Upgrading to 64bit

I have Windows Vista 32bit, and I am interested in going to 64bit, so I can have more than 4GB of Ram.

How do I do this!Do I have to re-install the entire operating system, which means loosing everything!

geek_allas, Jan 23, 4:53 pm

do you have a 64bit version of vista !

geek_drcspy, Jan 23, 4:59 pm

cause if you were thinking of buying it DON'T - get win7 it's much better

geek_drcspy, Jan 23, 5:07 pm

No i don't have the 64bit version yet, so you say just jump to Windows 7 64 instead!I did though, that my OEM for Vista 32 would work for Vista 64, which would save me 200+ on a new operating system.!

geek_allas, Jan 23, 5:10 pm

not sure about that you'd have to read up on whatever you have there.i do know that toshiba laptops for instance give you the option of installing win7 32bit or 64bit when you first start em up

geek_drcspy, Jan 23, 5:13 pm

Your product key should also work with vista 64.
Just a matter of finding a copy.

geek_dvince, Jan 23, 5:23 pm


Hi can I ask, are you installing RAM for a heavy RAM intensive program, or just because its slow!

geek_pkm66, Jan 23, 5:36 pm

bit of both, Photoshop, HD Video editing, graphics heavy games.

geek_allas, Jan 23, 6:22 pm

do you have, and I thought this would be the first question, a 64bit capable processor!

geek_kevin16, Jan 23, 6:41 pm

I was one of the unlucky ones that brought Vistax64. worst thing i ever did.Pay for 7.would be my advice.

geek_kiri22, Jan 23, 6:42 pm