Upgrade from activated x86 8.1 pro to x64 10 pro

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ccc1522, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. ccc1522

    ccc1522 MDL Junior Member

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    I was activated with 8.1 pro and upgraded to 10 pro (x32). Let it activate. Worked fine, but I wanted to use x64 pro, because I have an x64 system. So since it was already activated I thought I could do a clean install of the X64 and stay activated. It didn't. work.

    Is there any way I can activate? Or do I have to go back and install 8.1 pro x64 and do everything again?
     
  2. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    #2 uffbros, Aug 11, 2015
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    The 32/64 bit shouldn't matter. You must have the correct Media to get the 64 bit. You probably have the 32 bit media. Just use the Microsoft tool to download a 64 bit version of the version you are eligible for.
     
  3. ccc1522

    ccc1522 MDL Junior Member

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    No unfortunately I didn't. I guess I thought from everything I have read, that you wouldn't need a key/serial when reinstalling. It is working fine, just not activated. It has been 3 days since clean install.
     
  4. p4f456

    p4f456 MDL Novice

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    That's weired. I upgraded win 7 x64 to win 10 x64 and then did a clean install with win 10 x86 afterwards because notebook has only 2 gb of RAM and with x86 it is faster. I did not had to enter a serial, just skipped as told in several threads here. Worked fine!
     
  5. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    How ever you downloaded the ISO, just copy to folder on desktop, extract the ISO, and run the SETUP.EXE.

    This will upgrade it, report back if any problems.
     
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