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I was wondering before i invest this amount of money, if, when you download or buy windows 8 pro, does it come in 64 bit? Or 32 bit? Or does it come with a feature that picks either 64 bit or 32 bit when you install it?
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If you are not buying an OEM version then it will be available in both 64 and 32 bit downloads. You will be able to use either with the same retail license. You will have to pick the specific image to download (or use the specific disk if purchased in the store) for the version you wish to apply.
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Im planning on downloading it, or if i have the money getting the copy direct from microsoft.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy

It doesn't say anywhere if it is 32 or 64, and due to a compatibility issue with 32 bit, that just isn't acceptable.
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Originally Posted by Silvercast View Post

Im planning on downloading it, or if i have the money getting the copy direct from microsoft.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy
It doesn't say anywhere if it is 32 or 64, and due to a compatibility issue with 32 bit, that just isn't acceptable.

The reason it doesn't say is because you are buying a retail license. This includes BOTH the 64-bit and 32-bit versions as I stated above. Not to mention that most consumers couldn't do anything with that information. But that is how retail copies have been since Vista. A single retail copy of any version contains copies of both 64 and 32 bit version disks. If you buy it online this will mean they give you two downloads. One for each version.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Silvercast View Post

Im planning on downloading it, or if i have the money getting the copy direct from microsoft.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy
It doesn't say anywhere if it is 32 or 64, and due to a compatibility issue with 32 bit, that just isn't acceptable.

If you have a 64 bit compatible system it will automatically install the 64- bit version and vice versa.
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