Windows 8 RTM also for x86/32?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by palbertsma, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    I have a x86 computer with 2 GB ram, so I can't use the MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.ENTERPRISE-N.RTM.X64.VOLUME.ENGLISH.DVD.:(

    I have looked around on the internet, but couldn't find a x32 version.:mad:

    Does anybody know where to download a x32 version of Windows 8 RTM?

    Or is the so called x64 version a combi DVD, that also contains the x32 version?

    Thanks!:)
     
  2. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    The 32 bit version hasn't been leaked yet...
     
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  3. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    So I just have to be patient, then...:aglerks:
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Whats your processor model??
     
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  5. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Here my specs according to Speccy:


    Intel Atom N270
    Cores1
    Threads2
    NameIntel Atom N270
    Code NameDiamondville
    PackageSocket 437 FCBGA8
    Technology45nm
    SpecificationIntel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz
    Family6
    Extended Family6
    ModelC
    Extended Model1C
    Stepping2
    RevisionC0
    InstructionsMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
    VirtualizationNot-supported
    HyperthreadingSupported, Started
    Bus Speed133.3 MHz
    Rated Bus Speed533.4 MHz
    Stock Core Speed1600 MHz
    Stock Bus Speed133 MHz
    Average Temperature57 °C
    Caches
    L1 Data Cache Size24 KBytes
    L1 Instructions Cache Size32 KBytes
    L2 Unified Cache Size512 KBytes
    Core 0
    Core Speed1600.1 MHz
    Multiplierx 6.0
    Bus Speed133.3 MHz
    Rated Bus Speed533.4 MHz
    Temperature57 °C
    Thread 1
    APIC ID0
    Thread 2
    APIC ID1


    Hope this is enough. Do you think my computer is ready for the 64 bit version?:confused:
     
  6. Mrx47

    Mrx47 MDL Addicted

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    No, 64 bit doesn't work.
     
  7. franner

    franner MDL Novice

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    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.ENTERPRISE.N.RTM.X64.VOLUME.ENGLISH.BOOTABLE_ISO-CTRLSOFT

    works fine in vmware so cannot see your problem... You must be doing something wrong or have some incompatible hardware...
     
  8. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Because most people need the x64 version, not the x86 version. The proper market for x86 is actually very very small, but some people will still run it despite having 8GB of RAM, 2GB video card etc.. just like with Windows 7.

    Also the leaker may only have access to the x64 version.

    You're very lucky Microsoft is even releasing a x86 version of Windows 8.
     
  9. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Besides that: people like me that only have 2 GB ram, don't have a choice: we are only able to run the x86 version.

    Of course I really wanted to try the RTM as well - that's why I started this thread in the first place :D -, but I clearly understand that I belong to a minority today, as most part of the computers is of the x64 generation. In that respect it is even very logic that they leaked the x64 version, and not the x32 bit RTM.

    But I am glad for the majority that is now able to try and show us what it is like! It's very interesting for me to read what their experience is with the RTM. I completely feel with the majority, and I just have to be patient! It is not to bad to learn to exercise patience!:rolleyes:
     
  10. Hunter3000

    Hunter3000 MDL Junior Member

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    so what if someone have 2GB RAM? Still possible to instal x64 system, of course we need a x64 arch cpu, but even intel pentium 4 support x64 arch :)
     
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  11. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, if you have a 64-bit CPU, you can install Windows 8 64-bit with 2 GB RAM and it would run just fine.
     
  12. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Thank you: I didn't know! So I learned something today!

    But in my case: unfortunately I have 6 32-bit CPU:sad:
     
  13. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    Glad I could help... now eventually someone will release the 32-bit version, if not, it will get leaked on Aug 15, as all MSDN/Technet and many others will get Windows 8 ISOs on Aug 15, 2012
     
  14. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Yes, that is in my mind. I'll wait and probably will see a leaked 32-bit version in medio August. If it is leaked earlier, I will regard it as good luck and an unexpected advantage!
     
  15. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Couldn't see what so lucky about it, ARM only in 32 bit, so MS develop windows in 32 bit, unless they want to develop windows in 3 architectures.
     
  16. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Why would it be developing Windows in 3 architectures? they are already doing that. x86, x64, ARM. If they dropped x86 for Windows 8, there would only be ARM and x64.

    The real downside is a lot of people still believe they need to use 32-bit Windows, even if they have 4GB+ RAM and a processor that supports it.
     
  17. jassi

    jassi MDL Junior Member

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    Can somebody leak the 32 bit version.I feel left out. :(
     
  18. vebs

    vebs MDL Novice

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    Is there any reasons not to install the 64bit version of Windows if your system supports it? I have a laptop a few years old now (dell xps m1530), and I've always ran 32bit versions of Vista/7.

    Just wondering if there's likely to be any kind of performance issues or problems?
     
  19. simsim986

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    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.ENTERPRISE.RTM.X86.VOLUME.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
    BUILD: 6.2.9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-1247
    FILE: 9200.16384.120725-1247_x86frev_Enterprise_VL_HRM_CENA_X86FREV_EN-US_DVD.iso
    SIZE: 2,551,154,688 byte
    SHA-1: 15CE0B54557B0EC6376ACBBF76E33714FFC3A632
    MD5: 5BC27DBAD05D0D40869CD03634FFAABC
    CRC: 8F5F944A
    NOTE: this is original M$ image.
    by W.Z.T
    8|3|12

    How to post link?


     
  20. iBetaTosh

    iBetaTosh MDL Junior Member

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    I heard that the x86 version will leak sometime in a few hours.
     
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