I have a desktop that has Windows 7 64-bit OS installed on it. I heard about Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro online upgrade offer for $40, so I want to take them up on that. But I also heard a lot of "negative" stuff about Windows 8, so I'm not really ready to take my current Windows 7 and upgrade it to 8. What I was thinking to do is this:
I have my old desktop that came with Windows XP 32-bit OS. It now sits in my garage, but I still have a product key for it. I also got me a brand new SSD drive, so I thought to install Windows XP 32-bit on it and later upgrade it to Windows 8 Pro for $40, like they say in that offer. Then I'll use it for a while and if I like it, I'll transfer all the data from my current Windows 7 installation.
The issue is how to install Windows 8 Pro 64-bit on a Windows XP 32-bit?