Currently, I'm using the 32bit version of windows 7, and for reasons i have to install the 64bit version. Apparently that's easier said than done.
I have a MSI gx723 laptop, with windows 7 home premium edition, and therefore no CD. When i tried to reinstall windows by using the integrated tool, an error occurred. I couldn't use the tool. I don't know why. Therefore i used the MSI restoring function, by pressing F3 while booting. This erases all information on the partition windows 7 is stored on, while it afterwards gets reinstalled. This wouldn't be a problem, if it wasn't for the fact that i can't choose custom installation. Somehow, after accepting the license terms, I'm only allowed to choose windows update settings, network settings etc.
Besides that, I'm dual booting with XP, which is stored on another partition, that isn't involved in the deletion process.
Can i simply not choose anything but 32bit, due to the fact that I don't have the CD? This would be odd, especially because MSI are pro 64bit, as far as i know.
Is it because another OS(XP) is already installed on another partition?
Would it be different if i formatted the partition?
If nothing else would world, is it then possible to somehow download it from somewhere, and then use my key?