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Installing 8 on my Windows 7 32-bit

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

    Installing 8 on my Windows 7 32-bit


    Hi guys i bought a windows 8 cd that says Windows 8 Pro 32 Bits , i inserted the cd waited for like 3 minutes then i clicked on the icon after the cd sucessfully loaded but a message pops up saying: Your current version is 32 bits and doesn't support the installation 64 bits. Insert the 32 bits support and restart the windows installation.

    Sorry my pc's lang is french
    Last edited by Jonetsu; 27 Jun 2014 at 09:29.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Need more info about the specs of your computer. Where did you get the disc, also is it an update or full version? It looks like your are trying to install a Windows 64bit on a computer that only supports 32bit architecture. This tutorial may help on the installation.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


    Thanks for the reply! i bought this CD from an electronic shop next to my house , it's a Full Version of windows 8 Pro 32Bits .
    my computer specs:
    OS: Windows 7 32 bits SP 1
    2Go RAM
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.20 Ghz

    btw what's up with that 0 post maximum per day ?

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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Your system is weak for the instillation of windows 8, run the upgrade assistant from the following site. It will tell you what needs attention before installing Windows 8

    Update to Windows 8.1: FAQ - Windows Help

    The following site helps you install Windows 8

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    However, I suspect that the CD you bought was actually a 64bit install and was not genuine. Windows 8 Full Version packages come with 2 DVD's, one 32bit and one 64bit in the box.
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Did you run the install from Windows 7 or boot from the DVD? If the former try the later.
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