32bit OS 64bit CPU Tags: Computers X64 CPUs Windows 8 Last response: May 28, 2013 9:23 AM in CPUs Share mudi1997 May 28, 2013 9:09:43 AM Hello Everybody I had tried to install Win8 Pro x64 on my 32bit Computer. But my CPU is a x64 based cpu... In system details the pc tells me: 32-bit Operating system, x64-based processor. Why cant i install the Win8 Pro it tells me that my CPU isnt a 64bit CPU??? Info about my PC. Packard Bell Intel Duo Core E2140 3GB Ram 320 GB Harddisk 2GB GT610 Video Card More about : 32bit 64bit cpu ittimjones a b à CPUs May 28, 2013 9:14:20 AM Is it a clean install, or an upgrade? You CANNOT upgrade from a 32-bit OS to a 64-bit one. You should do a clean install. It should work on your hardware. m 0 l nbelote May 28, 2013 9:17:02 AM Yeah you can't upgrade a 32-bit OS to 64-bit. That's impossible. If you clean install, just make sure you copy all of your important data to your flash drive. And be prepared: you'll have to reinstall EVERY piece of software that was on the PC before. Honestly, with your system specs, you would be fine leaving it at 32-bit. There would be zero gain from changing to 64-bit, just the hassle of having to redo the whole thing. m 0 l Related resources I have only 1 GB ram my cpu is 64bit, 32bit or 64bit os - Forum 32-Bit OS on 64-Bit CPU???? - Forum 32-bit to 64-bit OS - Forum How to determine whether my OS is 32-bit or 64-bit - Forum Turning My 32-bit OS to 64-bit - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mudi1997 May 28, 2013 9:18:04 AM It isnt a upgrade... I am using a boot usb... m 0 l mudi1997 May 28, 2013 9:20:35 AM I ordered 4Gb of ram and a better video card and a better cooler... But if my CPU is x64 based why not installing 64 bit OS?!?! m 0 l ittimjones a b à CPUs May 28, 2013 9:22:00 AM try booting from a DVD, and try formatting the HDD 1st m 0 l mudi1997 May 28, 2013 9:23:07 AM thx i will try m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How do I remove a ram cap on Windows 8.1 64-bit based processor but 32-bit OS without reinstalling windows? Forum SolvedAny way to make my 32-bit SP3 OS, 64-bit? Forum Index scoring between 32bit and 64bit OS Forum Solved32bit drivers on a 64bit os? Forum SolvedCan i use 32-bit OS in 64-bit Intel p6200 processor laptop Forum SolvedWhy would Asus install a 32-bit OS on a 64-bit system? Forum Microsoft Office Basic 2007 32-bit Install on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. Forum can i install a windows 8, 32bit in a patitioned disk of a system that comes with windows 8 64bit as it os Forum Can I do a clean install of windows 8 64-bit on a ssd (840 Pro) with OS (win 8 32-bit) already installed? Forum 64-bit OS system requirement of a GPU will work on 32-bit OS? Forum will autodesk entertainment creation suite 2013 32bit supports 64bit os? Forum how do I re install my win 7 64bit which was changed to a 32bit os Forum Install a 32-bit Windows 7 OS to a 64-bit Laptop Forum Install 64-bit HD onto 32-bit Windows XP OS Forum Is a 64-bit Windows 7 quicker than 32-bit in itself, as an OS? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !