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How To Change Operating System From 64 Bit To 32 Bit?

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How To Change Operating System From 64 Bit To 32 Bit?

Unread postby milestone5077 » September 17th, 2016, 8:19 am

Hello All. I am a new user here and have seen couple discussion threads and highly appreciate them. I use Windows 8.1 on 64-Bit operating system. But I want to run it on 32-Bit system. Is it possible to change the operating system? Any idea will be highly appreciated.
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Re: How To Change Operating System From 64 Bit To 32 Bit?

Unread postby Jeremy_C » September 17th, 2016, 11:05 am


I'm not an expert in this area, however, I believe the only way this can be accomplished is with a re-install of the operating system. I don't think there is a way to legitimately "downgrade" your version. I may be wrong...

But before pursuing that too far, may I inquire about your wish to do so?

There may be another solution if you have a specific issue in mind.

Or, perhaps you just really like 32 Bit systems, in which case I'll try to help you with that if I can. If I cannot, then most likely one of the staff members or one of the more knowledgeable members here will be able to offer guidance.
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Re: How To Change Operating System From 64 Bit To 32 Bit?

Unread postby Gary R » September 17th, 2016, 11:53 am

As far as I'm aware, to install a Windows 8.1 operating system on a 32 bit system, you will need the appropriate 32 bit installation media for Windows 8.1, you cannot use a 64 bit installer on 32 bit hardware.

For any installation, you will need the appropriate activation key.

See also ... https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/softwar ... d/windows8 .... and/or .... http://windowsiso.net/windows-8-1-iso/w ... -standard/
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