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How to ensure I am downloading a 64-bit ISO?

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#1 TCSNinc


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Posted 08 August 2015 - 02:04 AM

1. Original key Windows XP 32-bit


2. Upgraded to 8 taking advantage of promotion at time

since a 32-bit version was already installed I was provided with only a 32-bit

version of 8 via download


3. Friend lent me his 64-bit 8 and I reinstalled using a MS issued generic key

with my authentic key active


4. Am currently running a 64-bit 8.1


5. I am downloading Windows 10 using the Windows logo icon in taskbar


6. Previously I was trying to use a different, independent, MS tool which allows you to specifically select

32, 64 or both but that tool was taking far too long to download.


How can I be sure that the ISO I have downloaded and will install from will install the 64-bit version

of Windows 10?


Thanks in advance

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 11:03 AM

Hi TCSNinc :)

You cannot upgrade version of Windows and change architecture (32-bit and 64-bit) at the same time. This requires a clean installation of Windows. Therefore, if you are on Windows 64-bit, you'll be upgraded to Windows 10 64-bit. If you are on Windows 32-bit, you'll be upgraded to Windows 10 32-bit.

Simple as that.

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