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I have windows 8 32 bit and I need to upgrade to 64 bit

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December 28, 2012 9:17:29 AM

I have windows 8 32 bit installed on my system, but I wish to upgrade my hard drive to a faster ssd and get a ram upgrade so I

need the 64 bit version to do so. Is there a way I can get windows 8 64 bit onto the new drive? Or am I stuck with 32 bit?

And before I forget, yes my system can support 64 bit, I had installed 32 bit by mistake.
December 28, 2012 10:42:41 AM

Format the HDD and re-install windows, there is no way to upgrade from 32 to 64 bit.

Be sure to backup and data on the HDD before the format as doing so will completely wipe the drive.
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December 28, 2012 3:38:10 PM

I hope your purchased the DVD, because if you 'upgraded' from a 32bit previous windows install, you cannot go to 64bit. I did this from 32bit Vista and had to ask for a refund and order the DVD for 64bit...so it cost me $70 instead of $40 to upgrade Win8
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December 28, 2012 8:51:05 PM

SMITHSONGA said:
I hope your purchased the DVD, because if you 'upgraded' from a 32bit previous windows install, you cannot go to 64bit. I did this from 32bit Vista and had to ask for a refund and order the DVD for 64bit...so it cost me $70 instead of $40 to upgrade Win8


I bought the upgrade...... Could I install the consumer preview onto the new disk and then upgrade?
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December 30, 2012 5:13:43 PM

thatkid8520 said:
I bought the upgrade...... Could I install the consumer preview onto the new disk and then upgrade?


I assume you mean the Windows 8 64bit consumer preview? No idea if that is a valid upgrade path.
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