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Old September 15th, 2009, 08:38 PM
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Can I Upgrade My Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit OS?

I currently have Windows Visa Home Premiun Edition (32bit) installed on my PC. I am only allowed a total of 4GB of RAM. Can I upgrade to a 64 bit OS so I can install up to 8GB of RAM? What is the easiest and cheapest way to go about the upgrade if it is possible?

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Old September 15th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Did your vista come with your computer or did you purchase it separately? It makes a difference.

IMO wait until windows 7 is released and get it.

Something to consider, if you upgrade to 64 bit, you will need to do a clean install.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 08:57 PM
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The Vista I currently have came with the PC when I purchased it from Best Buy.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 09:01 PM
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you will have to purchase upgrade version of vista 64. Someone will have to correct me if wrong but you may have to purchase the 32 bit upgrade then get the 64 bit key from microsoft.

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Old September 15th, 2009, 11:34 PM
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See 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for your replies! Looks like I'm stuck with my 32bit OS unless I want to do a clean wipe and install a new 64bit OS. Just curious, what is the cheapest route to take when purchasing a 64bit OS that can handle 8GB of RAM?

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Old September 17th, 2009, 02:30 AM
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Windows 7 will be released in a month's time (October 22nd) manooly. Why not wait and see what deals are offered then?
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Old September 17th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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Will do! Thanks again.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:37 PM
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AnnMarie,

First of all I would like to thank you for all the time you put in here helping us all out with your expertise. I have been reading up on everything I can for the past week or so as I just stumbled onto this site after four years away and am sure glad I did.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi and know we appreciate you and all that are here helping us out

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Old September 22nd, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Good to see you back Capt Ron and thanks for the kind words.
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