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Can I install 64 bit Windows 8 on my laptop?

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)

    Can I install 64 bit Windows 8 on my laptop?


    I'm using the legit copy of Windows 8 Pro 32 bit. Firstly I would like to know that if I upgrade to 32 bit, can I use the same key?

    Secondly, is my laptop capable of handling 64 bit? When I had purchased it, it came with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. So when I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium I opted for 32 bit. And now again I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 32 bit only.

    But I hear a lot of advantages of 64 bit PCs from my friends. So the question is that can my laptop handle 64 bit OS?

    This is what I see in System Properties:
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  2. #2


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


    Check on the Acer web site for Windows 8 x64 drivers.

    The key is both 32 & 64 on one PC , one install.

    If you download the upgrade, You need to redonwload the Windows 8 x64.

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)


    One PC, one install? Does that mean I cannot use the key I have purchased on the 32 bit installation?
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  4. #4


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


    If you upgrade to x64 from x32, that is one PC, one Install.
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)


    Okay. So I'll check the drivers, but are you sure that my system can handle a 64 bit OS?

    And if yes then how do I exactly upgrade? The same method, download it from Microsoft and make a bootable USB drive?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


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


    If no drivers stay with x32.

    USB or DVD.

    To install:
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  7. #7


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Looking at your system properties->System type. It says 32bit, X64-based processor, that tells you yes, you can install X64.
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