bit.

Memory 4 x 1.0GB DDRII-533 240PIN DIMM

Video - LEADTEK PX8800GTX 768M PCIE 2DVI/HDTV

Vincent49

Vista Ultimate Dual-Boot


Responses to "Vista Ultimate Dual-Boot"

Jane C
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Re: Vista Ultimate Dual-Boot
Posted: 02-19-2007, 01:13 AM
You would need a second licence to be able to use both x64 and x86 Vista.

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"Vincent49" <Vincent49@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:91DCEB5A-10AD-4777-B593-FB20C56868AB@microsoft.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I am currenly running Windows XP Pro 32, XP Pro 64 and Vista RC2 on my
> home
> PC, in a multiple boot scenario. I have now purchased Vista Ultimate,
> which
> comes with DVDs for both 32 bit and 64 bit.
>
> Can I install both versions on my PC and activate both, or will I need to
> purchase a second license?
>
> My PC configuration is as follows:
>
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor 5200+
> ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
>
> C-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> XP Pro 32 bit
> D-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> XP Pro 64 bit
> E-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> Vista RC2 - 32 bit
> F-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - reserved for
> Vista 64 bit.
>
> Memory 4 x 1.0GB DDRII-533 240PIN DIMM
>
> Video - LEADTEK PX8800GTX 768M PCIE 2DVI/HDTV
>
> Vincent49
Rock
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Re: Vista Ultimate Dual-Boot
Posted: 02-19-2007, 01:38 AM
"Vincent49" <Vincent49@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> Hi all,
>
> I am currenly running Windows XP Pro 32, XP Pro 64 and Vista RC2 on my
> home
> PC, in a multiple boot scenario. I have now purchased Vista Ultimate,
> which
> comes with DVDs for both 32 bit and 64 bit.
>
> Can I install both versions on my PC and activate both, or will I need to
> purchase a second license?
>
> My PC configuration is as follows:
>
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor 5200+
> ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
>
> C-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> XP Pro 32 bit
> D-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> XP Pro 64 bit
> E-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> Vista RC2 - 32 bit
> F-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - reserved for
> Vista 64 bit.
>
> Memory 4 x 1.0GB DDRII-533 240PIN DIMM
>
> Video - LEADTEK PX8800GTX 768M PCIE 2DVI/HDTV
Once license per installation, so you'll need a second license.

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Vincent49
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Re: Vista Ultimate Dual-Boot
Posted: 02-19-2007, 01:43 AM
Thanks "Jane C" for your advice. I thought it would be a licensing issue. I
contacted Microsoft Support and they advised that I cannot buy a second
license per sec, and that the options are to buy a 5 license pack or buy a
second copy of Vista Ultimate. The support person at Microsoft could not
determine if a second Ultimate upgrade version would work with my
configuration, or that I would need to purchase the full Ultimate version.

Vincent49

"Jane C" wrote:
> You would need a second licence to be able to use both x64 and x86 Vista.
>
> --
> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
> "Vincent49" <Vincent49@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:91DCEB5A-10AD-4777-B593-FB20C56868AB@microsoft.com...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am currenly running Windows XP Pro 32, XP Pro 64 and Vista RC2 on my
> > home
> > PC, in a multiple boot scenario. I have now purchased Vista Ultimate,
> > which
> > comes with DVDs for both 32 bit and 64 bit.
> >
> > Can I install both versions on my PC and activate both, or will I need to
> > purchase a second license?
> >
> > My PC configuration is as follows:
> >
> > AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor 5200+
> > ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
> >
> > C-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> > Windows
> > XP Pro 32 bit
> > D-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> > Windows
> > XP Pro 64 bit
> > E-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> > Windows
> > Vista RC2 - 32 bit
> > F-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - reserved for
> > Vista 64 bit.
> >
> > Memory 4 x 1.0GB DDRII-533 240PIN DIMM
> >
> > Video - LEADTEK PX8800GTX 768M PCIE 2DVI/HDTV
> >
> > Vincent49
>
Rock
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Re: Vista Ultimate Dual-Boot
Posted: 02-19-2007, 02:20 AM
"Vincent49" <Vincent49@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> Thanks "Jane C" for your advice. I thought it would be a licensing issue.
> I
> contacted Microsoft Support and they advised that I cannot buy a second
> license per sec, and that the options are to buy a 5 license pack or buy a
> second copy of Vista Ultimate. The support person at Microsoft could not
> determine if a second Ultimate upgrade version would work with my
> configuration, or that I would need to purchase the full Ultimate version.
To use two Vista upgrade versions you need two XP licenses.

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John Barnett MVP
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Re: Vista Ultimate Dual-Boot
Posted: 02-19-2007, 04:18 PM
You will need a second licence.

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"Vincent49" <Vincent49@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:91DCEB5A-10AD-4777-B593-FB20C56868AB@microsoft.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I am currenly running Windows XP Pro 32, XP Pro 64 and Vista RC2 on my
> home
> PC, in a multiple boot scenario. I have now purchased Vista Ultimate,
> which
> comes with DVDs for both 32 bit and 64 bit.
>
> Can I install both versions on my PC and activate both, or will I need to
> purchase a second license?
>
> My PC configuration is as follows:
>
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor 5200+
> ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
>
> C-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> XP Pro 32 bit
> D-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> XP Pro 64 bit
> E-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - running
> Windows
> Vista RC2 - 32 bit
> F-Drive Seagate 320G 16M SATA II NCQ PRT BARRACUDA 7200.10 - reserved for
> Vista 64 bit.
>
> Memory 4 x 1.0GB DDRII-533 240PIN DIMM
>
> Video - LEADTEK PX8800GTX 768M PCIE 2DVI/HDTV
>
> Vincent49
 
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