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Can't choose 64-bit on Windows 8.1 clean install

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August 3, 2014 8:10:06 AM

So i just bought a brand new PC.
The PC is 64-bit compatible and i got a legit CD-Key. But it is not purchased on microsoft website.
So i downloaded the installment from Microsoft and installed a clean installment on my brand new SSD, but the problem is that there is no way to choose between 32/64 bit and i got the 32-bit installed.
I tried to reformat it and install it all over couple of times but with the same result.
Does anyone know how to install the 64bit version?
August 3, 2014 8:18:32 AM

Useally there is one cd for 32bit and one cd for 64bit. What does it say on the OS disc you are using?
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August 3, 2014 8:28:52 AM

Oh i bought a digital copy. So there is no disc only a product key and the installment i had to download from microsoft and install it on my USB.
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August 3, 2014 8:31:44 AM

Manhimanh said:
Oh i bought a digital copy. So there is no disc only a product key and the installment i had to download from microsoft and install it on my USB.


Hmm well there may have been an option for 64 bit when you were downloading it are u sure you dident miss it?
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a c 453 * Windows 8
August 3, 2014 8:34:03 AM

Manhimanh said:
Oh i bought a digital copy. So there is no disc only a product key and the installment i had to download from microsoft and install it on my USB.


Did you download this on a 32bit system? If so, that is the issue.
Where did you buy it from?
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August 3, 2014 8:39:34 AM

I bought it from G2A.com It is a legit key and worked like a charm when i had to input it on the installment. But unfortunatly there is no option to press between 32/64 bit during the install. And there is only one install patch to download from microsoft.
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a c 453 * Windows 8
August 3, 2014 8:44:44 AM

Notwithstanding the supposed legitimacy of keys from G2A, when you download the ISO from Microsoft, and you are on a 32bit system...that is what you will get. A 32bit install.

G2A is VERY much of a grey area. Some research by another user here, and the reply from MS says they are not an authorized reseller.
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August 3, 2014 8:47:06 AM

Oh lord, so is there any way to get a 64 bit installment or an iso that may change this :S
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August 3, 2014 8:54:03 AM

Manhimanh said:
Oh lord, so is there any way to get a 64 bit installment or an iso that may change this :S


Buy a new one from a reputable seller. Amazon/Newegg/etc.
Put the G2A experience in your 'never again' bucket. There is no way to confirm where that key came from, or what exactly it is/was for.
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August 3, 2014 9:04:51 AM

Do i get both the 32bit and the 64 bit disc in the original box?
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August 3, 2014 9:35:14 AM

Thank you sir!
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