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How to get Windows 8 64-bit

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    How to get Windows 8 64-bit


    I went through hours and hours of pain to update windows 7 64-bit to windows 8 32-bit and ended up doing a clean install. Problem was once I started installing my 64-bit programs nothing was working so I noticed that windows 32-bit was installed. Microsoft told me that 64-bit is not available for download upgrade.

    Where do I get 64-bit cheap? I don't want to pay the $99 but do I have to bite the bullet?

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  2. #2


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


    If you already have a license key for windows 8 32-bit, just get an ISO or install disc of the same windows 8 version but in 64-bit. A license key is good for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the edition it is for.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Where can I find that? Microsoft keeps telling me that it doesn't exist from them at least. Which others have told me is Bull. Is it suppose to be a choice in the download?
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  4. #4


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


    If you used the Upgrade Assistant, it should have detected your system as 64-bit and given you a 64-bit ISO (if you picked that option). It did on my laptop, anyways. I'm not sure why you received a 32-bit disc for a 64-bit upgrade...
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  5. #5


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    information   Information
    If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
    If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.


    Try redownloading from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.
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