64-bit (x64) Windows Vista does not included in the retail package CD/DVD media by default, except Windows Vista Ultimate edition software DVD that packaged with both 32-bit and 64-bit code. Vista 64-bit software media must be ordered online, incurring a shipping and handling fee.

But similar to Vista 32-bit (x86) edition, Microsoft does provide official download links for 64-bit edition of Windows Vista through its delivery partner Digital River Inc which handles sales for Windows Marketplace. So there is no need to afraid of infecting spyware, adware, virus or Trojan when downloading from BitTorrent or P2P networks, and can have assurance and guarantee that the downloaded copy of Vista is clean, original, not modified, not changed, untouched and not subjected to fake copy.

Direct Download Links for x64 Windows Vista


The downloaded files is in .WIM extension, a Windows Imaging Format Archive. By executing X13-49121.exe, users can run setup to install Vista 64-bit edition. To burn the 64-bit Vista code to DVD, here’s the guide to convert the .WIN files and make bootable .ISO DVD image, or follow illustrate guide using vLite. Just change the X13-49120.exe (for 32bit Vista) to X13-49121.exe will do, and download the etfsboot.com to put into “boot” directory.

Note that the downloaded 64-bit Vista code can be activated with retail product key. For OEM edition of Vista product key, which printed on a COA sticker on your laptop, notebook or desktop computer from brands such as Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony, Dell, LG and etc, usually only 32-bit or 64-bit Vista is provided on request. You will need to contact the manufacturer for conversion from 32-bit to 64-bit Vista, although the chance to get any help is slim.

If you want to download 32-bit edition of Vista, here’s the direct download links for x86 Vista.