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Can I install 64 bit Windows 8 on my laptop?

Abhishek

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I'm using the legit copy of Windows 8 Pro 32 bit. Firstly I would like to know that if I upgrade to 32 bit, can I use the same key?

Secondly, is my laptop capable of handling 64 bit? When I had purchased it, it came with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. So when I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium I opted for 32 bit. And now again I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 32 bit only.

But I hear a lot of advantages of 64 bit PCs from my friends. So the question is that can my laptop handle 64 bit OS?

This is what I see in System Properties:
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5738G
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    4 GB RAM DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 - 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    C: (120 GB)
    E: (143 GB)
    K: (24.3 GB)
    Keyboard
    Acer Inbuilt
    Mouse
    Acer Inbuilt, 5 Button Wheel Laser Mouse (External)
    Internet Speed
    8mbps downstream 2mbps upstream
    Browser
    Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender (Windows 8.1), Malwarebytes Free Version

theog

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Check on the Acer web site for Windows 8 x64 drivers.

The key is both 32 & 64 on one PC , one install.

If you download the upgrade, You need to redonwload the Windows 8 x64.

information   Information
If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

Abhishek

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One PC, one install? Does that mean I cannot use the key I have purchased on the 32 bit installation?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5738G
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    4 GB RAM DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 - 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    C: (120 GB)
    E: (143 GB)
    K: (24.3 GB)
    Keyboard
    Acer Inbuilt
    Mouse
    Acer Inbuilt, 5 Button Wheel Laser Mouse (External)
    Internet Speed
    8mbps downstream 2mbps upstream
    Browser
    Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender (Windows 8.1), Malwarebytes Free Version

theog

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If you upgrade to x64 from x32, that is one PC, one Install.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

Abhishek

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Okay. So I'll check the drivers, but are you sure that my system can handle a 64 bit OS?

And if yes then how do I exactly upgrade? The same method, download it from Microsoft and make a bootable USB drive?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5738G
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    4 GB RAM DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 - 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    C: (120 GB)
    E: (143 GB)
    K: (24.3 GB)
    Keyboard
    Acer Inbuilt
    Mouse
    Acer Inbuilt, 5 Button Wheel Laser Mouse (External)
    Internet Speed
    8mbps downstream 2mbps upstream
    Browser
    Google Chrome (Stable Channel)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender (Windows 8.1), Malwarebytes Free Version

topgundcp

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Looking at your system properties->System type. It says 32bit, X64-based processor, that tells you yes, you can install X64.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox

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