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How to get Windows 8 64-bit

Spectra

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I went through hours and hours of pain to update windows 7 64-bit to windows 8 32-bit and ended up doing a clean install. Problem was once I started installing my 64-bit programs nothing was working so I noticed that windows 32-bit was installed. Microsoft told me that 64-bit is not available for download upgrade.

Where do I get 64-bit cheap? I don't want to pay the $99 but do I have to bite the bullet?
 

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    Windows 8

Lazure

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If you already have a license key for windows 8 32-bit, just get an ISO or install disc of the same windows 8 version but in 64-bit. A license key is good for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the edition it is for.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 950 @ 3ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth X58
    Memory
    Crucial 6GB DDR3 1066mhz Triple Channel
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    1GB EVGA GTX 460 SE (Nvidia)
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    Dual LG Monitors
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    1920x1080, 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    80GB Intel 320 Series SSD
    640GB WD Caviar Blue
    320GB WD MyBook (converted to Internal SATA)
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
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    Corsair 650TX 650w
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    CoolerMaster HAF 922
    Keyboard
    Logitech G110
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    20mbps Down, 2mbps Up

Spectra

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Where can I find that? Microsoft keeps telling me that it doesn't exist from them at least. Which others have told me is Bull. Is it suppose to be a choice in the download?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

Lazure

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If you used the Upgrade Assistant, it should have detected your system as 64-bit and given you a 64-bit ISO (if you picked that option). It did on my laptop, anyways. I'm not sure why you received a 32-bit disc for a 64-bit upgrade...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 950 @ 3ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth X58
    Memory
    Crucial 6GB DDR3 1066mhz Triple Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    1GB EVGA GTX 460 SE (Nvidia)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual LG Monitors
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    80GB Intel 320 Series SSD
    640GB WD Caviar Blue
    320GB WD MyBook (converted to Internal SATA)
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU
    Corsair 650TX 650w
    Case
    CoolerMaster HAF 922
    Keyboard
    Logitech G110
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    20mbps Down, 2mbps Up

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

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