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    Default Why cant i install Windows 8 64bit on a Intel Atom N2800?

    Hi all,

    I have a Netbook with an Intel Atom N2800. Intel on there site states the N2800 suport 64Bit but when i install windows 8 64bit I get a message that it is not supported. why?

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    Default Re: Why cant i install Windows 8 64bit on a Intel Atom N2800?

    It's not just the CPU, but the whole system that needs to be 64 Bit capable. The MB and other devices must also support 64 Bit. You should check the Netbook manufacturer for this capability.

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    Default Re: Why cant i install Windows 8 64bit on a Intel Atom N2800?

    A clue might be, "what OS was on the Netbook when you bought it?" (assuming you did buy it)

    My own Netbook, an Acer Aspire ONE, came with windows XP/32 bit on it. The video driver was very proprietary and when I tried to upgrade the OS to Win-7, the video was really BAD.

    So I'd say, with a Netbook, run it with the OS and drivers it came with. Period!
    Just a suggestion.

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    Default Re: Why cant i install Windows 8 64bit on a Intel Atom N2800?

    Hi Joshua,

    Welcome to Windows 8 Forums.

    To run a 64-bit version of Windows, your computer must have a 64-bit-capable processor.

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    Default Re: Why cant i install Windows 8 64bit on a Intel Atom N2800?

    The OP states and I have confirmed the CPU is 64 Bit capable, so it boils down to the system. What netbook do you have?

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    Default Re: Why cant i install Windows 8 64bit on a Intel Atom N2800?

    To run a 64-bit version of Windows, your computer must have a 64-bit-capable processor. To find out if your processor is 64-bit-capable, do the following:

    Open Performance Information and Tools by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Performance Information and Tools.

    Click View and print details.

    In the System section, you can see what type of operating system you're currently running under System type. Under 64-bit capable, you can see whether you can run a 64-bit version of Windows. (If your computer is already running a 64-bit version of Windows, you won't see the 64-bit capable listing.)

    Thanks.

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    Jepoy Sarmiento
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    Default Re: Why cant i install Windows 8 64bit on a Intel Atom N2800?

    why did you install a 64bit win8 to your netbook? it should be 32bit only since it is a netbook. noob

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    Default Re: Why cant i install Windows 8 64bit on a Intel Atom N2800?

    Duh! This is another case of someone posting to a thread that is a year old, with no more posts.
    If the situation has not been settled by now, it's probably not going to be.

    Case Closed!

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