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Windows 7: Need help installing windows 7 (64) on an XP (32) system

09 Feb 2012   #1

home premium 32
 
 
Need help installing windows 7 (64) on an XP (32) system

Hello,

I want to install windows 7 home premium-64 bit on my computer wich is currently running on windows xp-32 bit
I thought i could simply do it by booting from dvd an then do a format and installation of windows 7.
Strangely it does not recognize it as a bootable disc (the disc is recognized on my laptop so the disc should be fine) and when i try to install it by clicking "setup" it says "cannot install a 64 bit version on a 32 bit system" (something like that)

any ideas how to get windows 7 installed?

dont know if you need any specs but here they are:

asrock p67 pro3
i5-2500k
8gb ddr3
sata 2 disc
sata lite-on dvd

thanks in advance for your help

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09 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Are you booting from the disc ? Did you place it in your dvd rom and did you get a message during POST to press any key to boot from dvd ?
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09 Feb 2012   #3

home premium 32
 
 

i tried booting from disc, pressed a key to boot from dvd an then got a message that i needed to insert a bootable disc (or something like that)
then tried that same disc on the laptop to see if it was broken, but that went fine

when i insert old xp disc that also loads fine... so looks like the dvd station is fine. really odd
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09 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Well then, you do not have a bootable disc.
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09 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Your not trying to install it from XP are you?
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09 Feb 2012   #6

home premium 32
 
 

tried that at first, but the i got the message that i could not install 64 bit on a 32 bit system could have seen that one comming of course

so then i changed the boot sequence to dvd first and thought that would be all i needed to do.... but the disc will not setup windows 7, does nothing...
when i put the disc into the laptop if will start the windows 7 installation process just fine , laptop has windows 7 already installed so maybe that has something to do with it?

thx for the replies
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09 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Has nothing to do with it.
What program did you use to create the disc?
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09 Feb 2012   #8

home premium 32
 
 

nero 9
burned on a dvd/rw
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09 Feb 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Confirm ISO or download another. Where did you get Windows 7?

Burn with ImgBurn at 4x speed.
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10 Feb 2012   #10

home premium 32
 
 

burned it again on 2x speed, then all went well

funny, did not exect it would work

thanks all for your input
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