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change win vista 64 to 32

Q: change win vista 64 to 32

what steps would i take inorder to change windows vista 64 bit to 32 bit ?

iam not very computer literate with all the lingo , could some give me a link on how to or step by step instuctions on how to do this ?

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A: change win vista 64 to 32

you will have format and reinstall from scratch

boot from the vista 32x disk to the install screen and install

you will need to back up anything you need to save before you start
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Second, a bit off topic. What is the purpose of Windows Defender? Does it make having Norton on the system too, redundant.



A:New Vista User, Message to Change to Windows Vista Background

Hello jdpeterman

qttask.exe is related to quicktime but there must be an issue with it. Try changing auto loads service in the startup configuration

1. Start\Run
2. Type msconfig
3. Under the startup tab uncheck anythink to do with quicktime or qttask.exe
4. select Apply and Ok and exit without restart

Or check what else is loading using windows defender

1. Start\Control Panel\Security\Windows defender
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Reboot and see if the error message goes away

Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected and minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.

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A:change vista with xp

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A:Can I change from Vista 64 to 32? Please help!!

Hi Boon,

Welcome to the forum.

All Vista's, except for the Basic version, has a 64 and 32 bit version available for it. If you got a Vista installation DVD, check to see if it is for the 32 bit or 64 bit Vista.

If you only have the 64 bit installation dvd, then ask HP or the place where you bought it how you can get the 32 bit version from them. You should not have to buy a full priced 32 bit Vista.

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A:Change Vista To Xp?

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There is No discussion of illigal websites, warez or piracy here as stated in the!

If you own a Vista DVD you can request a 32bit or 64bit DVD from Microsoft for $12

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A:Change Language in Vista?

mr wolf,

Here is a Microsoft link that (sort of) explains what the difference is between LIP and MUI.
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Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP).*

If you have Vista Ultimate - you will be in luck - if you have - Windows Vista Ultimate -
MUI is also available for Vista Enterprise -
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A:vista won't let me change password

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ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

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select all
control key + C key - to copy
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TWO -----------------------------------------------

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A:Do i need to change from 32bit vista to 64?

If its new pc ....i'd go for 64 "no mater vista or Wds 7"

Things are changing towards 64 bit now ...

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A:How do i change from vista to xp?? Help needed!


I used to be like you, a VISTAphobe.

Thanks to my best friend who owns an online PC service business and more recently, to FORUM and its gurus/wizes/techies, I am now a die hard VISTAphile. Trust me, VISTA is by far superior to XP or any previous windows OS's. Just give yourself a chance to know it a little bit more. Stay with the FORUM...and have fun. VISTA Home Premium is truly fun.

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Quote: Originally Posted by RAMWolff

I'm 100% sure it's a security measure

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Quote: Originally Posted by stranger19

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Does this machine have a OEM OS tied to the original Motherboard?
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