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upgrade from vista 32 bit to eight 64 bit

  1. #11


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


    You can make the ISO from exe.

    Check this post by BillWindows.

    Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows
    You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
    Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    from seven to eight!


    Done!

    Finally, after 48 hours, I managed to install win 8 64 bit starting from a vista 32 bit license!

    here is what I did:
    - bought win8 pro upgrade from vista x86 oem, with the upgrade assistant
    - re-installed win7 x64 (no need to activate it, can use the trial)
    - Logged in to https://www.mswos.com/ and downloaded the win8 setup
    - let it download Windows and make the iso (the iso will be >3GB, instead of the 32-bit one which 2GB and something)
    - burned the iso and installed

    - enjoy win8
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the post nutria, I will give this a try tomorrow.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 38
    Windows7, 8 pretty soon


    Quote Originally Posted by nutria View Post
    Done!

    Finally, after 48 hours, I managed to install win 8 64 bit starting from a vista 32 bit license!

    here is what I did:
    - bought win8 pro upgrade from vista x86 oem, with the upgrade assistant Got it
    - re-installed win7 x64 (no need to activate it, can use the trial) Got it
    - Logged in to https://www.mswos.com/ and downloaded the win8 setup Didn't get u, so there is a link in ur mail which allows u to download win8(a setup?) again with no number of downloads limit restrictions, and this download again will be based on the current os architecture it's being downloaded frm? If it's x64 to get x64 win8 and likewise?
    - let it download Windows and make the iso (the iso will be >3GB, instead of the 32-bit one which 2GB and something)
    - burned the iso and installed

    - enjoy win8
    Check my Red parts.
    Thanks
    Btw were u able to activate it with the key which u already had?
    That is the imp part.
    Last edited by roofrider; 28 Oct 2012 at 06:10.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hi,

    Thanks for all the pointers so far. I've got a laptop with a valid W7 licence that qualifies for the 14.99 upgrade.

    My question is: can I install a W7 ISO in trial mode on my other PC with Vista 32 bit, and like mentioned previously, use the code I get from the valid W7 PC to install W8?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by velisario View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks for all the pointers so far. I've got a laptop with a valid W7 licence that qualifies for the 14.99 upgrade.

    My question is: can I install a W7 ISO in trial mode on my other PC with Vista 32 bit, and like mentioned previously, use the code I get from the valid W7 PC to install W8?
    Microsoft has disabled 30-day trial mode in Win8. You are required to enter your product key as the first step in the installation process.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by tangorade View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by velisario View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks for all the pointers so far. I've got a laptop with a valid W7 licence that qualifies for the 14.99 upgrade.

    My question is: can I install a W7 ISO in trial mode on my other PC with Vista 32 bit, and like mentioned previously, use the code I get from the valid W7 PC to install W8?
    Microsoft has disabled 30-day trial mode in Win8. You are required to enter your product key as the first step in the installation process.
    Hi,

    What I meant was, as mentioned in Nutria's post above, can I install Windows 7 as a 30-day trial and install the Windows 8 upgrade on top of that?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 38
    Windows7, 8 pretty soon


    Quote Originally Posted by velisario View Post
    Hi,

    What I meant was, as mentioned in Nutria's post above, can I install Windows 7 as a 30-day trial and install the Windows 8 upgrade on top of that?
    Yes it seems to work according to the op.
    If u can find a work/friends pc with x64 windows then use that system and do the purchase of win8 which will result in x64 win8 being downloaded which u can burn onto a dvd and install on your x86 system.
    I have not tried this.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 9
    from seven to eight!


    Quote Originally Posted by roofrider View Post
    Didn't get u, so there is a link in ur mail which allows u to download win8(a setup?) again with no number of downloads limit restrictions, and this download again will be based on the current os architecture it's being downloaded frm? If it's x64 to get x64 win8 and likewise?
    the link in my email says to go on that site, if you log in into that site there is a link "click here to download windows" which points here:

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=262204

    try to go directly at that site, it is a small file called Windows8-Setup.exe (5.2 MB)

    if you run that file from a 64-bit OS, it will download the 64 bit windows 8. (and after the download, it gives you the option to install win8 over your current os, or to burn the iso)

    you need to insert your serial number before the download to start, and yes the 32-bit key is valid.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 38
    Windows7, 8 pretty soon


    Quote Originally Posted by nutria View Post
    the link in my email says to go on that site, if you log in into that site there is a link "click here to download windows" which points here:

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=262204

    try to go directly at that site, it is a small file called Windows8-Setup.exe (5.2 MB)

    if you run that file from a 64-bit OS, it will download the 64 bit windows 8. (and after the download, it gives you the option to install win8 over your current os, or to burn the iso)

    you need to insert your serial number before the download to start, and yes the 32-bit key is valid.
    Thanks, glad to know that the key worked
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