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Windows 7: Clean Install of Window 7 64bit from 32bit Vista

08 Mar 2011   #11


32bit Win7 should run fine with 2gb RAM.

I'm using an old HP laptop now with 1gb RAM + Celeron which never hangs while heavy multi-tasking.

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08 Mar 2011   #12

Win7 Ultimate x64

If you say so, gregrocker, than I am happy for you . Really. But my experience is that both Vista and Win7 Ultimate perform better with at least 4GB RAM.
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09 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

one last thing, I get the upgrade from a download (free from my school) and burning windows 7 upgrade files to a DVD, is the clean install still possible??
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09 Mar 2011   #14


You need an ISO image file to burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Just burning the files to a DVD will not make it bootable, which you need to wipe the HD, partition and format before install.

Check to see if you have an ISO file and if not download one from your source.

Here are tips to get a purrfect clean reinstall of factory OEM - use the ones which apply: re-install windows 7

Remember that to install Upgrade version to a cleaned HD you'll have to leave the key blank during install, then afterwards do the quick registry workaround here to activate at Computer>Properties link: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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09 Mar 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This worked great for me!
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17 Mar 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Everything worked out great Thanks guys!!
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17 Mar 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CGOWAddict View Post
Everything worked out great Thanks guys!!

Good for you and thanks for the update.
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