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Does anyone know if you can install Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit on an AMD Phenom 2 521 CPU? Thanks in advance?
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Go for it! :thumbsup:

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I have to say, "wait a minute!"

You don't install the operating system on a CPU. You install the OS on a computer, and it is the whole computer, not just the CPU that must support the OS. And this is particularly true when it comes to 64-bit operating systems. If your other hardware, most importantly, your motherboard does not support 64-bit (or Vista for the matter), then it does not matter what your CPU supports.

So you need to determine the brand and model number of your motherboard (or computer maker and model, if factory built) and visit the maker's site to see if there are 64-bit drivers for it. Then, and only then, can you be certain your computer will run 64-bit Windows Vista.
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