Be warned. You cannot upgrade a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS.
You must do a complete fresh install if the version of XP you are using is 32 bit. So, if you don't want to lose everything and start completely over, you might as well start with the Vista 64 first.
If if is a 64 bit version of XP, yeah you can install it first, then do a 64 bit Vista upgrade.
But you know, for what it is worth, I always prefer to a fresh install of any OS over an upgrade.
ehh, I had a XP disk on hand and not a vista. I figured I should just get 64bit vista but if it wouldn't have mattered in the end I could have begun setting up the system a little more in depth and gotten the vista disk whenever. Do you guys recommend a specific version/store to get vista from?
Not everyone who posts here is a genius know-it-all like you or me!
you would have to be the first to call me a genius. Most call me dumb-@$$... Still, the phone bank at the big companies is usually full of people with accents so strong you can't understand them anyways. And they usually tell you to do things that have no relation what-so-ever to the problem you are facing. Yes, you are better off to take your problems to this forum.
I called MS for support. I think it was in 2006. I purchased a copy of XP x64.
Spell check did'nt work in OutLook Express. I talked to several people for hours. The first problem was that none of them spoke english very well. The second problem was that after all that time they didnt have a clue as to what was happening. I find out later that because the way MS wrote XP x64 you can not get spell check in outlook express. You have to do a work around. Dont you think they would have know that? What a waste of time.