Updating vista 32 to vista 64
Sometimes, the system may start looping endlessly when the system update flags are not set correctly.This can be solved by deleting these files manually. Some of the solutions below require the use of the Microsoft Windows setup CD or DVD.
I've been looking to do the same for my Inspiron 1721. One slight twist to the 32/64-bit thing: If your key code is for Vista with SP1 built-in, you have to use a disc with SP1 built-in, or activate after SP1 has been applied.
The error messages, alerts, warnings, and symptoms below are tied to this error.
Windows Update can fail during the updates installation if the updates began to be installed during a shutdown operation of your computer The When you force restart your computer, Windows boots again with Windows Update trying to install the pending updates.
Once you load this 64bit Vista operating system, Dell will not assist in any operating system, software, or driver issues. If you want support for operating system, software, or driver issues, you must remove the 64bit Vista and reload the 32bit Vista." Dell-Chris_M.
Upgrading from a 32-bit version to a 64-bit version You cannot perform an upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows Vista to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista.