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Install problem ,Wintel windows8.1 32bit UEFI

  1. #11


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Hi !

    For what it's worth : Need to add to add "Boot from USB" to UEFI Boot Priority order - Ask Ubuntu

    Just found this, it's about someone who wants to replace his Windows install with Linux, but should apply to you as well.

    I know how frustrating it can be to have a 32 bit system on a 64 bit capable machine. I lived with that for years...

    Hope this helps...

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  2. #12


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    Hi NovHak.
    I have tried that also .
    But it doesn't matter in this case , because even after I have run the installer for ubuntu .. it can't boot into it afterwards.
    Ubuntu can't finish the install.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Your system is using WIMBoot images, because you have a very small disk drive

    WIMBoot and ATOM processors support x86 UEFI software

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn594399.aspx
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    actually you will gain nothing by doing what you are suggesting - you will actually lose a lot more then anything you may gain..

    You should have at least 4GB memory for x64
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  5. #15


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    So KYHI , trying to make an clean install with win8 64 isnt any good idea on this machine.
    the boring thing about it is that i have the original win8 64 dvd , but that activation key doesnt apply for win8 32..
    so its crap at both ends.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    i have the original win8 64 dvd , but that activation key doesnt apply for win8 32..
    The product key determines the Edition, not the architecture..

    And on that machine, WimBoot and x86 software is the BEST way to go

    PS. you can download and create windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    And it will accept your windows 8 product key as long as you download the correct version / edition
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  7. #17


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    well KYHI im gonna go on your wise words and knowledge.
    and stick to the installed version.
    But if i get you right i can not use the prod key that i have ,right .?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    why would you need to use that product key on your current system? is it not activated?

    Maybe I'm not sure what you are asking or wanting to do with a product key..
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  9. #19


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    when i bought the wintel mini pc it came pre installed with win8.1 "trial" i guess its called.
    after 90 days i think you must activate it.
    and after i shut the system down it starts at the activation screen.
    so i must buy a new key for it.
    the win 8.1 that i have already that is an original dvd , but its in 64 bit - i cant use on the 32 bit system right.!
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  10. #20


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    i think this solves all my questions on this matter .
    i wish to say thanks to user NOVHAK for the assistance and especially to user KYHI for the time and effort.
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