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Can I use Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Upgrade with Windows XP 32-bit system?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Can I use Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Upgrade with Windows XP 32-bit system?


    I have a 32-bit Windows XP system. The hardware is up to date (been upgrading over the years). Can I use the 64-bit Windows 8 Pro Update version?

    I do not need to preserve any Windows XP settings or files. I just want to be able to install Windows 8 Pro Upgrade from a 32-bit Windows XP license.

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    windows 7


    check out this link Windows 8 Upgrade Paths
    might help, not sure about XP doesn't state 32 or 64 in the table but the vast majority have 32 bit XP
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    As far as I know, you cannot do an "upgrade install" from 32 bit to 64 bit. But you can use the Upgrade media to do a clean install from 32 bit to 64 bit.
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    windows 7


    I think Mystere is right
    found this "You cannot upgrade or keep your Windows settings, personal files, or applications if you are performing a cross-language installation. You can only keep your personal files during a cross-language installation by using Windows 8 Setup"
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    As far as I know, you cannot do an "upgrade install" from 32 bit to 64 bit. But you can use the Upgrade media to do a clean install from 32 bit to 64 bit.
    thanks! this is the answer I was hoping for. as long as I can buy the 64-bit upgrade version and be able to use it, even though I only own the 32-bit XP version. you wouldn't happen to have a link offhand would you? I've been googling for awhile and every news link seems to be copy and pasting the same answers.
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