Windows 8 64 Bits

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Curious, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Curious

    Curious Honorable Member

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    Hello,

    I bought Windows 8 Pro in Microsoft Site and i have a Windows key.
    My Windows 8 is 32 Bits but i see now that my computer supports 64 Bits.
    How and where i can download Windows 8 Pro 64 Bits with the same Key, to install and test it?

    Best Regards an thanks for your replies,

    Curious
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    When you download a Windows installation it automatically matches the existing install so you would get 32 bit download on a 32 bit machine. Only way I can think you'd do what you're aiming for is to download windows 8 to another pc which currently has 64 bit Windows 7 or Vista installed. Burn a disk from the iso download and install to your pc.
     
  3. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    To add to what patcooke said, there is unfortunately no legitimate direct links on the web as there is for Windows Vista/Windows 7, so running the Upgrade Assistant from a 64-bit PC is your best bet. It will offer to create and burn an ISO to a disc or it will let you create a bootable flash drive to install from (so long as the flash drive is 4 GB or more). Peronsally, I always chose the latter as it makes the installation go so much faster (read speeds are higher from a USB drive than a DVD).
     

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