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Is it possible to upgrade from Win8 32bit to Win8 x64bit

Q: Is it possible to upgrade from Win8 32bit to Win8 x64bit

Is it possible to upgrade from Win8 32bit to Win8 x64bit or trick the PC into thinking its x64bit so I can install x64bit programs

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Preferred Solution: Is it possible to upgrade from Win8 32bit to Win8 x64bit

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A: Is it possible to upgrade from Win8 32bit to Win8 x64bit

No, you cannot trick it and you cannot upgrade. You can format and start over.

Is there a particular reason you want to get 64bit apps? Is it to take advantage of more than 4GB of RAM?

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I have an aging system (2008) Win7 Pro 32bit. I would like to upgrade to 64bit in order to be able to use more ram, and other benefits.

Trying to decide whether to go to Win8 or Win7 Pro 64bit. I have some favorite programs that run on the 32bit system and may not run on 64bit. As I understand it, I may be able to run these 32bit porgrams on a 64bit machine. (??)

I am not a total newbie, but have not been keeping up on new technology since 2008, so I am asking for advice. I have a computer tech who can help.

My tech friend is advising NOT to go to Win8. He says that he would not recommend this OS until at least two years time has passed since it's introduction so MS has time to work out bugs. I am also just upgrading a desktop and have no touch screen.

I want my new system to be a media center, some graphics and some light video work.

I have bought

Asus AMD 990FX Atx 4 DIMM DDR3 TUF Sabertooth MOBO
ASUS - SABERTOOTH 990FX

AMD FX - 8320 EIGHT-CORE 3.5GHZ 16MB 125w AM3+CPU
AMD FD8320FRHKBOX FX-8320 Eight-Core 3.5GHz AM3+ Processor - AM3+, Eight-Core, 3.5GHz, 16MB, 125W, Unlocked at TigerDirect.com

Kingston 8GB 1600MHz 10-10-10 DDR3 HyperX Red (thinking about getting another 8gb and upping my ram to 16gb)
HyperX red | Kingston Technology

I will be using my current Silverstone 850watt power supply, hard disks, case and DVD drives. Have a 6950 AMD Radeon video card.

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A:Upgrade Win7 Pro 32bit to 64bit or go to Win8?

Hello Bill and welcome to Seven Forums. Lots of questions and I have no definitive answers for you. Just some personal opinion and others may totally disagree.

I have very limited experience with Windows 8. I played around with the Beta (consumer preview) for about 2 months and I didn't like it. To me it felt like a lot of the functionality I was used to in Windows 7 (and Windows XP before that) was missing. Now don't get me wrong. I think the basic underlying operating system is good. It booted up faster than 7, it has better security, and for about $5.00 you can buy something called Start8 from Stardock that makes Windows 8 look and feel like Windows 7. It even brings back the start button and start menu. But it still felt like I was trying to use a touch operating system on a non-touch computer.

The first thing I'd ask myself is: if I really want to keep the Windows 7 look and feel, why would I bother getting Windows 8 only to make it look and feel like 7? Why not just stay with 7? On the other hand, if I had to replace a broken or aging machine, then I probably would go with 8. But it sounds like your machine has the chops to stay around for a while and it doesn't sound like you have any immediate or pressing need to replace your computer.

Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit will require a clean install. You'll need to backup all your personal data. But you can use the same 25-digit Product Key to activate the 64-bit 7 Pro as you used to activate the 32-bit 7 Pro. ... Read more

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I have windows 7 32 bit installed on 2 separate drives (dual boot).
On one of the drives I want to install Windows 8, but want to use the 64 bit version to see if it runs a particular programme better taking advantage of more memory.

According to MS upgrading using the Install Assistant or Advisor will not upgrade 32bit to 64bit so I cannot upgrade at the lower price and have to buy the full install cd.

Is this actually the case, or is there any work around that will allow me to download and install the Win8 64bit upgrade at the lower price

A:Upgrade Win7 32Bit to Win8 64bit

When downloading the upgrade you need to

   Information

If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.


Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

You will need to wipe the partition first to upgrade from x32 to x64.

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Hello Guru Members

I work for a small charity organisation for the elderly, (not trying to pluck heart strings), and the situation is that we were granted 7 new computers, these computers have Windows 8.1, and because we have an existing domain network we actually need to have Windows 8.1 Professional installed.

So prior to knowing that Windows 8.1 could not connect to our network, I had already started getting all the Windows updates, and cleaning the PC's of all the Lenovo add-on's software.

Once I realised that it was not Windows 8.1 Pro on the PC's but only Windows 8.1, being a charity we were able to purchase from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Centre 7 Windows 8.1 Professional licences.

I tried to use the VLC licence through the 'Windows Add-on's feature in Windows 8.1 , but a Volume Licence key is not accepted, and i have also been told that I must download the Windows 8.1 Professional .ISO from the Volume Licensing Centre, and install this particular download version.

But my question is, when I do the installation from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 pro, will it give me the option to do an upgrade installation, I worried as I don't want to lose all the previous windows updates, and Lenovo hardware driver files.

Or, is there a way to get the Volume Licence Key into the existing Windows 8.1 to unlock the Pro features, or even a clever way to trick the Windows installation.

Any members help would be really helpful.

kind regards
Livio
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A:Can i do an upgrade install from Win8.1 to Win8.1 Pro?, beggin members help thanks

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I upgraded two computers from win8 retail to win 81. One totally failed and had to removed the hard drive and put it in my working computer, to roll it back to win 8.0. It would not boot at all not even to bios after that fiasco. The other computer went just fine. The MSI P7N motherboard with core2duo did not work after running and first reboot, it was left with a black screen. Had to remove hard drive put in other computer (newer with quad core, etc.. win8.1) and roll it back then put it back in the computer which had the fail. I still don't know what failed. I think that computers older than 5 years just don't have the proper hardware for Win8.1, but maybe wrong.

A:win8.1 upgrade win8.0 to 8.1 2 computers, one failed

New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on 8






I think that computers older than 5 years just don't have the proper hardware for Windows 8.1, but maybe wrong.

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I just downloaded the Technet version of Win8 Pro. When trying to UPGRADE the RP version, I keep getting a message to "remove install media, boot windows normally, and then add the install media afterwards". Of course, nothing happens when I reboot, heh. It LOOKS like I will have to do a clean install on my SSD which I just cloned so no big deal. BUT, if someone manages to upgrade, please post the procedure!

EDIT
Will I be able to upgrade WIndows 8 Release Preview to RTM without - Microsoft Answers

Nope, looks like a clean install is needed but the personal files can be kept... I will let you know.

A:Cannot upgrade to Win8 Pro Retail from Win8 RP.

The way I had heard was you would be able to use an Upgrade Version of RTM if you had RP installed. It would still do a clean install but save your personal files. It was to satisfy the requirement to have a previous version installed for the Upgrade key to work.

Jim

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Before I upfrade to win 10 I'd like to upgrade to win8.1 pro I have legit disk I bought, but when I try to install I get a message "serial number not match any on system" or something like that. I wiped the C drive but kept the recovery drives and still the same result. Restored the system to factory. Any ideas short of buying a new HD, and if the number is embedded in the MB then it won't help anyway.

A:How to upgrade from preinstalled win8 to win8.1 pr...

the product key is embedded on BIOS and honestly is not worth upgrading to windows 8.1 and then windows 10, it's better if you upgrade directly to windows 10. if your system has Home version sand you want the Pro version, you can simply upgrade to widnows 10 and then change the product key on it, it will switch to Pro version automatically. or you can do a clean windows 10 install and once at desktop change the product key http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7209-product-key-change-windows-10-a.html 

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Hoping for some help (Superfly?) with a similar issue, sorry if i'm threadjacking, can move it if needed. Thinkpad W540 purchased last summer, shipped with Windows 8 Pro but i do not have an email or car with the license key. I added on media center which required a separate key which I have. Earlier this year i kept getting the upgrade to 8.1 message and i finally gave in to end the annoyance. It went fine though i had to recreate various settings and such. About a month later, i started to get the activation notifications. I spoke with MSFT to said i was not on a Windows 8.1 Pro retail license (thanks to their pushed upgrade) instead of my OEM which i suppose makes sense. None of the license keys i had work for activation. Trying to make it go away by throwing money at it instead of time, i bought licenses of Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro Pack. None of them worked... So now I don't know what to do which has lead me to this thread. See below for a diagnostic tool report. Any ideas on what i can/should do? I'm hopeful to find a license key and/or hot fix to make this go away as i really do not want to have to do a clean install of Windows. Thanks!

Tool Version: 6.3.9600.16384
Licensing Status: In Notification
Licensing Status Reason: 0xC004FE00
Local Genuine State: Invalid Licence
Local Genuine Result P: 0
Last Online Genuine Result:
Grace Time Minutes: 0
Total Grace Days: 0
Validity Expiration:
Active Partial Product Key: JK7QT
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A:Win8 To Win8.1 upgrade gone wrong

Hi and welcome to EF.

Seems you have tried a few key installs that failed ( currently you have the correct key installed which is a full WMC key that should not rely on a base qualifing Pro licence)
Anyway, the licencing store got corrupted - although there are no specific corrupted files as such, it may be prudent to run command prompt - admin:
sfc /scannow

Then try to activate with:
slmgr -ato

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What's better, upgrade a Win8 to Win8.1 or purchase Win8.1 ?

Harold

A:Win8 Upgrade or Win8.1 New Install

Upgrade the Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 is FREE.

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Last Fall I bought my wife a Dell All In One with Win8 installed. I seldom, if ever use it for I am sticking with 7 for now. She has Live Mail, Firefox installed and that is about it. No apps other than those that came with the machine.

Is it worth while upgrading to 8.1 and then 8.1Update?

If so, what is the simplest way to go about it?. Not necessarily the cheapest but the easiest.

Thank you very much.

A:Upgrade from Win8 to Win8.1Update

To upgrade from 8.0 you have to do it through the Microsoft store. When you do the upgrade from the Store to 8.1, you automatically will get 8.1 update 1. I just did the upgrade about 10 days ago and discovered this when i did the upgrade.

Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

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Hi guys.

I'm currently trying to update windows 8 Pro to windows 8.1 Pro on an Asus laptop. When I tried to update from the app store, it prompted a message saying that "something has happened..." and the update was not able to download. Is there any way to update it? Please let me know what is required.

If more details are needed, please do let me know also.

A:Upgrade Win8 PRO to Win8.1 PRO

Have you tried here---

Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 - Windows Help

Are you using a Microsoft account ?

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Hey!

I have just installed windows 8 again and now I have a problem with my high definition audio device(I had this problem before too but someone took care of it and now that person can't help me anymore o.O)...the sound doesn't work , not even a bit ( View image: no sound ) ... I tried to install some drivers but the same problem still remained (I used "run as administrator")...
IMG Missing driver : View image: missing driver
There are some informations about my PC, if you need more,just ask .
Thanks in advance for your help.

SUMMARY
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model: P5GDC
Version: Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MB-1234567890
BRIDGE
North Bridge: Intel i915P/i915G Revision B1
South Bridge: Intel 82801FB (lCH6) Revision 03
CPU
Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Cpu Socket: Socket 775 LGA
Max CPU Speed: 3600MHz

A:No Sound! - win8 32bit

From what I can tell, it looks like the ASUS supplied sound driver is not installed?? If this is the case, install the ASUS sound driver and see if that fixes it.

By the way, according to what I see on the ASUS site, this motherboard will support 64 bit OS.

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Hi,
I already bought and installed Windows 8.
I have a i7 laptop with 64bit proccessor but somewhat the company decided to pull it out with win7 32 bit OS.
When I upgraded to win8 I wanted to switch to 64bit but didn't find the option for that during the installation proccess.
Can I do it now? switching from 32 to 64 (I understand that I will need to reinstall the windows again, I just don't wanna pay again for that).
Thanks,
Yarden.

A:How to convert from Win8 32bit to Win64

Hello Yarden, and welcome to Eight Forums.

To get a 64-bit Windows 8 ISO download, you would need to download it from within a 64-bit Windows. If you do so from a 32-bit Windows, then you get the 32-bit ISO as you already know now.

The tutorial below can help show you how to download a new ISO.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

Afterwards, the tutorial below can show you how to do a clean install with a Windows 8 upgrade if needed.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi I have win7 32bit installed and would like to install win8 64bit on a separate partition(I have the right hardware for it). Can I install win8 normaly or is there anything important to pay attention to. I read that I must first hide the win7 partitions, is it really neccesery? Thanks surati

A:win7 32bit+win8 64bit

Follow this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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This error show PC Strat After 1Hours

A:Win8 64bit Win7 32bit

What is "PC Strat" ?

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G'day Magicians

I am awaiting Win8 Pro and Surface but I don't understand the difference or advantages of 32 v 64 Bit?

I have 64 Bit on my Win7 laptop but it will not run some of my older and very important programs and I have not been successful in attempting to run the work around programs so my current preference would be Win8 Pro 32 Bit.

Can anyone tell me if such an animal exists or will exist?

If it does or will are there disadvantages between 32 Bit and 64 Bit and what are they?

With thanks for your expert opinions

Mike
 

A:Solved: Win8 32Bit or 64Bit?

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Hi,

I am currently running a 32bit version of Win8 Pro and am looking to switch to the 64bit version.

The reason behind this is that I have acquired an extra 4gb of Ram and am looking to avoid the memory ceiling on the 32bit architecture (as I already have 2gb Ram installed and a 2gb graphics card).

I have backed up all the personal files I want and don't mind doing a clean install, however, I'm not entirely sure how to do the switch from 32 to 64 bit. I have both 64 and 32 Win install CDs and the motherboard is x64 compliant.

Any advice would be very much appreciated!

Tom
 

A:Help switching from Win8 32bit to 64bit

Welcome to Tech Support Guy

1. There is no direct upgrade path from 32 bit to 64 bit
2. Check that drivers for 63 bit are available for your computer
3. Back up all your personal documents pictures etc.
4. You will have to reinstall al your programs
5. 64 bit does not include a 16 bit, so anything you have that is a 16 bit application will not work on 64 bit
6.
Boot from the Windows 8 64 bit DVD
Click Install Now
Accept License Agreement
When the option is displayed to select an installation type, click (Custom Advanced)
select the disk partition where you would like to install Windows 8 Click Next.
You will receive the following warning:
The partition you selected might contain files from a previous Windows Installation. If it does, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You will be able to access the information in Windows.old, but you will be able to use your previous version of Windows.
(At all cost, do NOT click anything named Format or Delete or Partition. So even doing a custom install, your personal files are still preserved. Click OK
Setup will now start the installation. During the installation, your machine will be restarted several times.
When the installation is complete, you can complete the Out of Box experience such as selecting your laptop, create a username, password, your time zone. You can then proceed to download the latest updates for Windows and reinstall your applications and drivers.
You can then recover your personal ... Read more

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I currently have Win7 & Win8 preview in separate partitions on the same machine. I am trying to figure out the best way to install win8 pro on my system and keep my current dual boot setup with Win 7 intact and stay legal.

So....I have a 3 licence family pack of windows 7 of which I have used only 1 licence. Is there some way I can use one of the remaining win7 licences to upgrade win8pro over top of the Win8 preview and keep my current dual boot win7/win8 setup(legally) and without messing up my current Win7 installation (or Win 8 preview installation for that matter)? Is there any advantage in getting the OEM version instead?

A:Question- upgrading win7HP/win8 preview dual boot to win7/win8 pro

If I understand it correctly; Anyone dual booting a legit version of Window Vista, XP or Win7 and Win8 RP can use the upgrade version of Win8 to do a clean install over the Win8 RP version.

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I just purchased an HP Pavilion 20 All-In-One desktop computer that unfortunately had Windows 8 on it - I needed a computer immediately and no one in town had an all in one with 7 pro. I purchased Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit OEM software (from reputable store; computer is 64bit) and thought it would be an easy install - insert disk, follow directions. It acts as if it's installing windows 7, but when it gets to the screen which shows the language, time and - forgot the last drop down choice, I don't have use of the mouse or keyboard. I can't tab, use arrow keys, or anything. I have spent hours searching online before bothering anyone for free advice, but now I'm looking for free advice. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Also, do I post this in Windows 7 Pro or 8 ?

Let me add that this All In One does not have the touch screen monitor.
 

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Good day masters!
Hello Guys..

I'm wondering on how to enable my 4GB Memory Ram on my Win8 32bit?
When I check my system info..

4GB(2.92 usable)
is anything here knows how to enale all 4gb memory as usable?
Hoping for replies and help.. Thank you!

I'm really disappointed when i discover that this is how the result be when i upgraded my memory from 2gb to 4gb..
otherwise the 1gb un-usable memory will going to be useless!

Thanks!

A:How to enable Memory (RAM) usage in Win8 32bit?

32bit Windows 8 has a RAM usage limit of 3gb. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/libr...#memory_limits

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I need to downgrade my HP Pavilion 11-n001sa x360 PC operating system to enable me to run the new Renault clip software. Have always used HP computers and have purchase two of the HP Pavilion 11-n001sa x360 PCs. Having replaced the harddrive in one of these machines, and purchased a windows 7 32 bit pro operating system disc, I have tried, without succes to install windows 7 from my external usb optical drive. It starts installing windows 7, then come up with an error messasage, stating an unexpected problem has occered. I obviously need to change some of the bios setting, please adives. Regards, Trevor Hutchinson.

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I have a packaged version of win8 pro which contains a 32bit and 64bit disk but only one licence number. The 32bit version was initially installed but I would like to change to the 64 bit. Can I over write the 32bit version with the 64bit?
 

A:Solved: Upgrading from Win8 32bit to 64bit

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Good day masters!
Hello Guys..

I'm wondering on how to enable my 4GB Memory Ram on my Win8 32bit?
When I check my system info..

4GB(2.92 usable)
is anything here knows how to enale all 4gb memory as usable?
Hoping for replies and help.. Thank you!

