How to clean setup windows 8.1 64 bit from windows 8.1 32bit?

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  1. hlvb

    hlvb MDL Novice

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    How to clean setup windows 8.1 64 bit from current windows 8.1 32bit without CD, USB, ...(only HDD, source windows 8.1 on hdd)? thanks
     
  2. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    AFAIK, this is impossible with the environment you have defined.
     
  3. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    #3 FaiKee, May 5, 2014
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    - DISM/imageX extract X64 install.wim to new drive (e,g. X: )
    - CMD: bcdboot /X:\windows
    - reboot
    :D
     
  4. hlvb

    hlvb MDL Novice

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    Drive X: have not folder "windows".
    X have only: boot, sources, efi,...
     
  5. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    #5 FaiKee, May 5, 2014
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    No, not extract the ISO to X: :D ; .........it seems you don't know DISM/imageX.

    OK, mount the ISO, goto sources, and copy install.wim to C:\

    format X: to remove what you did.

    Open CMD (Admin), enter:
    Dism /apply-image /imagefile:C:\install.wim /index:1 /ApplyDir:X:\

    After it's finished, you can see all the windows files in X:
     
  6. hlvb

    hlvb MDL Novice

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    after it finished, i can setup win 8 64bit? sure?
    i can not test. thanks.
     
  7. FaiKee

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    After DISM finished:
    - in CMD(admin), enter: bcdboot /X:\windows
    - reboot
    that's it, proceed with your X64 setup from the OOBE setup screen.
     
  8. hlvb

    hlvb MDL Novice

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    My pc current running win 8. I had upgrade RAM to 4GB. Now, i need fresh install win 8.1 64 bit.
    My HDD have 3 partition: C (contain win 8 os), D and E (contain data).
    if i use this method and install win 8.1 64bit on partiton C, my data on D, E can lost?

     
  9. fkar

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    Unless until, you select to erase or format those partitions, you'll not lose your data.

    Anyway, take a backup though. :)
     
  10. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    LOL, you do have new surprises in every one of your new posts. :eek:

    The method I said was to install a windows in another drive from your current windows, and now you said you wish to install a 64 bit over a 32 bit in C: ??? Sorry, no way, better get a USB FD to fresh install it. (It could be done, but too complicated and difficult for you, man. :p ).