Vista 32 bit to Win 8 64 Bit Tags: Windows Vista OEM Last response: December 26, 2012 11:02 PM in Windows Vista Share agent00kevin December 26, 2012 6:31:28 PM Hai guys. I have been using a OEM key on my kids PCs. I always had Asus Mobos, so I assumed thats why it would work over and over again. However, I just built a budget gaming rig for the oldest, with a Biostar Mobo and AMD CPU. Now the OEM key is invalid for activation. So...I had an idea. We dont want 32 bit OS's anymore anyway. I could upgrade to W8 for 39.99, but we have Vista 32. We want W8 64. Would installing an OEM copy of W7 64 bit work long enough to use the upgrade to W8? More about : vista bit win bit agent00kevin December 26, 2012 9:15:16 PM I guess Ill answer this on my own soon enough. I took my OEM disc from Newegg and did a clean install of W7 64 bit on a new HDD, then did the upgrade process for W8. Its at 70% download completion. Hopefully this works. m 0 l agent00kevin December 26, 2012 11:02:49 PM Yep, works. W8 installed flawlessly m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved32bit Vista wont boot from Win8 64 boot CD Forum Solvedwindows 8 32 bit to windows 64 vista back to windows 8 64 Forum SolvedUpgrading from 32bit Win8 to 64bit. Anyway to keep my documents? Forum SolvedKeeping old files and programs upgrading from 32-bit Win 7 to 64-bit Win 8.1 Forum SolvedI am using win7 32bit i want to install win8.1 64bit to my pc when i run the setup it shows some error saying that my pc versi Forum SolvedVista 32-bit install OEM Win7 64-Bit Forum Solvedwhere to install 32 bit programs on 64 bit win 8 Forum SolvedNew motherboard, cpu, and ram can it run on old 32 bit computer? / xp 32 bit upgrade to win. 8 64 bit. Is it possible? Forum Formatting a Vista32bit drive and Installing Win7 64bit OEM over it Forum SolvedVista 32 bit to Win 7 64 bit... Forum Installing Win7 64bit (OEM) over Vista 32 ? Forum SolvedPartition 64-bit W8 for 32-bit Vista Forum How do I transfer my Vista 32 bit programs and files to a Windows 8 64 bit computer? Forum Transfer files from old windows Vista 32bit pc to new windows 8.1 64bit pc Forum Need to replace an HD w/32 bit vista with an HD w/64 bit win7 Forum SolvedDual boot win 8 64bit and 32bit Forum Can I have 2 hard drives. One with Win 7 32bit and the other with win 8.1 64bit and choose which system to boot into? Forum Solved32-bit version of Win8 or only 64-bit? Forum Win 8.1 64 bit & 32bit Forum Should i upgrade to win 7 64 bit from Vista 32 bit? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !