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Windows 7: Can't open Windows 7 x64 Mounted Image

21 Nov 2009   #1
ark1227

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 
Can't open Windows 7 x64 Mounted Image

alright so i just finished downloading a copy of windows 7 x64 from the internet and when i mount the image to a virtual drive using PowerISO i get and error.

here is when i try to open it from Computer:

http://img33.imageshack.us/i/error1l.png/

then i tried going into the directory of the mounted image and i got this error:

http://img524.imageshack.us/i/error2f.png/

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and i want to use x64.

Thanks to Anyone that can help!


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21 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The problem is you are attempting to mount the 64 bit installer image using a 32 bit OS.

Burn the ISO to a DVD or load the files to a primary-formatted flash stick and boot to format and install.
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21 Nov 2009   #3
ark1227

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

wut do u mean by primary formatted?

do i have to go onto BIOS or something?
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22 Nov 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Just burn the ISO to a DVD and boot from that, as you can't mount or run a 64 bit installer from 32 bit environment.

You can also create a USB flash stick installer, by plugging it in and formatting it as a primary drive in Disk Management, then extracting the ISO files into its root.
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22 Nov 2009   #5
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Just burn the ISO to a DVD and boot from that, As you can't mount or run a 64 bit installer from 32 bit environment.
Guess that rules me out for 64-bit until I get myself a blank DVD........

ZeshanA
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22 Nov 2009   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ark1227 View Post
wut do u mean by primary formatted?

do i have to go onto BIOS or something?
Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7?Even on a Netbook

I hope that the version of Win7 that you downloaded is a legal one. (Didn't sound like it.) If not, you may find that it contains a trojan horse or worse.
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22 Nov 2009   #7
ark1227

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

lol i dont know what u mean by 'legal' but this is how i got it... incase that affects it

my friend is a member of MSDN and got this copy, then he gave me a copy of the 'image'.
i only want to use that 30-day trial with the 4 times re-arm thingy.
so it technically ALL legal

anyways, i tried this on my other friends computer earlier today and it has 2 errors:
"SPWIZENG.DLL" is corrupt (or something like that)
"autorun.dll" something was wrong with that too

Anyone who can help is much appreciated. THANKS!
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22 Nov 2009   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Again, burn the ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x with Verify.

Or download UltraISO and Write the ISO to a flash stick.

You need to boot from the installer to get around that error, I believe.

Save $1 a day to buy Premium x 1 or family 3 pack for $150 - yours for life.
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28 Nov 2009   #9
ark1227

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

alright so i tried burning at booting from it. i burned it with PowerISO v4.6 at 4x with verify, like u said.
now i get an error that says that there are no drivers to load (or something like that). it tells me to browse for drivers but it expects me browse for a folder.. sorry i cannot get a screenshot because it is from boot. please give me another option. THANKS!
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28 Nov 2009   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

We need a more specific error message to know what driver you need.

Here are drivers for Windows 7 for your model: HP Compaq 6730s Notebook PC- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

Look in System Information for your BIOS version and make sure you have the latest one from that downloads page.
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