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x32 or x64, which did I get?

  1. #11


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Lvcoyote View Post
    Bill, there is a x32 and x64 version of Windows 8. I understand if you let the upgrade assistant actually install windows 8 it works like you are saying. But, if you choose to download the ISO what are we getting? There is no mention of 32 or 64 bit when you go through the process. I guess what you are saying can be what happens when you download the ISO as well, in which case I would assume I got the x64 version because I have a very current system running Win 7 x64, and this is the system I used to go through the process of downloading the ISO.
    I ran the Update Assistant on a Win7 x64 system and installed Win8 Pro x64

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  2. #12


    Posts : 38
    Windows7, 8 pretty soon


    Quote Originally Posted by tangorade View Post
    I ran the Update Assistant on a Win7 x64 system and installed Win8 Pro x64
    That is a deal breaker for me.
    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?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Check The ISO should say, x86 or x64

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    x86=32bit x64=64bit
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  4. #14


    Posts : 38
    Windows7, 8 pretty soon


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Check The ISO should say, x86 or x64

    Click image for larger version

    x86=32bit x64=64bit
    I get that, but i've not downloaded it yet.
    Is there any solid way to know the version that'll be downloaded before u downloaded it?
    I guessing it depends on my currently installed os version which x86.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 Pro W/ WMC


    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.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)


    theog's post shows _EN-GB_ in the file line... maybe the European file size is different than the American one???

    CS

    Quote Originally Posted by Lvcoyote View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Check The ISO should say, x86 or x64

    Click image for larger version

    x86=32bit x64=64bit
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  7. #17


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 Pro W/ WMC


    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.
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  8. #18


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


    Both DVD's are english-UK only.
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  9. #19


    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.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    they are no such think as x32... it's x86 and x64
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