I'm not going to cover any deals various vendors have because I figure
anyone can go to the
Vendor sites and some are still unfolding and there are so many.
You have one purchase option right now to use a license now other than
Technet or MSDN via Comp USA if you're in the USA. You can buy licenses
from them and go to a website and download and I've detailed this in other
threads if you search with Comp USA in the thread.
Any questions you want to clear up can be done by calling 1-800-MICROSOFT
and using the appropriate pre-sales option that fits you. I'd believe MSFT
because after meticulous research, I have determined that they make Vista
and Office 2007.
We have also covered this in detail in numerous threads if you use View>Find
Buying an X86 DVD of course has nothing to do with X64, but you can get 64
Bit Vista on a DVD. You're going to have to have a 64 bit machine which you
seem to, and upgrades to Vista 64 if you don't get a full edition can of
course only be done from a 64 bit XP.
Again, if you want to hear it from MSFT I can point you to the nearest
convenient phone, and 1-800-MICROSOFT using the appropriate pre-sales
option for you.
Since you are a 64 bit guy, you might enjoy following the MSFT 64 bit
website where Charley Russell and some MVPs who are 64 bit gurus and
enthusiasts hang out but we have our share here. Just type in 64 in search
in Winmail or whatever you're using to hit these groups and you'll see that
group pop up.
Extended 64 is a good site with good forums and it has detailed discussion
of features and apps and how they work with tips on a 64 bit box. http://extended64.com/Default.aspx
"Stuart" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm looking at various vendors to get a copy of Vista Ultimate x64 - but
> I'm concerned that I will only get the x86 version! There are a plethora
> of rumours about whether or not the DVD will include the x64 version and
> I'm really not sure who to believe!
> The Microsoft site doesn't help nor do the vendors.
> There's no point buying an x86 Vista Ultimate DVD, it would simply be a
> waste of shelf-sapce!
> Can anyone point me to a page that clears up this confusion?