Hmmph, like the copy I ordered didn't come in, did it!!! The supplier (my PC store deals with) had six copies in stock when my order was placed and accepted, but when Pat went in earlier day to pick it up they had none left... yup, my copy went to a subsequent order for six copies. The supplier was very apologetic and phoned around to see if he could get one from their other warehouse or another source, but to no avail. While 32 bit copies are in abundance everywhere, 64 bit copies of Vista are as rare as rocking horse manure locally and I'd have a 14 -21 day wait to get one shipped in from interstate, longer from overseas.
Oh well, not to worry, I got my money back and I'm currently downloading a copy of Vista Home Premium 64bit Retail Version for AUD$125.00.... so I'm not complaining, I get a full version for $75.00 less. Ok, so I don't get a disc and booklet in a fancy case, but it's not like they're worth the 75 bucks, and who needs 'em anyhow.
Well I'm 42% into the download and could very well have it installed tonight.. but then maybe not. My mother is getting remarried tomorrow, so perhaps I should have an early night and install it tomorrow evening when I get home. In either event, I'm stoked that I have it... can't wait to put 64bit through its paces, though.