[CLOSED] Upgrading from 32bit to 64bit Vista Ult.

Discussion in 'Installation & Compatibility' started by Blazingpheonix, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Blazingpheonix


    Feb 2, 2008
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    Hi I'm new to the forums but quick to ask for help:p Any way back in August I bought the Upgrade to windows Vista Ultimate (came with 32bit and 64bit DVD's) . I had XP home. So far I have been overall happy with my Vista experience but am considering upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit. I want to be able to use up to four gigs of ram, As I understand I will need 64bit to do this as 32bit is only capable of 3 gigs Of RAM.

    So Can I put the 64bit upgrade disc into my drive and just go from 32 bit to 64 it (Of course I will need to get new drivers) Or will I have to format my drive, install XP and then install 64bit vista? And will I be able to use my product Key twice if I have already registered 32bit? Thanks.;)

    P.S I run alot of games and consider myself more of a power user than a casual PC user. How are drivers for Vista 64bit now? And is it worth it or should I just use 3 gigs of ram? Another reason I want to go to 64bit is because I plan on this year getting a 1 gig Video card, and If I'm correct 32 bit would subtract that from my installed ram.
    Blazingpheonix, Feb 2, 2008
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  2. Blazingpheonix


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    Northern Virginia, USA
    WAW8, Feb 3, 2008
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