I just bought a used Dell Latitude E4300 which contains an Intel Core 2 Duo P9400 2.4GHz 64-bit processor and every time I install my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, it installs the 32-bit version.
I have been searching for the last 24 hours online for any issues with Windows 7 64-bit and the Latitude E4300 but cannot find anything helpful for my situation; in fact I have found a couple of sites where people have installed the 64-bit version of Win 7 on thier Latitude and they are having other issues.
I have 8GB of memory in the laptop I would like to be able to utilize, but the system type says it is a 32-bit operating system.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Intel Processor Identifier utility says it is indeed a 64-bit processor so I am unsure why Windows 7 keeps installing the 32-bit version:
Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
Time Stamp: 2012/03/03 06:10:29
Operating System: 6.1-7600-
Number of processors in system: 1
Current processor: #1
Active cores per processor: 2
Disabled cores per processor: 0
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9400 @ 2.40GHz
Maximum CPUID Level: A
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: Yes
Intel(R) SSE: Yes
Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
Intel(R) SSE4: Yes
Intel(R) AES-NI: No
Intel(R) AVX: No
Enhanced Halt State: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology: No Intel(R) 64 Architecture: Yes
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: Yes
Expected Processor Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Reported Processor Frequency: 0.61 GHz
Expected System Bus Frequency: 1066 MHz
Reported System Bus Frequency: 412 MHz