Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit for System Builders -- can I go 6

Posted: 01-08-2009, 03:51 PM
I inadvertantly ordered Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for OEM System
Builders from NewEgg when I really wanted the 64 bit version.

I haven't opened the package, and NewEgg will take it back for a refund
(thanks NewEgg!) But if possible I would like to work with what I have to
save time.

From searching discussions it looks like both 32 and 64 bit DVD's are in the
RETAIL package, but not clear if they are both in the OEM System Builder
package.

So...
#1 Does anyone know if the 32 bit Vista Ultimate OEM System Builder Pack has
a 64 bit DVD included?
#2 if #1 is no, then can I install a 64 bit Windows Vista and then activate
with my 32 bit key thereby bypassing the return/reorder process?

/John
Thanks!

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit for System Builders -- can I go 6


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Louie Kapp
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Re: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit for System Builders -- can I go 6
Posted: 01-08-2009, 05:04 PM
On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 07:51:19 -0800, JohnKay
<JohnKay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I inadvertantly ordered Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for OEM System
>Builders from NewEgg when I really wanted the 64 bit version.
>
>I haven't opened the package, and NewEgg will take it back for a refund
>(thanks NewEgg!) But if possible I would like to work with what I have to
>save time.
>
>From searching discussions it looks like both 32 and 64 bit DVD's are in the
>RETAIL package, but not clear if they are both in the OEM System Builder
>package.
They won't be.

JohnKay
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Re: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit for System Builders -- can I
Posted: 01-08-2009, 05:22 PM
Can you activate a 64 bit SP1 32-bit for OEM System
Builders using the key from the 32 bit package?

"Louie Kapp" wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 07:51:19 -0800, JohnKay
> <JohnKay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I inadvertantly ordered Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for OEM System
> >Builders from NewEgg when I really wanted the 64 bit version.
> >
> >I haven't opened the package, and NewEgg will take it back for a refund
> >(thanks NewEgg!) But if possible I would like to work with what I have to
> >save time.
> >
> >From searching discussions it looks like both 32 and 64 bit DVD's are in the
> >RETAIL package, but not clear if they are both in the OEM System Builder
> >package.
>
> They won't be.
>
>
Louie Kapp
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Re: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit for System Builders -- can I
Posted: 01-08-2009, 05:44 PM
On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 09:22:07 -0800, JohnKay
<JohnKay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Can you activate a 64 bit SP1 32-bit for OEM System
>Builders using the key from the 32 bit package?
Dunno.

Try Googling.
>"Louie Kapp" wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 07:51:19 -0800, JohnKay
>> <JohnKay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >I inadvertantly ordered Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for OEM System
>> >Builders from NewEgg when I really wanted the 64 bit version.
>> >
>> >I haven't opened the package, and NewEgg will take it back for a refund
>> >(thanks NewEgg!) But if possible I would like to work with what I have to
>> >save time.
>> >
>> >From searching discussions it looks like both 32 and 64 bit DVD's are in the
>> >RETAIL package, but not clear if they are both in the OEM System Builder
>> >package.
>>
>> They won't be.
>>
>>
sboyle
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Re: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit for System Builders -- can I
Posted: 01-08-2009, 08:03 PM
Yes. Keys for 64-bit and 32-bit are the same. You can use a key from a 32-bit
OEM disc for a 64-bit install and a key from a 64-bit OEM disc for a 32-bit
install.

-S

"JohnKay" wrote:
> Can you activate a 64 bit SP1 32-bit for OEM System
> Builders using the key from the 32 bit package?
>
> "Louie Kapp" wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 07:51:19 -0800, JohnKay
> > <JohnKay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >
> > >I inadvertantly ordered Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for OEM System
> > >Builders from NewEgg when I really wanted the 64 bit version.
> > >
> > >I haven't opened the package, and NewEgg will take it back for a refund
> > >(thanks NewEgg!) But if possible I would like to work with what I have to
> > >save time.
> > >
> > >From searching discussions it looks like both 32 and 64 bit DVD's are in the
> > >RETAIL package, but not clear if they are both in the OEM System Builder
> > >package.
> >
> > They won't be.
> >
> >
JohnKay
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Re: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit for System Builders -- can I
Posted: 01-08-2009, 08:14 PM
Thanks!
 
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