IF, you are putting Win8 Upgrade on a 32-bit machine, download the Upgrade w/ that machine or another x86 machine.
IF, you are putting it on a 64-bit machine use that machine or another x64 machine to DL.
I'm sure you see the point/message here. IF, you DL it on a 64-bit machine & then, go to install on a x86 machine you will receive a compatibility error.
And, certainly, you are not going, even consider bothering to put a 32-bit OS on a 64-bit machine.
Last edited by Drew; 10-29-2012 at 03:14 AM.
Yes, apparently, I needed to have included some words about the 4G RAM for X64. Guess, I should not have taken that as obvious. Certainly, can run a 32 OS on 64 H/W even w/ less than 4G RAM. OR even 64, for that matter. 64 does NEED 4G, just will take advantage of it if it is there.
There have been some comments about an option during a download to choose the other bit version, during the purchase verification process, I believe. I don't remember seeing it, but it might be there.