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32-bit Operating System previously installed on Mobo will it have an affect on doing clean OS installation?

1 year ago I may have installed a 32-bit win7 on my mobo. So then I did a clean install on the new SSD that I bought, my friend provided me with "what said to be" (32-bit/64-bit). It installed 32-bit because my mobo was using 32-bit before or Mobo has nothing do to with it? Now I want to install a win8 64-bit OEM... my question is will it ACTUALLY move to 64-bit OS?
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    if you do another clean install, it'll wipe out everything form before

    for SSD's only use the quick format option when formatting iirc

    If your motherboard and CPU support 64bit then you should have no problems
  2. stickmansam said:
    if you do another clean install, it'll wipe out everything form before

    for SSD's only use the quick format option when formatting iirc

    If your motherboard and CPU support 64bit then you should have no problems


    ok so basically mobo has nothing to do with installing a 32-bit OS, then I was wrong.

    My plan is to do a clean install of win8 64bit OEM would that make my problem solve? I just want to get 64bit OS because I have this RAM just sitting in reserved. :(

    MOBO: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) PCI-Express 3.0 LGA1155
    CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 115
  3. that should solve your problem, though you might need to contact MS to get them to activate your key since you already used it once
  4. stickmansam said:
    that should solve your problem, though you might need to contact MS to get them to activate your key since you already used it once



    hmm sounds like your method contacting MS is way cheaper than buying OEM... What should I say or ask?
  5. tell them you messed up with your 32bit install and want to do a 64bit one

    they'll prob ask for your activation key and they'll revalidate it for you i guess
  6. stickmansam said:
    tell them you messed up with your 32bit install and want to do a 64bit one

    they'll prob ask for your activation key and they'll revalidate it for you i guess


    ahh thank you so much will try this one.. worth a shot.
  7. No problem :) afaik, they're usually okay with reactivating for you
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