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Windows 7: Win7x86/Win7x64 Install

25 May 2009   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64
Win7x86/Win7x64 Install

Trying to Install x64 on a Second Partion after runnin' x86 for the last week or so...

Shrunk Drive C and Formatted/Named Drive Z...

Restart Comp with Disk in Drive and get black screen with...



Select CD-Rom Boot Type...

Gives no Info after Numbers, figured one in Upgrade and other is custom (?)... Any ideas...????

I know pressing 2 gives me...

Non System Disk or Disk Error
Replace and press any key to continue...

Then it Boots Win7x86 after doing so...

What am I missing here...???

I have Two x64 Disks Burned right now... One thru Windows own ISO Imaging, and the other thru CDBurnerXP which is how I burned my Win7x86 Disk I'm running on now... Both do it, so I'm guessing it's not a Disk Error from that end...

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25 May 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Had the same problem. Booted into Vista then ran the the setup for Win 7 7100 64 bit though Vista. It worked great this way. Can't see any reason why it wouldn't work though Win 7.
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25 May 2009   #3

Win7 Home Premium x64

That thought had crossed my mind, but was worried it'd dump everything I'd done so far to date...

I know Little to Nothing about Computers, and have been learning on the Fly thru the Olde School Method of Trial and Error... Break It and Fix It...
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25 May 2009   #4

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Uhmm.. not sure if its me, but arent the lower end of the alphabet drive names, usually kept for networks? i thought it wouldnt let u make a partition for Z Drive..

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26 May 2009   #5

Win7 Home Premium x64

OK... Trying the Set Up from Windows 7 won't get it... Won't run the x64 Set Up in x86, no real surprise there... Anyone else have a Clue what the 1 & 2 are meant to be representing on the Black Screen...???

My other Thought was it wants the Partition Selected, but getting that Error, I'm not sure...
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26 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

I've seen that screen also.
I think I just selected 1. and the install went on.
Not sure what the 1 & 2 mean, but I don't think it makes a difference.
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