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x32 or x64, which did I get?

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    Windows 8 Pro W/ WMC

    x32 or x64, which did I get?


    Ok, I used the upgrade assistant and downloaded the ISO file and it has been successfully burned to a DVD. It dawned on me earlier today after I downloaded it that I was never asked if I wanted the 32 or 64 bit version. I was using a computer with Windows 7 x64 when I went through the process, so does this mean I got the x64 ISO file? Now that it's burned to the DVD I can browse it, but I don't see any definitive proof of either version. I need to know as it will determine which of my computers it will get installed on.

    Thanks for any help!!

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    You can make sure by going to Control panel, system(snip).
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    Windows 8 Pro W/ WMC


    I haven't installed windows 8 yet, I'm trying to find out what ISO File I got before installing.
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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Go into file explorer, go to computer and right click on it, it should give you all the info you need plus if it is activated.
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    Please fellas, re-read my original post. I have NOT installed Windows 8 yet, I'm trying to find out what version ISO I have burned to the DVD BEFORE I install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lvcoyote View Post
    Please fellas, re-read my original post. I have NOT installed Windows 8 yet, I'm trying to find out what version ISO I have burned to the DVD BEFORE I install.
    There are no versions that I'm aware of, it chooses what you're computer is capable of running and install accordingly.
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    Windows 8 Pro W/ WMC


    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.
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    You didn't download an ISO file, you downloaded a bunch of installation files, you then made an ISO file out of the files on your HDD and burned it onto a DVD. I'm not sure what you are trying to say, just let the installer do its job.

    BUT if something goes wrong I didn't tell you to do anything, no look, its up to you, its your computer, just do what you feel comfortable with. I'm just telling you what my thoughts are on the matter.

    Another thing you can do is partition the drive and do a clean install on the other partition as a test to see what it does. Again if something goes wrong I know nothing.
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    Windows 8.1


    Cross architecture upgrades are not allowed for Windows 8 therefore if you ran the upgrade assistant from Win 7 x64 it will (or should) create a Win 8 x64 iso.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


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    x86=32bit x64=64bit
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