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Replacing Win 8 Pro 32 bit with 64 bit - How?

  1. #11


    Carol Stream, IL
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Profesional 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    I would check on Machspeed web site for Windows 8 drivers.
    Yes, I was there last night, but no luck. They direct you to the chipset manufactures.
    Took the nVidia link, looked for the nFource 4 drivers for my MB and they only list nFource 5 and up.
    I'll dig a little deeper when I get home tonight.

    Thanks for all the help,
    Bob

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  2. #12


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


    Have you try running the
    How to use Standlone Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser
    in Vista x64?
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  3. #13


    Carol Stream, IL
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Profesional 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Have you try running the
    How to use Standlone Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser
    in Vista x64?
    Good idea. I did that with XP before I bought, but never tried it in 64.
    It's worth a shot to see what it tells me. After work tonight or tomorrow I'll give it a go.

    Bob
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  4. #14


    Carol Stream, IL
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Profesional 64bit


    So no luck. Ran the upgrade adviser, only found a couple of minor software issues.
    So ran the Win 8 upgrade from the download option, all went well until......

    The first reboot. Then it locked up at the small, blue window logo...just like with the DVD.

    Hit the reset and it gave me the option of starting Win 8 or Vista...tried 8, same thing.
    Did it again and picked Vista...got a window that said, "Sorry we couldn't install Windows 8"...

    So it looks like I am stuck with the 32 bit option for now...

    Again, thanks for the help,
    Bob T.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    Carol Stream, IL
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Profesional 64bit


    Updated my nFource 4 drivers this morning, but still no luck.

    Did some Google work and found many people with the same issue...
    Seems to be incompatibility with older 64 bit AMD processors...my Athlon 64 X2 was repeatedly mentioned.

    So I have installed the 32 bit version and will go with that for a while...
    I'm liking Win 8, so I don't want to go back to XP or Vista...
    Only real downside is only utilizing 2 out of my 4G of ram.

    Later,
    Bob T.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


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


    Seems to be incompatibility with older 64 bit AMD processors...my Athlon 64 X2 was repeatedly mentioned.
    Looks to be Windows 8 x32 only.
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