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Windows 7: Very weird problem 64 & 32 bit

13 Jun 2009   #1
Shevron

Windows Vista
 
 
Very weird problem 64 & 32 bit

Apologies if this is the wrong section on which to start this thread. Still new to this forum and just joined out of desperation.

I decided to give a try at Windows 7. Looked up Microsoft W7 site, and downloaded the 64-bit version.

I'm VERY sure that I downloaded the x64, as the filename says:

7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_en_dvd.iso

(I checked the 32-bit filename to make sure, which says x86, so very sure)

Installed without a hitch, and upon first bootup, I proceeded to install my newly downloaded 64-bit drivers (nForce, nVIDIA Forceware etc..) and to my surprise it reported that I'm not running the 64-bit OS.

I checked system properties, and it reports:

System Type: 32-bit Operating System

I reapplied for another CD-Key to make sure that I was using 64, and reinstalled from scratch (3 times)

Windows 7 still reporting 32-bit. I have looked all over the net looking for someone with the same issue, but I simply cannot find anyone complaning about it.


CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q9550
M/B: Asus Striker II Extreme

(so yeah, pretty sure my system IS 64-bit)

Anyone has any ideas? This thing is driving me nuts as it's not making any sense, unless Microsoft screwed up the versions on download page.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2009   #2
Shevron

Windows Vista
 
 

This Dxdiag might help prove my point:
------------------
System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 6/13/2009, 12:47:50
Machine name: STACKER
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7000) (7000.winmain_win7beta.081212-1400)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1962MB used, 4476MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7000.0000 32bit Unicode
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2009   #3
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Welcome to 7forums Shevron,
You have the wrong iso, whats the filesize of your iso? can you post the link to the iso your downloading.

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2009   #4
Shevron

Windows Vista
 
 

Exact size is 3,270,828,032 bytes

Can't give you the link since I'm downloading it directly from the Microsoft Windows 7 RC Page, so it's all hidden inside Java download managers and stuff.

Best I can give you is http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/do...n7-rc-64/enus/

Dunno if it works.

And thanks for the reply!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2009   #5
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes your right something not right here...

Size of my iso downloaded from MS is: 3,270,828,032 bytes (which is the same)

7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_en_dvd

Strange indeed!!

Did you ever knowingly download the 32bit version and burn it to DVD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2009   #6
Shevron

Windows Vista
 
 

Nah ... today it's the first time I ever touched Win7.

I'm very very sure it's the 64 bit version i downloaded, however I'm noticing something strange.

First, it's always referring to itself as Beta, instead of RC.

And it's Copyrighted Microsoft 2008 not 2009. Smells like an old build named as a new one to me. Could you verify what's your dated in system properties?

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2009   #7
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi Shevron, you have the wrong iso, may i make a suggestion.....

Theres a newer version of windows 7 if your intrested, discussed here.

Maybe download 7229 64bit version and try again?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2009   #8
Shevron

Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks all for the help. Downloading 7229 as we speak
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2009   #9
Shevron

Windows Vista
 
 

Build 7229 solved the problem.

Thanks for the feedback!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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