Step 4: Burn the file, if that's the path you chose, to a blank DVD. Click Install Now Accept License Agreement When the option is displayed to select an installation type, click (Custom Advanced) select the disk partition where you would like to install Windows 8 Click Next.
I recently bought a Dell that is eligible for the free Windows 7 upgrade.
However, it came with Vista Home Premium 32-bit preloaded, instead of 64 bit.
You also won't be able to keep any files, settings, or apps when you upgrade from a 32-bit to a 64-bit version.
Workaround: You could go to a computer running a 64 bit version of Windows.
When the installation is complete, you can complete the Out of Box experience such as selecting your laptop, create a username, password, your time zone.
You can then proceed to download the latest updates for Windows and reinstall your applications and drivers.
Or you can perform a clean install: Please refer to Clean Install Windows 8 with Upgrade Media for details.
Here are the big questions around this type of upgrade.
Unlike the retail packaging, you only get the one disc, and much choose between these two platform versions. As someone else posted here: Yes, but you can't do this using Upgrade Assistant.