Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Installation of 64 bit

27 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Installation of 64 bit


I just bought a Toshiba R700 i3 processor and 500gb drive.

When I turned on the machine, I was prompted to load either windows professional 32bit or 64bit. Load from where since I didn't seen either system on the HD. Baffles me.

I was told by Toshiba Direct that it would come loaded with the 64bit OS, so I just canceled out and let the system boot up. As it turned out it was loaded with the 32bit OS.

I backed up a mirror image of the system before I did anything else since it didn't come with any OEM CDs.

Appreciate any input,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

It most likely has a hidden partition on it containing your windows install files.
That's how it is typically done on a laptop.

In order to get 64 now you will probably have to start the system recovery process. ... if it hasn't already locked you into a 32 bit setup scenario.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2011   #3


Call Toshiba tech support which is included for one year along with full hardware warranty. They will help you sort this out. Have them also show you how to make Recovery Disks - some manufacturers will mail them free within a certain time period. Request also a Win7 Installation DVD which some will provide if you ask in a certain period of time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional

Thank you both for answering my question. I will call Toshiba-direct for the info.

Great forum,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2011   #5


Please let us know what they respond, to help others.

Let us know if we can help any further.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Installation of 64 bit

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Installation - Computer Shuts Off During Installation
I just bought a new hard drive and a brand new Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disc and I am doing a clean install on the new hard drive. it seems that everything is going normal, but at a random time during the installation, the computer just shuts off. sometimes it doesn't even get to the...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc
I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try...
General Discussion
Win 7 installation error: installation must be on a local driver
Hello, I am experiencing a installation error with my Win 7. The error: installation must be on a local driver. I did a SFC scan, and now attached log file for your reference. thank you in advance.
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing Installation” - I’m at my
Comp Spec CPU – E6600 GPU-ATI 4780 MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0) Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare. First...
Installation & Setup
Help, Big installation problem, 11th time installation fail
Win7 64bit: While I am attempting to install a driver on cd rom, the disc suddenly crashed inside the rom and it also crashed the cd rom, then the OS remains the same so I tried shutting down the PC, but while shutting Down, BSOD suddenly flashed on my screen, I disregarded it, since I think it's...
Installation & Setup
Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation
Hi, all. I've loaded a driver into my Windows 7 Pro x64 installation, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App