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Microsoft to exchange 32 bit Windows for 64

CeBIT 2005 For free
Fri Mar 11 2005, 16:07
WE MET a senior Microsoft bloke, a member of the Windows 64 bit group and he told us that within three months customers will be able to replace its existing copy for a brand new Windows 64 bit version.

The RTM (Release to Manufacture) version is soon to be ready. Official release is expected toward the end of the April as we originally suggested in our previous part.

We were quite surprised with this noble action and Microsoft has been very nice to the early 64 bit supporters giving away all the betas for free. This finally wiped away all our fears that users of existing 32 bit Windows will have to go out and buy a copy of new 64 bit Windows.

OEMs will have the power to decide what they want to do as some decides to exchange its windows while some will not. It all depends how you run your business.

Once it's released you will have to register at Microsoft site and will fill the form, download your Windows 64 bit company and will get your activation key on your e mail, we understood. This is exactly how you could get Windows 64 bit Release Candidate 2.

. We finally lived to the moment when we are actually close to see this product launched, incidentally just after Intel announced its first 64 bit part. µ


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