Where can I buy a new PC with Vista 32-bit?

March 22, 2010 at 16:41:23
Specs: Windows Vista
Due to software compatibility issues I must have a desktop PC with Windows Vista 32 installed. I'm looking for something around $1000 with a 20"+ monitor. Problem is I can not find anything but Windows 7 machines now. Anyone know where I can get a GOOD PC with vista 32 installed?

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#1
March 22, 2010 at 17:07:40
I would be amazed that a program would run on Vista 32 bit and not Windows 7 32 bit. I think the HP site has some business systems that still come with Vista. Some off lease computers come with Vista also from all sorts of places.

I'd consider Windows 7 and run a virtual machine before I bought a new Vista system. At least get one with a Windows 7 upgrade.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
March 22, 2010 at 17:31:59
I'll have to double check the Win7 32 bit compatibility. It's an older version of some expensive warehouse management software and their upgrade package for 64 bit compatibility is FAR more expensive than a new machine.

I've had Dell machines for years and becoming tired of the lack of support. How are HPs in terms of quality?


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#3
March 23, 2010 at 13:55:19
You may have the option to load a 32 bit OS on your system to allow the older system to work. Heck I'd run a VM. Might see if your system is supported for the VirtualPC at MS.

Don't get my lying!

Since Dell owes me money I can't recommend them. I personally have a HP and like it but we have thousands of HP's at work.They have been good.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
March 23, 2010 at 17:42:18
Er ... there's really no problem here.

You've got a license to run either x86 or x64 version of Windows 7. Borrow
or have someone burn you a copy of the applicable 32-Bit Windows version
of your license & reload the machine with the 32-Bit OS -- your key will
activate the installation.

Windows 7 News!


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#5
March 24, 2010 at 14:42:18
I made the same mistake when xp came out (didn't have all the drivers yet)....So I bought a refurbished 98se Gateway PC, biggest mistake I ever made...XP became the best OS for quite some time untill windows 7 showed up. Vista has always been a dog, so why would you want that one? Stick with windows 7 even if you have to get a 32 bit system, you won't regret it.

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#6
March 24, 2010 at 15:05:29
The problem is 64 bit Windows 7 has some advantages for many people other than it stinks on some older programs. If one were to run Adobe's or maybe other high end programs that can take advantage of a 64 bit os and extra memory there would be a bit hit to go back.

Someone's copy if W7 may or may not include all the drivers needed. It should be enough to load but I never tried to activate one copy with another key. The OEM disks may have both installs but it could be ordered if not.

If one were to have a version for the new (old really) VirtualPC there could get a copy of xp included but all that can be done other ways too.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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