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Is my Vista Ultimate 64 bit license invalid for an upgrade from Vista 32 bit Home Premium?

Is my Vista Ultimate 64 bit license invalid for an upgrade from Vista 32 bit Home Premium?

I brought an upgrade disk for Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit. I want to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit to that. Now I am having activation issues. So I rang up Microsoft, the girl answering my phone, after a long while told me that I can't upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit to Ultimate 64 bit, and that my license is invalid.

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Guest [Entry]

"The license you purchased is valid
You however, cannot do an inplace upgrade, from a 32-bit system to a 64-bit system, you will need to do a complete reinstall.

This has been documented by Microsoft:

Can I upgrade from a 32-bit version of
Windows to a 64-bit version of
Windows?

No. If you are currently running a
32-bit version of Windows, you can
only perform an upgrade to another
32-bit version of Windows. Similarly,
if you are running a 64-bit version of
Windows Vista, you can only perform an
upgrade to another 64-bit version of
Windows Vista.

To ease the process, however, I think you can make use of Windows Easy Transfer

Windows Easy Transfer is a wizard that
helps you transfer the data that is
important to you, including:


User accounts
Files and folders
Program data files and settings
E-mail messages, settings, and contacts
Photos, music, and videos
Windows settings
Internet settings

Programs (applications) are not
transferred"