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  1. #11


    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    ok I now have all of my files backed up . and was about to open the box for windows 8.. and had a thought.. how do i know if i bought the 64 bit or 32 bit version? the receipt says win 8 pro 32 bit/64 bit.. but i don't trust receipts lol and i don't see anything printed on the box. I bought it from best buy and their item number is 6559083

    in response to the previous post. I would like to put in an SSD but can't afford it at the moment.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    If I remember right, Windows 7 retail box contained two discs, one was 32-bit and one was 64-bit? Is Windows 8 the same way? Did you check to see if there were two discs in there?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    :-) not sure if there is 1 or 2 disks in there, haven't opened the box.. don't want to open if it's only the 32 bit version.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    i just noticed the tag on the top of the box itself. tiny writing , but it says win 8 pro 32-bit/64-bit.. i would say it is both in there. will hold off for a bit in case someone thinks otherwise lol . last thing i want to do is blow 75 bucks (after taxes)
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  5. #15


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Go for it......
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  6. #16


    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    Since my last post i've, installed windows 8 (64 bit), installed Mcafee Total Protection, AVG Linkscanner, EVGA video card drivers, EVGA Precision X, Chrome, Imported bookmarks for chrome, currently installing Guild Wars 2 (that thing is huge so I have it running in the background as I am configuring other things). So far only one strange reboot, not sure what caused it, but other wise so far it's been good.

    Things do run faster. :-)

    I do have a question, what directory is the background images stored in?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Which one Lock screen, start screen or desktop?

    You can use a custom image for the lock screen or the desktop but I have not found a way to use a custom image for the start screen. I read some where that the default images for the start screen are stored in a .dll.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    oops sorry.. i meant the desktop images. I only asked because my mom was wondering about one of the flower pictures.. since i'm not going to use the picture, i figured no harm in giving it to her. but i was able to find the folder for it. :-)
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  9. #19


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    No problem. Where was the folder?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    it's in c:/windows/web/wallpaper and also c:/windows/web/screen
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