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Windows 7: Cant boot from cd, or flash drive windows 7 installation after restart


05 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Cant boot from cd, or flash drive windows 7 installation after restart

Hello, im currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on my laptop.

I wanna install windows 7 home premium 64bit in clean install, i have 2 installation DVDs of win 7 home 64bit, one is older, another is lil newer build (more updates in it), but none of them want boot up after laptop restarts. I also did try make bootable flash drive following all the rules, it also wont boot up from flash drive. I checked BIOS settings, i managed to boot from DVD, USB in force, still no luck. Maybe its something wrong with the DVD? files on the installation disk looks like this:



To bad i cant run setup.exe cause im running 32bit OS.

I wanna switch to 64bit cause im thinking my system will work faster in that way, maybe im wrong?

CPU: Intel T6600 Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz
RAM: 3GB DDR2
Video: ATI Radeon HD 4570 512vram
320GB HDD


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05 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) I've run both 64 bit and 32 bit Windows 7 on a 3 gb system similar to yours and have not experienced any speed increase in 64 bit. 64 bit windows lets you take advantage of memory greater than 4 gb in case you have it, thats all.

2) You said one dvd is a newer build so I presume these are home made dvds, perhaps with updates slipstreamed? Its possible theres something wrong with them. You can try using the original dvd to install 64 bit.
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05 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

But i have heard that 64 bit its not only about more rams, but it also does like some better cache to rams of apps that u run, so it gives better performance?
take a look here, starting from 1:00 YouTube - 32 Bit vs 64 Bit
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05 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Am on a slow connection, cant open that video. But heres an excellent thread on the subject:

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...omparison.html
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05 Dec 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

With 3GB of RAM I would stay with the 32bit version.

64bit will help if you have at least 4GB of RAM.


Bill2 is right about the CD's. They are most likely bad or corrupt.

Mike
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05 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Oh, ty, then i might will just downgrade to home premium 32 bit anyway, i kinda feel like ultimate uses more ram or something... and i dont need any of ultimate features.
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