I'm really disappointed when i discover that this is how the result be when i upgraded my memory from 2gb to 4gb..
otherwise the 1gb un-usable memory will going to be useless!

Thanks!

A:How to enable Memory (RAM) usage in Win8 32bit?

32bit Windows 8 has a RAM usage limit of 3gb. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/libr...#memory_limits

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I have a Asus X401a. There are only drivers for Windows 7 32bit+64bit, Windows 8 64bit on Asus support page. Can I use one of them for Windows 8 32bit? Which one is the best?

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Can someone please help me.
I installed Windows 8. Then created a new partition and installed Ubuntu on it.
But now if I want to select Windows 8 in Grub, it waits a couple of seconds and then restarts Grub.
Image: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B0B...lFrTnZORlE3T0U
Has anyone an idea how to get Win8(Consumer Preview) working again?

Thanks for every answer

A:Installed Ubuntu,Win8. Now if I select Win8 in Grub it won't start.

Have you tried the Ubuntu forums? I see this thread, perhaps it will help.

[ubuntu] Dual booting 11.10 and Windows 8 - Ubuntu Forums

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Hopefully my explanation of this problem is not too confusing, this my first post.

My system is a multi-boot for Win7, Win8.1 & XP. I boot into Win7 most of the time. The multi-boot is controlled via EasyBCD in Win7. My data drive is a separate disk - F. I have been running this configuration for over a year without any major problems.

The system is an older Dell-XPS Core2 Quad CPU Q9450 A 2.66GHz with 8Gb memory
System drive - 1Tb with four partitions
Data drive - 1 Tb one partition

Recently I booted into Win8.1 after a few weeks of using only Win7. The data drive F: was not available. It does not show up in Disk Management and under Device Manager it shows as not connected to the system when the Unavailable Devices are displayed.

Booting back to Win7, the data drive is available, no problems with it. There are not any errors in the event/system logs in Win8.1 or Win7 related to the data drive F.

One possible cause might be that the motherboard battery was replaced about a week ago. I had to go in the BIOS and make changes for problems encountered when Win7 was booted. Unfortunately, I didn't boot Win8.1 to see if it had any problems. I've looked at the BIOS, but don't see anything that might cause this problem.

The config for the EasyBCD is below for boot into Win7
There are a total of 4 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Microsoft Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds
Boot Drive: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 8.1
BCD ID: {3081a5c6-c566-11e3-808b-85773c60a873... Read more

A:Multi Boot-Win7 & Win8.1 - Data Drive not seen in Win8.1

First off, why so many entries in BCD ?

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I am trying to gather some basic info about usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS. So please participate in this noncontroversial survey. Note that you will not have a place to respond if you are not using Win8.

After responding, I?d also be interested in hearing about problems you have had using Windows 8/UEFI that appear to be associated with using UEFI (i.e., they most likely would not have occurred, in your opinion, under BIOS). Ultimately, I am wondering if you think Windows 8/UEFI is an idea whose time has come.

A:Information on Usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS

Voted . . .desktop; hope that helps.

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Hello,
I would like to test power management of my PCIe SSD, ASPM can work well.
And I want to know L2 state work well, too.
Anyone knows how to let PCIe device enter L2 state in Win8.1?
Thanks.

A:How do I let PCIe device enter L2 state in Win8/Win8.1

AHCI will automatically do it, by talking to the bios.

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Hey all,

I have been going crazy trying to find the nitty-gritty details of what goes on under the hood with the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 2 I am considering upgrading.

I am aware the many Windows 8.1 devices have OEM Product Keys embedded in the BIOS. I am trying to find information on how Windows 10, if installed from a .ISO bootable media, interacts with this key, and how Digital Entitlement plays into all of this. It's currently hard for me to make sense of a lot of this. Can anyone help clarify how all these elements play with one-another?

Another question regarding this process I have currently: If I use a NEW Windows 10 product key during installation, would the new key replace the previous (8.1 OEM) one in the BIOS?

The more I find out about all this, the more mystery there seems to be to it. I am just trying to find the cleanest way to install Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 2, and this BIOS OEM key and Digital Entitlement vs. Product Key thing is really confusing me. Sorry if this isn't the best place to ask, I'm just pretty lost right now and could really use advice from someone who's really knowledgeable about this stuff, currently.

Thanks all .

A:Win8.1 to Win10 and Win8.1 BIOS Product Keys on SP2?

Activation in Windows 10 - Windows Help

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Why wont my Win8 phone come up on my Win8 tablet's Desktop in File Explorer by a USB connection. It did once, but no more. Any suggestions welcome. Thank you!

A:Syncing Win8 phone to win8 tablet by USB connection.

Could be a couple of reasons.

Reboot your phone. Sometimes they just won't talk to each other.All USB cables are not equal. If you use the cable that came with your phone, you should have no problem. If you are using a different cable that came with another device, it may or may not work.

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I've a windows 8 Pro package that require me to install it as follows: Upgrade eligibility requirements apply. I had no problems here, I've upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Also I've had no problem having done the update through the Windows Store to Windows 8.1. I'm happy. My question though is thus:

Can I, with my legal Windows 8 Pro Upgrade-key-package download the Windows 8.1 Pro ISO and use that instead of the Windows Store feature to update my system to Windows 8.1 Pro?

Thank you.

A:Updating a Win8 Pro to Win8.1 Pro with a Legal Upgrad disc

Hi

Welcome To Eight Forums

Check out this thread:

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

Hope this helps

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On my computer there is a pre-installed Windows 8 which works fine for
UEFI boot (Secure boot not necessary).

Now when I switch in UEFI setup at boot time the UEFI mode into the CSM (BIOS) mode
and restart then Windows 8 is not starting any more.

As far as I find out an UEFI-based Windows 8 can only boot with UEFI mode enabled.

So my question is: Can I turn an existing UEFI based Windows 8 installation into
an CSM/BIOS based installation (=a Win8 which boots successfully even when I enable CSM in UEFI setup) ?

If yes: How do I do that?

Peter

A:Can I turn a Win8 installation for UEFI into CSM-Mode Win8

What OS are you trying to install?

Your other thread is about dualing booting Windows 7 & 8,
Can I boot with one Bootmanager Win 8 and Win7?
Windows 7 & 8 will dual boot in UEFI mode.

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Hello,

Now I know that this issue has been discussed much around the web but most of the solutions focus Windows XP and/or are outdated. Some suggest updating video drivers, some say editing specific registry keys that don't exit in Windows 7/8, while others don't reply. So I'm posting here in these renowned forums with a hope that my problem might get solved here

Problem:

The Direct3D acceleration for 32bit Windows applications is disabled. I need to enable this so that most games and Direct3D using Windows Store apps start working again.

How it went:

Previously, Microsoft WDDM v1.0 drivers were installed (from Windows Update) and the system had no problems. Everything was working, well, almost everything. That was when I installed Minecraft. As I launched it, an error popped up saying 'pixel format not accelerated'. I researched on that and found out that it was an OpenGL issue. I downloaded and launched GPU Caps Viewer and found out OpenGL v1.1 on my system, whereas Minecraft needed 1.4 or more to run. I further researched and found that the Microsoft's WDDM v1.0 drivers supported the maximum OpenGL v1.1 (well, at least for my GPU). However on Intel's official site, it said my GPU CAN support OpenGL v1.4. And also on Minecraft forums someone said that Intel's drivers were needed for older GPU's in order for Minecraft to work. So I looked at the Download Center, but the latest drivers for my GPU were for Windows 7 32 and 64bit not Windows 8 (https://downloadcenter.in... Read more

A:Enable Direct3D acceleration for 32bit apps in Win8.

No help yet? Well I can live without Minecraft on this system. For now I am reverting back to WDDM 1.0. One last thing that I have observed: The display tab on DirectX Diagnostic Tool shows two dlls, "igdumd64.dll" and "igdumd32.dll", on WDDM 1.0 drivers. While on the 64bit Intel drivers, it only showed "igdlh64.dll". Maybe thats why the 32bit applications weren't working. Well, thats it for now. Good bye

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The CPU is an old Core2Duo that supports 64bit
This computer meets the minimum requirements listed for Windows 8.1 and the upgrade assistant tool says everything but safeboot will work (which im fine with)

My concern is taking a computer that has been running 32bit for 7 years and making it run 64bit, making an old CPU work harder seems like a bad idea to me but 32bit is outdated now so id really like to upgrade without buying a new computer yet

Is there anyone here that has upgraded a very old PC from 32bit to 64bit, and if so what should i expect
Also should i just get windows 7 64bit since the computer is so old, i plan to format and figured since i have to format i may as well just get the latest version of windows, but if win7 is better for older computers ill just get that

A:Updating 7 year old PC from Win7 32bit to Win8.1 64bit

I run windows 10 x64 on 2006 core2duo. Prior to that I ran 8.1 x64. I believe 8.1 uses slightly less resources than 7 and it is certainly smaller. I would go for that as the upgrade to 10 (might be) free or cheaper from Windows 8.

