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Installed 32-bit Windows 8 (w/ Product Key). Want windows 64 bit. Help

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December 13, 2013 11:55:11 PM

I just recently purchased a copy of windows 8 off the Microsoft webstore. I loaded everything onto a bootable USB, but for some reason it didn't give me the option to choose b/w 32 and 64 bit, and I didn't realize that it installed 32 bit Windows! How can I do a clean install with 64 bit windows? I have the product key
December 14, 2013 12:00:23 AM

sorry but your cd you've buy may be without x64 edition
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December 14, 2013 12:44:20 AM

You would probably have to reinstall windows with the 64bit version which you can maybe (not sure) download from the Microsoft website or do a google search and see which legit site may have it. You can then use the same key
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December 14, 2013 1:15:28 AM

Louis Andrei Suba said:
sorry but your cd you've buy may be without x64 edition


I purchased a download off the Microsoft website. Apparently the installer doesn't let you choose between 32 and 64 bit, and since I was installing the iso on a 32-bit computer, it downloaded a 32-bit iso. Need a way to find a 64-bit copy of Windows legally :\
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December 14, 2013 1:15:46 AM

You can use your Product key to d'load a W8 ISO from the following links, but be sure to use a 64bit machine to do so...
OEM/Retail
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=271128
Upgrade
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=262204
Clean install by choosing Drive Options (Advanced) and delete all partitions, install to Unallocated Space to ensure a true clean install...
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