- 70 months ago
Okay so here's my question,
I have the product key and downloadable .iso file for Windows 7 (32 bit) I want to have a 64 bit operating system to take advantage of new computers hardware and such. I'm going to be building the computer and obviously need an operating system.
Is my best bet to install my copy of Window 7 (32 bit), then purchase the 64 bit version of Windows 8.1 on a 64 bit computer I have access to?
Orrrr can I go ahead and buy the Windows 8.1 (64 bit) upgrade on a 64 bit computer and use THAT .iso to boot my computer once it's built? This would be nice as I could skip the step of having to install Windows 7 first.
If my wording is poor or you need more explanation please let me know, I'm pretty confused about the whole process.
Thanks for the help.