Note you can't upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit you'll need to do a clean install. This is a good thing anyway as it will reduce the clutter that has accumulated over the years. See here for details Clean Install - Windows 8

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How can I transfer items from File Explorer, etc. from my Win8 laptop to my Win8 tablet. A cable doesn't work. Would a 2 in 1 (dual) micro usb to usb 2.0 flash drive do the trick?

A:Transferring between Win8 laptop & Win8 tablet?

Cloud? Bluetooth? Wireless? If they share a homegroup, wireless transfer should suit you nicely?

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running win8 pro
4 gb ram
64 bit
intel core 2 duo
avg internet security 2013
 
for two weeks, started having problems with java download. while playing games on pogo, games wouldn't play because of flash player and couldn't get it downloaded.
then today, ie, firefox, and chrome started crashing and now the os crashes.
my wife's son installed 8 about two months ago on her computer. to me, it seemed not quiet right and seems to have gotten worse as time went by.
we ran the installation disk to reinstall but now it crashes in a few ninutes after it boots.

A:browsers crash in win8 and win8 crashes

Was it established beforehand that this computer would be compatible with Windows 8?

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Goody day, need help how to fix Error code: 0xC004C003. i update my win8 pro w/ MC (OEM key) to win8.1 Pro w/ MC through windows store. now i got that error and the watermark. well i thought when i update my OS, i still got the OEM key from my past OS. and yeah. im wrong.. any help how to fixed the water mark and bring back my oem key? any other positive way or suggestion for it before i used activator. Thanks

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I need to rebuild Win8.1 update back to system specs. When I go to refresh or reset to factory original it asks for the disk. I put in my Win8 disk which is the retail from Microsoft. It comes back as the wrong disk. I think maybe because it is a Win8 disk and not a win8.1 disk?

Anyone have any thoughts how I can fix this?
Is there a way to get this done without having to reinstall win8 and patch all the way up to win8.1 update?

TIA

A:Can't Refresh or reset Win8.1 with Win8 Disk

Hello Blue1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE to download a Windows 8.1 ISO file with your retail Windows 8 product key, then create a Windows 8.1 installation DVD/USB from the ISO to use to refresh/reset with.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I bought windows 8 online months ago and what I though was a repair disk that I thought I was making at the time did not work, so I ordered the installation disk. I'm trying to use automatic repair using my new install disk but it keeps telling me it is unable to make repairs because the target windows is locked. WTF? I'm full control administrator and are not connected to any network. I really hope someone helps me here cuz my win8 OS is acting very unstable. I love the new feature that lets one make repairs without touching any personal data. Speaking of data, I do have backups available if (and I have the feeling its what I will end up having to do) I have to do the most dreaded... Complete erase & Install... UGH!! GOD I HOPE I DONT HAVE TO!!!

A:Trying to use new win8 Disk to repair win8 on desktop But!

Originally Posted by Nathanr411


I really hope someone helps me here cuz my win8 OS is acting very unstable.



Hey. If you explain any issue(s) in how it is acting unstable, we might be able to help.

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Okay, my log is right below.
Can't afford much new software. I was running Wordperfect X3 and Corel Paint Shop Pro x3 and the photosoftware ran better than on Win XP. Actually so did WordPerfect. Upgraded to 8.1 on Sunday and no functioning in WordPerfect. I am at least an amateur and beyond writer and photographer.
I don't know where I stand on PaintShopPro, but how can I get my documents from WordPerfect? I can't find any support for WP X3. Is it still made? Can I make it run? If so, how do I get rid of WordPerfect Mail?




Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12207 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1892623 MB, Free - 1825988 MB; D: Total - 13137 MB, Free - 1610 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AF3
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7.0, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: XP to win8 to win8.1 corel programs

Have you tried OpenOffice or LibreOffice which can open MS Word and Corel WordPerfect documents. And its free!

As for a Paint Shop Pro replacement, try Paint.NET from http://www.getpaint.net/
 

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When I use File Explorer on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Preview I have the navigation pane set to 'show all folders' and 'automatically expand to folder'.On Win8 I use SkyDrive for Desktop, and I place the SkyDrive folder in 'C:\Users\Karl\'; and the SkyDrive folder appears in the File Explorer navigation pane under the Karl Dixon folder.Win 8.1preview has Skype for Desktop integrated into the OS.; and the SkyDrive folder appears at the top of the File Explorer navigation pane.
As I am currently back using Win8 due to an unrelated issue, I would like to know how to have Win8 show the SkyDrive folder at the top of the navigation pane whilst still using 'show all folders' and 'automatically expand to folder' settings.

I'm currently hoping that if I uninstall SkyDrive desktop on Windows 8 before I upgrade to the final release version of Windows 8.1, where SkyDrive will be baked-into Win8.1, that will fix it. I am only trying to replicate the behaviour of Win8.1 Preview, which I installed on both my Win8Pro and Win8EnterpriseN machines previously, and both had the built-in SkyDrive folder located at the top of the navigation pane in File Explorer.

