I'm on win7 x86 home basic and i want the x64 win8 pro.
I believe in my case it'll download the x86 win8 even though my mobo and processor supports x64.
The only way to get x64 on my system is to the buy the slightly expensive dvd?
Also i'll be installing it on a new hdd..will be changing my mobo and processor too, does that make me ineligible for the upgrade? Do i need the system builder?
Can't i just get the upgrade dvd and do a clean install on a new hdd?
Here is what my DVD shows..... its right in the middle of what theog posted for x32 and x64 (size wise), and doesn't have the ISO info.
Who knows.....LOL. I guess I'll find out once it's installed. I'll be making an image backup of my Win7 install just in case I need to go back.
Both DVD's are english-UK only.
I believe that the Upgrade Assistant downloads the same bit level as the machine that it is run from. I wasn't given a choice. (Fortunately, I had 64, and wanted 64.)
It's permissible to install X64 on a machine with a 32 bit OS using an upgrade license, although no upgrade-in-place is allowed. (Just like for Vista or Win7).
I don't want to begin a rant about the Upgrade Assistant, but I would have much preferred the old Windows 7 MS Store approach, where you could choose to download an .iso directly, at the bit level of your choice. I hope that they go back to that, after a month or three.
they are no such think as x32... it's x86 and x64