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Windows 7: upgrade from xp 32 to win7 64 with dvd

05 Feb 2011   #11
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello BrutalLogiC, welcome to Seven Forums!
Just as a test, what happens if you insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive while in XP, does it do anything?
when i insert it the green light on the drive comes on for awhile but no autoplay actually works, nothing loads and nothing is recognized on 'my computer'

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
This dvd was burnt by you from an iso? Or its a pre-manufactured, labelled one?
Also check if theres a firmware update for that drive.
I bought it off the website software4students, so 'pre-manufactured' i guess?

do you mean check if there is a firmware update for the dvd drive?


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05 Feb 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrutalLogiC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello BrutalLogiC, welcome to Seven Forums!
Just as a test, what happens if you insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive while in XP, does it do anything?
when i insert it the green light on the drive comes on for awhile but no autoplay actually works, nothing loads and nothing is recognized on 'my computer'

This tells you the disk/burn is bad.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2011   #13
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrutalLogiC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello BrutalLogiC, welcome to Seven Forums!
Just as a test, what happens if you insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive while in XP, does it do anything?
when i insert it the green light on the drive comes on for awhile but no autoplay actually works, nothing loads and nothing is recognized on 'my computer'

This tells you the disk/burn is bad.
I guess I should try on another PC then and if it doesn't work send it back?
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05 Feb 2011   #14
Bill2

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

Wait wait wait, you're not the first guy to get that digitalriver thing wrong. Dont try to burn any more disks, go to this page and download the one you ordered. MS released these isos after that snafu.

Download Windows 7 ISO

Then just the key you got with the mail.
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05 Feb 2011   #15
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

not sure what digitalriver is? are they affiliated with software4students?

I am downloading 64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO, once that is complete I think I am supposed to use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool?
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05 Feb 2011   #16
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrutalLogiC View Post
not sure what digitalriver is? are they affiliated with software4students?

I am downloading 64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO, once that is complete I think I am supposed to use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool?
The isos are the same offered to students. All you need to do is burn that iso to dvd using Imgburn or nero or whatever you use.
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05 Feb 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrutalLogiC View Post
not sure what digitalriver is? are they affiliated with software4students?

I am downloading 64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO, once that is complete I think I am supposed to use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool?
The isos are the same offered to students. All you need to do is burn that iso to dvd using Imgburn or nero or whatever you use.

Use this at only 4x speed with a verify, it never fails with a good ISO, at the link below.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
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05 Feb 2011   #18
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

To help you fully understand the procedure that Yowanvista gave you,

Read this.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
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05 Feb 2011   #19
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

I used the win7 usb/dvd download tool instead of nero or imgburn - I think it's the same thing?

i don't have a blank cd/dvd so trying to use a flashdrive

I selected the .iso file I downloaded from
Download Windows 7 ISO
(64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO)

and put in a blank usb device so now I see the setup.exe file for win7 on the usb device

unfortunately I can't run it because I have winxp 32, i get a message saying "setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application"

I figured this meant I just needed to load it from boot menu so i selected "removable device" as the #1 boot option but when my pc boots up the usb device flashes but then pc just boots up xp as normal and i dont get an option to install win7
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05 Feb 2011   #20
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
To help you fully understand the procedure that Yowanvista gave you,

Read this.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
it tells me (in step 3, win7 installation)
  1. Insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then turn off your computer.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

I am not prompted
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