A:SkyDrive for Desktop on Win8 and Win8.1 Preview

Hello Lilsting,

SkyDrive is not as integrated in Windows 8 as it is in Windows 8.1.

Do you have Show Favorites checked in your navigation pane settings?
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8
Do you have the SkyDrive desktop app installed in Windows 8? Windows 8.1 doesn't need this.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...l-windows.html
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,
 
We have to reinstall Windows 8.1 several times a week, and on older PC's we find ourselves installing Win8 (original version), then doing tons of updates before getting to the stage where we can download and install Windows 8.1.  We have tried using the 8.1 disk, however it doesn't pickup the Win 8 licence number embedded in the laptop or rejects the the original Win8 OEM licence number.
 
This is costing us loads of time and downloads.
 
Does anyone know a work-around for this?
 
Regards
 
Richard

A:How To Install Win8.1 Without First Installing Win8

Hi Richard I guess this article on HowToGeek should help you with your issue.http://www.howtogeek.com/187525/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-of-windows-8.1-with-a-windows-8-key/You would have to test it on one or two computers however to see if it works for you.

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Hi,

I do not have a Recovery CD from the Acer Recovery Software that you make to reset the pc back to factory default settings.And I then :

1) installed win 8 pro from dvd - and found I could not create a recovery dvd to reset pc back to factory default settings
2) reinstalled win 8 (not pro) which required the win 8 pro dvd to be put into the cd/dvd drive
3) when it was completed,i found that the acer software had all been deleted,and I still could not create the recovery dvd's after installing the acer software as there was message that said that the Hard Drive Configuration Is Not Set To Factory Default, for all options ....to create recovery dvd's or reset etc [as I guess the hdd has the os from the win 8 pro dvd and not the version from the factory.

And when I used the Repair CD
I) there was a message that a system image cannot be found.
Where is the OS that is in the hidden partition [from factory] that can be used to get back to factory settings???
that can be used to reset up win 8 with all the acer software??

I managed to make the repair cd and a copy of the drivers and applications of the acer software but there was no option to create the recovery dvd's as mentioned earlier.

Is there a way to get back to the factory state without sending the pc back to acer??

And now it also wants a key that I don't have,as I now have win 8 installed from a win 8 pro dvd

thanks in advance

A:win8 PRO Back To Win8-No Recovery DVD's

Welcome to EightForums.

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

   Warning
I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.


How to make Acer Recovery disks.
ACER video's.
Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Click here: Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

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Wondering if anyone has done this? I am assuming settings would be lost and such. Can anyone confirm if the settings would be completely lost, or if they would be relocated to "Windows.old" folder?

Thanks!
 

A:installing 32-bit Win8 over 64-bit OS (Win7 or Win8)?

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I used windows 8 normally and has apps like steam/origin/avast/ccleaner etc and I have upgraded to windows 8.1 and the icons are still on my desktop(not incl Avast) and can be run but are not available on the start screen and cannot be found by searching via the start screen.

Extra info: Using StartIsBack

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Hi,

This 64GB internal card was working fine on win8.0 Acer v5, laptop.

Tried four different SD cards, win8.1 could not see any.
I have checked with SFC and DISM no problems.
Hardware Diagnostic tool does not find the SD.
Updated drivers from Acer. No help.
Have Auto Play set to use for everything.
Tried 8GB and 32GB SD cards, nothing.
If I plug the SD cards into a USB adapter they all work fine.

This sucks big time as the SD is my daily back up drive.

Any help?

Thanks

A:SD Card Gone after win8.0 update to win8.1

OK, problem solved. Win8.1 kept seeing the SD card slot and installing the "Standard SD card slot drivers.

Acer's Support for this model V5 showed the card reader as an Alcom or something close to that and I was pretty sure that was wrong. I reinstalled an older backup image of win8 and Device manager showed the SD card reader as Broadcom SD SCSI drivers.

I reinstated the win8.1 in place of the win8 backup and then I went back to the Acer V5 models then looked through until I found a card reader that had Broadcom drivers. Downloaded that and installed and all is well with the world again.

Who was at fault? Beats me, but the card reader is obviously telling win8.1 that it is just a vanilla slot. Acer got it wrong for not listing a Broadcom card reader driver with this model. On many of their models they list two or three different drivers, but for mine there was only one and it was the wrong one for what was actually in the laptop.

The original win8.0 worked fine as the Broadcom drives were installed at the Acer factory.

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