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Upgrading to Windows 8 from XP

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October 30, 2012 1:25:45 AM

I heard you can go from XP to Windows 8. I have a 32 bit version of XP. Will the upgrade take me to 64 bit??.

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October 30, 2012 1:31:14 AM

It will take you to 32 bit since you are currently running that. The same goes for 64 bit.
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October 30, 2012 1:40:56 AM

Yes....and no.

You can get the upgrade for 64 bit(32bit xp is eligible for 64 bit Win8 upgrade). But you will have to do a complete install, you can't just upgrade the OS from 32 bit to 64 bit. This means you will have to backup all your files, install the new OS, re-install all your applications, and restore your files.
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October 30, 2012 2:01:25 AM

The Upgrade Assistant will move you from 32 bit XP to 32 bit Windows 8. If you want to move to 64 bit, you will need to go out and buy a physical copy of the OS.
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October 30, 2012 3:36:46 AM

ss202sl said:
Yes....and no.

You can get the upgrade for 64 bit(32bit xp is eligible for 64 bit Win8 upgrade). But you will have to do a complete install, you can't just upgrade the OS from 32 bit to 64 bit. This means you will have to backup all your files, install the new OS, re-install all your applications, and restore your files.

Yesbut...if you choose the Download option as opposed to the 'Send Disk' you are at the mercy of the Dreaded Upgrade Assistant, which will inspect your system and upgrade 32/32 or 64/64 depending on which you have. As The_Prophecy says, if you want 64 bit from 32 you has to buy the disk(s). Until Legal Downloads become available from Digital River of course...
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November 6, 2012 1:53:13 AM

Thanks everyone! My next question is, Will I need to install my 32bit XP on my New Rebuild PC prior to performing the 64bit upgrade from the Windows 8 CD?? If I am required to preform a new install off of the CD do I need to bother with installing my XP 32bit with SP3 before upgrading to Windows 8?
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November 6, 2012 4:21:58 AM

The Upgrade Assistant will check your system and won't let you upgrade unless you have XP installed INCLUDING SP3... (It will generate a 'Platform Not Supported' error otherwise)
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November 8, 2012 1:55:06 AM

dodger46 said:
The Upgrade Assistant will check your system and won't let you upgrade unless you have XP installed INCLUDING SP3... (It will generate a 'Platform Not Supported' error otherwise)


Thank you so much for your input! I very much appreciate it!
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a c 417 * Windows 8
November 8, 2012 4:44:30 AM

Welcome to the World of Tom's!
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