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Windows XP x64 Upgrade

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March 1, 2013 9:25:17 PM

Hello,

I'm currently running Windows xp x64 and figure it's time for an OS upgrade. I'm not sure whether to get Windows 7 or 8. Could I use the 79.99 student upgrade version of Windows 8 to upgrade? Or does that not work with XP x64? If not I'll probably get Windows 7.

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March 1, 2013 10:40:30 PM

You will need to do a clean install.So you will need to backup.
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March 1, 2013 10:51:30 PM

You can upgrade from x64 but you will have to format when you install,But yes upgrade will work.
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March 1, 2013 10:53:13 PM

I'm not sure I know how to do that. Is it difficult?
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March 1, 2013 10:53:48 PM

It will give you the options during install.
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March 1, 2013 10:54:45 PM

It will let you know about any possible issues during pre install.
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March 1, 2013 10:56:01 PM

I'm just worried because it says, "To install Windows 8 Pro upgrade, customers must be running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7." And as far as I know Windows XP x64 doesn't have SP3.
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March 1, 2013 11:04:42 PM

So I should just stick to getting Windows 7 probably. :??: 
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March 1, 2013 11:05:36 PM

I would,8 is just 7 with a fancy cover.
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March 1, 2013 11:06:50 PM

Yeah, I'd prefer 7. I just really wanted the student discount.
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March 1, 2013 11:08:16 PM
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March 1, 2013 11:12:28 PM

Thank you.
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March 1, 2013 11:12:35 PM

Best answer selected by zagestone.
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March 1, 2013 11:14:55 PM

Your Welcome,thanks for using the forum!!!!!!!!!
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March 1, 2013 11:52:23 PM

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