An organization has purchased a custom application for the sales staff that can only be installed on a 64-bit Windows operating system. Each member of the sales staff has a Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. What must the IT department do in order to install and run the application on the sales staff computers?
- Downgrade the 32-bit Windows 8.1 to 64-bit Windows 7.
- Upgrade the 32-bit Windows 8.1 to 64-bit Windows 10.
- Perform a clean installation of 64-bit Windows 10.
- Download and install 64-bit hardware drivers in the current OS.
A 32-bit OS cannot be upgraded to a 64-bit OS. In this case a clean install of Windows 64-bit would be the only option because the application requires a 64-bit Windows environment to work.