Accidental 64-bit windows =/

By foozy
Apr 5, 2007
  1. So I wasn't paying attention and accidentally bought a 64-bit copy of Win Vista Home Premium, instead of the usual 32-bit. Does my hardware need to be 64-bit compatible to use it, or just 64-bit compatible to take advantage of the technology?

    Its either use it or it sits on my shelf until someone wants a 64-bit system. Which is probably going to take a long time.
  2. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373


    You hardware needs to have the driver support for windows vista 64 otherwise it wont work.
  3. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    Well I did an install and all went well except the sound. I'm thinking the problem is that I installed the wrong drivers at first, though =/

    Windows is recognizing sound but theres no output.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    Onboard sound? Check your motherboard manufacturer's website for 64 bit vista drivers. Most all common hardware should have Vista64 drivers by now.
  5. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    Silly me, I pulled off jumpers from the front panel sound connector but forgot to ever actually plug the front panel in.

    It all worked in the end... except for speedfan. I thought that was odd, but it was just an Athlon64 3500+ so I wasn't too concerned with temperatures.
  6. NRJ

    NRJ TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Strange. When I bought mine it came with 2 DVDs. one for 32bit and one for 64bit. You sure you don't have a second DVD with it?
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