- 24th June 2010, 07:17 #1New Member
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- Mar 2010
Can I use the same Vista serial while changing from x64 to x86?
My operating system is Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. I presently have the 64 bit version installed but am thinking about switching to the 32 bit when I do a new installation later next month. The reason is that I have several softwares that will not run with 64 bits and I need them.
My question is will this effect my registration and validation? I purchased Vista Ultimate from the Microsoft Store in the UK but cannot find a link for support.
Any and all help is appreciated.
- 24th June 2010, 07:29 #2
I have no experience in swapping from 64 bit to 32 bit apart from upgrading from Vista to 7 but when it comes to re-installing Windows Vista I have plentiful.
Every time I re-installed Vista it was fine only now and again it would fail validation. This wasn't too much of a problem as when it did the support details come up with a Free Number to call.
Its all automated and pretty painless you just follow the step to step guide and you should be soon back in business within 15 mins or so.
I believe this is just to make sure your not using the serial number on loads of different machines.
I hope this helps you, JR
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