Windows 8 64 Bits

Curious

Honorable Member
#1
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
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#2
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.
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#3
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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