Help, cant install x64 from my x32 (x64 ready) system?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Decca, May 24, 2014.

  1. Decca

    Decca MDL Novice

    Jan 22, 2009
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    Hello everybody.

    Longtime lurker first time poster...

    I am currently running an x86 version of Windows 8.
    I need to install an x64 version for a beta I am involved in.
    I have previously successfully installed on this same PC an x64 version of Windows 7.

    Below is my system specs.

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    Why cant I run the setup from Windows 8.1 AIO 20in1 with Update x64 en-US May2014?
    Do I only need to create a bootable USB and run the install from that?
    I have a 30 GIG usb to use.

    Thanks in advance for ANY help.
    Decca
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Same reason you can't install ANY 64bit program on a 32bit OS :eek:

    You'll have to clean install by booting from the 64bit media
     
  3. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

    Jul 24, 2009
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    - Make a new partition, e.g. D:\
    - Dism check wim info the index of your required X64 version
    - Dism apply this index to D:\
    - CMD(Admin) : bcdboot D:\windows
    - reboot.
    :D