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Can't upgrade Xp pro 64bit to win 8pro

  1. #1


    New Delhi, India
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Can't upgrade Xp pro 64bit to win 8pro


    It says platform not supported so is it that I can't upgrade?

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  2. #2


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


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    Boot the DVD, & do a clean install.
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  3. #3


    New Delhi, India
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Don't have a DVD downloading it online
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  4. #4


    I thought that you need XP SP3. Do you have that?

    The upgrade is not tied to the PC that you use to request it, and you can ask to create an iso.

    Whether you get the 32 or 64 bit versions depends on what you are running when you request the download, though AIUI this is being changed.
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  5. #5


    Europe
    Posts : 41
    Win 7/Win 8/Android x86/iOS/OS X


    AFAIK, Windows XP SP3 isn't out for 64 Bit yet. Only a clean install is the solution - but the user can't download it from wizard. My recommendation is, to order install media that should contain 32 and 64 bit DVD. But you should be sure, that your hardware is good for 64 bit Win 8 Pro (signed 64 bit drivers)
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  6. #6


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


    Quote Originally Posted by bossmayank619 View Post
    Don't have a DVD downloading it online
    Make the DVD from your download, than do a clean install.
    Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums
    Clean Install - Windows 8

    If you need to redownloading your Upgrade D/L
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.
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