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I'm gutted they removed "Backup and Restore" mad.gif
But what can you do rolleyes.gif

Also, who was it that said they downloaded 32bit W8, but wanted 64bit headscratch.gif
Because I worked out how to get both smile.gif
It was probably me, on my upgrade. I have the builder edition in 64 but I want sure if I could use it to upgrade a second machine with the 32 bit upgrade license, if that makes sense. In other words, I bought builder's for a new machine, 64 bit, and have that disk. I also bought an upgrade direct from MS, but on a 32 bit system and so that's what it upgraded to, 32 bit, and I want 64 bit on it.

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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post

I'm gutted they removed "Backup and Restore" mad.gif
But what can you do rolleyes.gif

Also, who was it that said they downloaded 32bit W8, but wanted 64bit headscratch.gif
Because I worked out how to get both smile.gif
It was probably me, on my upgrade. I have the builder edition in 64 but I want sure if I could use it to upgrade a second machine with the 32 bit upgrade license, if that makes sense. In other words, I bought builder's for a new machine, 64 bit, and have that disk. I also bought an upgrade direct from MS, but on a 32 bit system and so that's what it upgraded to, 32 bit, and I want 64 bit on it.

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Cool smile.gif

I managed to download both the 64bit and 32bit upgrade versions!

You just have to open the E-Mail M$ sent you, and click the link using a machine that is running the right ??bit OS smile.gif
And as I wanted 32bit, I just clicked the link using my net-book running Windows 7 32bit thumb.gif



Once you click that link, the download starts. Then at the end, you can choose to make an .iso

So, now I have both 64 and 32bit Windows 8 coolsmiley.png
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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post

I'm gutted they removed "Backup and Restore" mad.gif
But what can you do rolleyes.gif

Also, who was it that said they downloaded 32bit W8, but wanted 64bit headscratch.gif
Because I worked out how to get both smile.gif
Really? I hate Windows backup and restore lol.
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Really? I hate Windows backup and restore lol.

I just liked the fact it was there already, and easy to use smile.gif
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I just liked the fact it was there already, and easy to use possible to use quickly in a bind. smile.gif

Pretty sure that's what most users feel regarding most of the windows features in any version tongue.gif
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I just finished purchasing win 8 pro and its currently downloading. I'm currently on win 7 and I have no complaints however I'd like to try the new O/S and I'm aware of all the positive and negative press. My feelings on the matter - I'd like to find out for myself on my own accord versus having somebody else decide for me.

Plus it was only $40. HAHA!
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I just finished purchasing win 8 pro and its currently downloading. I'm currently on win 7 and I have no complaints however I'd like to try the new O/S and I'm aware of all the positive and negative press. My feelings on the matter - I'd like to find out for myself on my own accord versus having somebody else decide for me.
Plus it was only $40. HAHA!
Just curious, did you try the consumer preview first for free? If not, I hope you have some patience and an open mind. You've already read a ton of opinions I'm sure, but going in blind is a brave thing. I personally like it and hope you give it some time before you get mad at it.
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Just curious, did you try the consumer preview first for free? If not, I hope you have some patience and an open mind. You've already read a ton of opinions I'm sure, but going in blind is a brave thing. I personally like it and hope you give it some time before you get mad at it.

I did not try anything first for free and I've had zero hands on with windows 8. I've been fiddling around with it on my pc for about an hour now and I'm figuring things out but so far I don't understand where all the negativity stems from, sure its different but not in a bad way. Windows key brings up the much maligned metro UI and tap it again and metro is gone and im staring at my normal desktop with my icons and wallpaper but that seems redundant as I've figured out that I can just put whatever I want on the metro window and use that to launch whatever.

All my files and such are here so far and Im currently still using chrome as my browser although I'll be giving IE 8 a shot.
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I talked my grandmother into a surface. We will see how that goes.
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I considered a surface however I'm holding out to determine how the models with windows 8 pro turn out.
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