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Win xp 32 bit to win 8 pre to win 8

Last response: in Windows 8
December 28, 2012 12:04:44 PM

I just built my first PC yesterday, and I knew I had a copy of windows around, but unfortunately it was xp 32 bit. I know with microsoft's 39.99 upgrade to windows 8 pro you can't go straight from 32 bit xp to 64 bit win8. So I was wondering if I could find an old download of the windows 8 preview release and download that in 64 bit, then upgrading to win 8 pro 64 bit over that. Can somebody tell me if this can be done? Thanks

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a b * Windows 8
December 28, 2012 12:34:09 PM

Follow the directions here on another computer with a 64 bit version of windows and burn the disk to do a clean install on yours.
January 6, 2013 11:02:05 PM

Best answer selected by Drhaaxorus.
January 6, 2013 11:04:37 PM

Thanks. I now have 64 bit. I just downloaded it on my 64 bit laptop and installed it to USB, did a custom install on my 32 bit xp pc and got it to win 8 64 bit