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Upgrading Windows 8 32bit to 64bit


dlist

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#1
Hello,

I have made a terrible mistake when I installed the Windows 8 90-Day evaluation.
I have a 64-bit CPU (AMD 5800K) and 8GB of Ram, and I accidentally installed the 32-Bit version of the trial.:(

Is there any way I can upgrade without having to do a fresh re-install?

Any help would be appreciated,

Dakota
 

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znod

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#2
Sorry, no.
 

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johnpombrio

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#3
Not a big deal. Win8 32bit does fine for most things, its just limits the amount of memory available. You will probably never notice the difference unless doing Photoshop or some other heavy lifting program.
I had a memory stick go bad and have gone from 16GB to 8GB for a while. Have not noticed a single difference!
 

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