Questions regarding Windows 8 upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Installation' started by redbebop, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. redbebop

    redbebop New Member

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    Hi!

    I'm about to complete my first custom pc and I'm down to the decision of OS. Now, I'm a college student so I was looking at the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade - Student offered by Microsoft and wondering if this would work. It seems like a dumb question, but the wording of upgrade has me think I need to already have a working Windows OS on my system before installing Windows 8. Is this the case?

    Also, a side question. I'm a big gamer and classic gamer as well. I've looked up how well I'd be able to play many of my Windows XP compatible era games on Windows 8. One article reported that only Windows 8 Pro versions will have the compatibility options found in other OS like Windows 7. Is this true?

    Finally, how will I know if I need the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the OS for my motherboard I purchased? The student upgrade doesn't seem to even mention what bit it is. Does it even matter what version I use on it if it's a fresh install?
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    In a word..yes. See this link:

    How To Clean Install Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

    You do not need to use the pro version just for compatibility mode as it's included in the regular version too. It does depend on the game though.. Most run fine apart from the odd one although I've yet to come across one that won't run.

    If I were you I'd go with 64bit. Use 32Bit and you'll be tied down to using below 4GB RAM.
     
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  3. focu

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    Hi did you ever achieve the upgrade to windows 8 ?
     
  4. focu

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    did you achieve the upgrade ?
     

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