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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installing 32-bit on my Dell Lattitude E4300

03 Mar 2012   #11
RPSuede

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Greg - I burned the iso and installed it on my Latitude and it is now showing a 64-bit operating system on the system page with all 8GB or ram. The DVD I bought says it is a "Reinstallation DVD Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit" The product key that came with the DVD worked fine with the iso DVD I burned. Thanks for your help. @Culberti - After getting Greg's advice I went with it so I can't give you a screenshot of the C: drive with the Dell Branded DVD. I can give you a screenshot of the DVD folder/file structure if you want. I can also give you a scanned image of the top of the DVD itself if you would like.


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03 Mar 2012   #12
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, not necessary - good to hear you have working media!
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03 Mar 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Does the Product ID string at Computer>Properties have "OEM" in the middle of it? This means the Reinstallation DVD which Dell sold you is OEM version now tied to that mobo. Hopefully you got a price break for that.

If not it must either be full version or Upgrade which could migrate to another machine in the future - it doesn't say either on the DVD?

The best way to handle reinstalls going forward is to save a Win7 backup image when it is set up and running best, then use that to reimage the HD in 20 minutes: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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03 Mar 2012   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
......The best way to handle reinstalls going forward is to save a Win7 backup image when it is set up and running best, then use that to reimage the HD in 20 minutes: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup.....
+1 for that.

Now that Macrium Reflect Free also facilitates creation of WinPE Recovery Disk (with a little bit of effort), I do not see any reason why anyone should skip or overlook backing up the system drive initially and subsequently.
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04 Mar 2012   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RPSuede View Post
@Greg - I burned the iso and installed it on my Latitude and it is now showing a 64-bit operating system on the system page with all 8GB or ram. The DVD I bought says it is a "Reinstallation DVD Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit" The product key that came with the DVD worked fine with the iso DVD I burned. Thanks for your help. @Culberti - After getting Greg's advice I went with it so I can't give you a screenshot of the C: drive with the Dell Branded DVD. I can give you a screenshot of the DVD folder/file structure if you want. I can also give you a scanned image of the top of the DVD itself if you would like.
Now don`t loose that dvd. You can use it to do startup repairs and god forbid, future installs. Put it in a plastic sleeve, inside your computer. And make a copy.
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