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Want to clean install 64-bit Windows 8 over 32-bit Vista

  1. #21


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by velisario View Post
    Should be a Windows 8 Pro ISO. That's what the e-mail states I ordered, and have a product key for. In the ESD folder under Windows/efi/boot there is a bootx64efi file.. Does this mean it's a 64-bit download?

    If it's safe to delete the ESD folder I'll try that.

    What determines if it's a 64-bit or 32-bit ISO will be the computer you download it from. See warning under step 1 below.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    What did it tell you for what it's download at step 4 in the same tutorial above?

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  2. #22


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hey,

    It was definitely downloaded on a 64-bit OS. I now can't get to step 4 in that tutorial, because it immediately jumps to step 7. I am going to have to delete the ESD folder (or ESD/Windows folder??) and try and run the Windows8-Setup.exe, to see if it lets me enter my product key again.
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  3. #23


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    64-bit Windows 10


    What did it tell you it was downloading at step 4 when you downloaded it last?


    Yes, delete the two hidden folders below if you wanted to start completely over.

    C:\ESD

    and

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup
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  4. #24


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Sorry Brink, I don't remember what it said at step 4 last time.. I will look out for it when I try it again. Probably won't get a chance till Sunday.
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  5. #25


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    64-bit Windows 10


    No problem. If it says Pro, then you should be good to go with it.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Well I decided to do the download tonight. I deleted the folders and ran the setup. This time it let me enter the product key and download. The download stated it was a pro download at step 4 - just like in the picture, but the download is once again 2.63 GB?

    This is a Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. It states 64-bit in the Control Panel. Where am I going wrong
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  7. #27


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're not doing anything wrong. It's just that my 64-bit was a bit larger, but since it says you got a 64-bit Pro, then you are good to go to with it.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    My 64-bit ISO was 2.63GB also. 32-bit was just over 2GB.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Excellent.

    Once I have botched the install, I'll come back to ask many more questions!
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  10. #30


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    LOL, ok mate.
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