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Windows 8 Pro upgrade: how to switch from 32-bit to 64-bit

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phl6halFlag for Australia asked on
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I have Windows 8 Pro 32-bit in a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 Pro.  Win8 was upgrade (DVD) from XP.  At the time of upgrading I tried to install the 64-bit Win8 but the installer refused because my XP was 32-bit.  I setted for 32-bit at the time.

Is there any way I can change to 64-bit (using the upgrade DVD) to move to a 64-bit path for Win8<.1>?


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