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Windows 7: Changing from 32 to 64

08 Jul 2009   #1
tlthompson

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 
Changing from 32 to 64

I have Build 7100 for 32 bit installed. I have upgraded my processor to 64 bit. I downloaded the 64 bit RC, but when I try to install directly I get the error message "this is not 32 operation." I burned the file as a bootable disc, using Power ISO, but nothing happens when I boot.

Any recommendations on how to get the OS running as a 64 would be great.

Thanks


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08 Jul 2009   #2
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

When you download the 64-bit RC, you should have gotten an ISO file. Burn that ISO file directly to a DVD - that will create your bootable disk for you. No need to use anything like Power ISO - the Win7 burn utility will do nicely. All you have to do is right-click on the ISO file. The first option is to burn the file (assuming you don't have other disk burning utilities installed - then all bets are off ). BAM! Done!
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08 Jul 2009   #3
tlthompson

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

I uninstalled Power ISO, because every time I right clicked on the download, it would load into the ISO program. When I right click on the program now, there's no option to burn.
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08 Jul 2009   #4
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Shift-Right-Click, Open with... and "Windows Disc Image Burner" should be listed.
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08 Jul 2009   #5
tlthompson

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Nope, All I've got is "Open". Followed with "Windows doesn't know what kind of file..."
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08 Jul 2009   #6
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Working from memory here - I think this will work
  • Place blank DVD in your burner
  • In Windows Explorer, drag your ISO file to the DVD drive
  • R-click on the DVD drive - should have the burn option in the context menu
  • Select the option to burn the disk
If that doesn't work, a little google research might be in order. Here's a link to get you started --> Burn a CD or DVD - Windows Vista Help
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08 Jul 2009   #7
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlthompson View Post
Nope, All I've got is "Open". Followed with "Windows doesn't know what kind of file..."
Run the below command

ISOBURN %FullPathToDiscImage%


i.e. isoburn "G:\TEMP\en_visual_studio_2008_service_pack_1_x86_x64wow_dvd_x15-12962.iso"
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08 Jul 2009   #8
tlthompson

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Both options burnt discs. After I (hopefully) install, I'll return to post results.
Thanks
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08 Jul 2009   #9
tlthompson

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

The first option by srq yielded a disk that wouldn't boot. The second by mikinho worked great. Did a clean install and am now running on 64. Thanks for your help.
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08 Jul 2009   #10
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlthompson View Post
The first option by srq yielded a disk that wouldn't boot. The second by mikinho worked great. Did a clean install and am now running on 64. Thanks for your help.
Glad I could help.

btw, ImgBurn (The Official ImgBurn Website) is a free alternative that would have worked. I'm a minimalist but ImgBurn is invaluable for when the built-in programs fail. As long as it stays bloat-free it will always have a place on my primary system.
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