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Windows 7: x64 CPU Check

04 Oct 2012   #11
sparks79

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thank you PRoXimOn and all those who provided Input.
Proximon was right, For Situations where I have a PC in my workshop, that cannot Boot and has to be Reinstalled, this When I need to Find out if it is 64 bit compatible.
And Yes I know I could Use Barts CD to tell me what I want to know, But it would be better if I had a Simple little program that can be slipstream into my windows cd for this.
This would Cut waisted time.
I could Start a windows installation, either from a DVD Or a Flash Drive, and just where it asks you for the Location your in, I could Simply Use Shift F10, shell out to a command prompt, Run my x64 check program.
From there I can confidently decide weather to install x32 or x64 windows 7 ultimate.


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04 Oct 2012   #12
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Really, you could just find out what the CPU is, and Google it. While it may not be what you wanted, it seems like the only way you can do what you want to accomplish.
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04 Oct 2012   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree. You still don't need a utility for that. All you need to know is the processor, and then perhaps the amount of installed memory can be a secondary consideration. Either way, the processor info is all you need.

We've asked for that info several times, and could have easily provided an answer. Many of us do support for a living, professionally, and for family and friends. We're trying to simplify things and get you right to the answer. In the time it would take you to boot to a disc and run a utility, you'd already have your answer from a Google search.
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04 Oct 2012   #14
sparks79

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I agree. You still don't need a utility for that. All you need to know is the processor, and then perhaps the amount of installed memory can be a secondary consideration. Either way, the processor info is all you need.

We've asked for that info several times, and could have easily provided an answer. Many of us do support for a living, professionally, and for family and friends. We're trying to simplify things and get you right to the answer. In the time it would take you to boot to a disc and run a utility, you'd already have your answer from a Google search.
That's all good, but how about this senario, I go to a customers house ( Service Call ) and his pc is trashed, so I can't get on the net and google.
Plus Finding out what cpu it is is not easy, you have to remove the cooling fan.
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04 Oct 2012   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If the PC isn't booting into the BIOS, you have bigger issues to worry about besides which OS platform is installed. If the PC is old enough to not have an x64 compatible processor, you likely aren't going to be considering it as an option anyway.

On top of that, if you are going to someone's house for a service call, you will have your own laptop, tablet, or smartphone to get online anyway. So few processor don't support x64 right now that you'd know off the top of your head whether or not x64 was a possibility.

Even more so, if the PC doesn't have 4 GB of memory, and is old enough to even be in question, then x64 isn't the best option to be considering.

So, as we've been trying to tell you, you don't need a bootable utility. If the PC would boot far enough to run any kind of software, you will already have your answer.
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04 Oct 2012   #16
Proximon

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
 
 

That is what I was hinting at in my last post also. If the system is from that era where it's not clear what the CPU supports, it's probably not appropriate to install Win 7 on it at all. There may be exceptions to the rule, but installing Win 7 on old hardware just because you can is not a good practice because you have not researched driver support. You risk an angry customer with a machine that locks or errors constantly after you "fixed" it.
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04 Oct 2012   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I got it. If the computer is in the customers home and is in question about x64 because of age and are unable to get into the bios, take it to the shop and investigate. Better yet sell them a new computer that for sure will handle Windows 7/64.
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04 Oct 2012   #18
sparks79

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thank you All for your thoughts and input.
I will be taking a closer look at any systems from now on.
I'll be leaving this discussion now, thanks All once again
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