Microsoft has an upgrade programme which lets you move to the 64-bit version of the OS, he says, but it's only valid for PCs with OEM Windows.
However, said Sander, it gets worse. Get your "free" upgrade and it could cost you dearly, and we're not talking about the $12 shipping charge.
Upgrading to the 64-bit version means that the 32-bit version that shipped with your machine becomes null and void. There's no return and you can't expect much in the way of support from the Vole.
You also have the slight problem that some of your peripherals may not work either. One INQ reader told us earlier this week that HP, for example, couldn't give him a clue when a 64-bit driver would be available for his printer.
So watch your step. Sander's article is here. µ
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