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 Windows 7 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.