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I Can't install win 8 32 bit

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    win 7

    I Can't install win 8 32 bit


    I have two computers 1 running Windows XP and another running Windows 7. I decided to install windows 8 on the XP Machine but that only has 1GB of memory, and I didn't really want to install on that machine the Windows 7 machine also only has 1GB of memory, so I thought I would try to install the 32bit system on that because I could get away with 1gb, except I used the wrong disk (the 64 bit) to do the install. No problem I thought I will start all over again and put the Windows 8 32bit in this time....

    The problem I have is the computer thinks I am trying to install the windows 64bit version and wants me to replace the 32bit disk with the 64bit one. No matter what I try I can not get pass this point.

    If any one has ant idea what to do I would be obliged.............

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  2. #2


    Hmmmm. I don't really know. Maybe the only thing you could do is format the hard drive so it wouldn't be able to tell a previous install had been attempted?
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  3. #3


    Are you booting from the DVD, or launching the DVD from within Windows?

    If Win8 is like Win7, you'll need to boot from the DVD to install a different bit depth.
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  4. #4


    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    1st thing update your bios What to do if Windows 8 Release Preview won't install

    2nd thing if you use DVD/CD as installer boot your computer and change the DVD/CD drive as boot up, if this didn't work then let us know.
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I Can't install win 8 32 bit
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