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Solved Which Windows 8.1 image do I download?


sreyan32

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I need to repair my Windows 8.1 x64 installation. For that, I need an untouched ISO of Win 8.1 x64. Microsoft.com allows you to download images from here.

What is the architecture? Is it x64 or x32 bit?

I need a Windows 8.1 x64 Pro image. Where can I download that from?

Edit:

I have already read this tutorial. But it assumes that your computer can boot up, which my PC is not able to.


Edit:

I solved this.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    CPU
    Intel i5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 650 GTX

mrjimphelps

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Likely you will choose the "Windows 8.1" choice (the one without any extra letters after the name and version number). Since there is no "x64" or "Pro" choice, you will get those choices later in the process.

x64 is 64-bit. x86 is 32-bit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.

sreyan32

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Thanks
Likely you will choose the "Windows 8.1" choice (the one without any extra letters after the name and version number). Since there is no "x64" or "Pro" choice, you will get those choices later in the process.

x64 is 64-bit. x86 is 32-bit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    CPU
    Intel i5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 650 GTX