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Can you use/install windows 8 32-bit from a disk onto a laptop without an operating system already installed

I am buying a new laptop and its more expensive to have it with an operating system already installed. But i have a windows 8 installation disc at home, so it would be better for me if i could install ...
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1answer
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How can I tell if I will benefit from an upgrade?

I have a Dell Latitude E6320 with 2GB of DDR3 RAM running Windows 7 (32-bit). I plan on buying 4 more GB of RAM (for a total of 6GB) and then replacing Windows 7 32-bit for Ubuntu 64-bit (if ...
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Is there a significant limitation on useable software on a 64-bit Windows machine?

I have a 32-bit laptop that I've had for like two years. I'm getting a new one now, and I'm now noticing that lots of laptops come with Windows 7 64-bit. I've always heard that it's harder to find ...
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Is my install 32 or 64bit?

I'm trying to find out if my Ubuntu install is 32 or 64bit. The best I can find is "i686" does this mean its 32 bit? Whats the correct way of finding out if the Ubuntu installed on my laptop is 32 ...
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1answer
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Is Lenovo Z560 32-bit or 64-bit?

Is Lenovo Z560 (59-048876) 32-bit or 64-bit? I could only find that it has Win7 Home Premium. Processor: Intel Core i5 460M Speed: 2.53 GHZ RAM: 4 GB HDD: 500 GB Screen: 15.6"
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Entire USB system stops responding

After losing no small amount of work from this, I'm somewhat aggravated. I'm on Vista Business 32-bit on a Toshiba P300-011 business laptop, and occasionally all my USB ports stop responding, and ...
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Can I install 64-bit OS on my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop?

My Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop features the Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200 processor. When I bought it, it came preinstalled with Windows Vista Home Basic, 32-bit. I'm considering upgrading it to Windows ...