Upgrading to windows 8 64 bit from Vista 32 Bit

I have 3gb of ram, an intel e6700(that is 64 bit capable), I run Vista 32 bit and want to be able to use more ram
I want this version of windows 8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416562
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  1. cwordonez said:
    I have 3gb of ram, an intel e6700(that is 64 bit capable), I run Vista 32 bit and want to be able to use more ram
    I want this version of windows 8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416562


    You did read the small print, right?
    Valid .edu email address necessary for eligibility
  2. First, make sure your hardware has Windows 8 drivers. Then read this http://technet.microsoft.com/library/jj203353.aspx , it will explain how the upgrade works from Vista. Short version, you will need to re-install your programs and make sure you back up your data. As above, if you have a .edu emlai address (meaning that is a student upgrade price), you can get that version. You also can't upgrade directly from a 32 bit version to the 64 bit version so will need to do a full clean setup.

    As another note, are you SURE you want Windows 8? Most people do not like the interface, you may want to look at Win 7 64 bit instead.
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