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Windows 7: Windows 7 64bit installation woes

19 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Windows 7 64bit installation woes

As the title states, I'm having a little bit of a problem installing Windows 7 64bit.

I'm attempting to dual boot my computer with both 32bit (the current version I'm running) and 64bit Windows 7.

I've downloaded my .iso from DigitalRiver's Microsoft Student Deal and have tried burning it onto dvd. So far I've only succeeded in making 5 shiney frisbees, as each disk refuses to boot. It started off with it simply not acknowledging the dvd as bootable; the computer would ignore it and continue to boot into 32bit Windows. There has been limited success as I've managed to get it to recognise the disks as bootable, but it's complaining that the checksums do not match. I don't know if it is of note, but it takes an awfully long time for the 'press any key to boot from cd/dvd' line to show after the 'verifying dmi pool data' line.

I have verified the iso and it's showing up as uncorrupted.

Please, can somebody help me out with this?

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19 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

What software are you using to burn the DVD with? Give ImgBurn a try and burn at 4X, no faster.
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19 Sep 2010   #3

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

What program are you useing to create the ISO?
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19 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Wrangler249 i suggest that you first try the disc on a diffrent computer, so you can verify if the disc really broken & isn't able to boot with, and if it isn't then change the software,
and hopefully it will work better with another program

hope it helps

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19 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

What is the purpose of having a dual boot with Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit? That seems like a wasted effort. Can someone tell me what I am missing?
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20 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Wrangler249, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it is a help in some of these situations.
Be sure to post back with any questions you may have and to keep us updated.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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