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Windows 7: How Can I Clean Install Win 7 64bit On My System?


04 Aug 2009   #1

win 7
 
 
How Can I Clean Install Win 7 64bit On My System?

I've got a single hard drive with WIN 7 32 bit RC already installed and operating OK on my emachine T6414 AMD 64 bit 3200+ desktop with plenty of memory.

I want to replace it with WIN 7 64 bit RC clean install (not dual boot).

I inserted the 64 bit DVD WIN 7 install ISO disk in my DVD and either it will boot me into by 32 bit system, or it gives me options to repair it. But, no options to overwrite/clean install to replace the current 32 bit OS.

If I fully boot into the 32 bit edition and try to open setup.exe on the 64 bit DVD it sees a 32 bit system and will not open the 64 bit install program.

How can I clean install the 64 bit OS over the current 32 bit OS?

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04 Aug 2009   #2

 

If you provide your system specs, it would be easy to tell you how to bring up the pre-boot menu and select the DVD drive as the boot drive.
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04 Aug 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
I've got a single hard drive with WIN 7 32 bit RC already installed and operating OK on my emachine T6414 AMD 64 bit 3200+ desktop with plenty of memory.

I want to replace it with WIN 7 64 bit RC clean install (not dual boot).

I inserted the 64 bit DVD WIN 7 install ISO disk in my DVD and either it will boot me into by 32 bit system, or it gives me options to repair it. But, no options to overwrite/clean install to replace the current 32 bit OS.

If I fully boot into the 32 bit edition and try to open setup.exe on the 64 bit DVD it sees a 32 bit system and will not open the 64 bit install program.

How can I clean install the 64 bit OS over the current 32 bit OS?
poolm

You need to force the boot from the dvd player either change the order in bios or hit the setup key (varies by make/model) which is sometimes f-2. thats all there is to it.
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04 Aug 2009   #4

win 7
 
 
Problem Solved

I got my DVD to force boot this time by pressing F10, then when it asked if I wanted to boot from the DVD to" hit any key", I quickly hit F10 again and it worked!! My BIOS had the DVD as the 1st boot device on both attempts.

Last time I tried it, I hit ENTER rather than F10 a second time, and I did it rather slowly, so maybe it just booted into the 32 bit WIN 7 because I was either too slow or it wanted a second F10 confirm. I can't tell which, but I'm writing this from the 64 bit WIN 7 now .

Thanks for you help!!
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16 Sep 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

BruhthaKuga

Hi and welcome

You should probably start a new thread in this thread because very few ppl will look into a solved thread. when you do could you give us some more details about the kind of problems you are having

Ken
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17 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Sytem specs in under use cp would also be benificial . Thanks and welcome to seven forums.
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18 Sep 2009   #7
Edd

Vista Ultimate 32
 
 

Hi,

I too want to do a clean install of the 64 bit OS, but over my current Visa 32.

I have a RAID 0 setup, so I have two questions: Does the Win 7 64 setup deal with the disc reformatting (looks like it does from the posts I've read) and will it then reconfigure the RAID setup?

Many thanks in advance

Edd
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18 Sep 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You will have to do a clean install in order to go to the 64bit version ... providing you can run the x64 version. The setup program will not be able to configure your RAID, you will need to do that on your own...

Welcome to SevenForums
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18 Sep 2009   #9
Edd

Vista Ultimate 32
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

When you say, "providing you can run the x64 version", would you anticipate issues?

Apologies if my questions are a bit basic!

Cheers

Edd
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18 Sep 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Edd View Post
Thanks for the reply.

When you say, "providing you can run the x64 version", would you anticipate issues?

Apologies if my questions are a bit basic!

Cheers

Edd

I cant tell until you fill in your system specs...
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