8 Krypton

Vista 32 bit vs 64 bit

How do I know whether the version of Vista I order on a laptop is 64 bit or 32 bit? I want my 4 gigs of RAM to be put to good use. Does each version of Vista (home, business, ultimate) have a 64 bit and a 32 bit version?
0 Kudos
4 Replies
8 Krypton

Re: Vista 32 bit vs 64 bit

Click the Vista Pearl (the start button bottom left corner of your screen)

Click Control Panel

Click System

 

In the window that opens... under your WEI Score, in the section called System:

The heading System Type it will say 64-bit OR 32-bit Operating System (one or the other)

 

That's how you will know.

 

* Does each version of Vista (home, business, ultimate) have a 64 bit and a 32 bit version?

Yes if you buy the software retail... no if you buy OEM... so if the laptop is Dell, chances are very high that you have the 32-Bit OS.... however, there are rumors that maybe, just maybe Dell will send us all a free DVD of the 64-Bit version of the Vista OS we purchased,,, stay tuned 🙂

 

 

 

 

Peace


@J.Aaron wrote:
How do I know whether the version of Vista I order on a laptop is 64 bit or 32 bit? I want my 4 gigs of RAM to be put to good use. Does each version of Vista (home, business, ultimate) have a 64 bit and a 32 bit version?

 

Message Edited by MoneyGuyBK on 08-06-2008 01:02 AM
0 Kudos
8 Krypton

Re: Vista 32 bit vs 64 bit

J.Aaron, I hope THAT worked?!!!

 

 

Peace

 

 

0 Kudos
8 Krypton

Re: Vista 32 bit vs 64 bit

Problem is I haven't bought it yet...I was wanting to know which version they're giving me before I buy an XPS and spend extra money on 4 gigs of RAM.
0 Kudos
8 Krypton

Re: Vista 32 bit vs 64 bit

Hi

You will get the Vista 32 bit version on any of the XPS laptops !

And Vista 32 bit will only use about 3.5 out of the 4 gig,s .

Good Luck

 

Jerry\c3po5

XPS 430 Ram 8 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit  

Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version 

Dimension 8400 Ram 4 gigs Retail  Vista Ultimate 64 bit

Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version 

Dimension E 512 Ram 4 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit

Inspiron 1501 Ram 4 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit

Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version on drive 2

0 Kudos