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Windows 7: help needed, tried to upgrade from 32bit win7 to 64bit (doh)

15 May 2012   #51
ignatzatsonic

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If you have a CD drive as opposed to a DVD drive, you aren't going to have much luck with a DVD.

I have no idea what type of drive you have.

In post #5 of this thread, you said:

"And yes, I have a valid copy of Windows 7. It came on a DVD with two disks, the 32bit and 64 bit versions. It has a valid product key that I already validated.

Are you using one or the other of these 2 discs in your DVD drive when you attempt to boot?

Do you know how to set the BIOS to boot from the DVD drive---assuming you even have a DVD drive?


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15 May 2012   #52
Beachy

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Greg, There is something in the Bois that says EFI CD/DVD Boot option. The info it gives me says "To choose whether to boot CD via EFI interface such as a 64bit window 7 installation CD"

I have set the other setting as you said with CD as first boot and HD as second, the EFI as i describe above is set to AUTO
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15 May 2012   #53
Beachy

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Do you know how to set the BIOS to boot from the DVD drive---assuming you even have a DVD drive
Yes its a CD/DVD combi....other wise how would i have loaded the copy of Windows 7 when I very first got the machine .....

I can do the settings in the bois.. I know how to set things like first boot, Just not to sure about the EFI as it says I need a 2 TB hard drive and this is only a 1TB hard drive
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15 May 2012   #54
gregrocker

 

You'd need to have a GPT formatted HD to install using EFI boot disk. Was this how it was installed before?

I'd disable the EFI boot disk and wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command and then run Convert MBR to make sure Disk is converted, then boot the DVD by setting it's drive first to boot in BIOS, create your partitions using Drive Options during Custom Install: Clean Install Windows 7
How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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15 May 2012   #55
Beachy

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Ok, Greg I understand that but right now Im fried and I bet all you guys are too. So I cant do this right now....but i will give it another go tomorrow. Thank you so much for all your help today.

PS. I just went through the CD's I made as backups ....my docs...pics...music ect....and found that I had made a back up of the registry before I tried to upgrade to the 64 bit version > don't know if this will be of any significance
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15 May 2012   #56
Beachy

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you have a CD drive as opposed to a DVD drive, you aren't going to have much luck with a DVD.

I have no idea what type of drive you have.
Its a CD/DVD combi
In post #5 of this thread, you said:

"And yes, I have a valid copy of Windows 7. It came on a DVD with two disks, the 32bit and 64 bit versions. It has a valid product key that I already validated.

Are you using one or the other of these 2 discs in your DVD drive when you attempt to boot?
Yes im using the 64 bit version and i have tried several times with both versions.
Do you know how to set the BIOS to boot from the DVD drive---assuming you even have a DVD drive?
Yes I can set the Bios,
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15 May 2012   #57
gregrocker

 

It takes smarts to know when to take a break.
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15 May 2012   #58
Beachy

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz 6.4 3.1
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 6.4
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series 3.1
Gaming graphics 2303 MB Total available graphics memory 5.3
Primary hard disk 1822GB Free (1863GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Home Premium

System ________________________________________
Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model G41MT-S2PT
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes

Storage ________________________________________
Total size of hard disk(s) 1863 GB
Disk partition (C 1822 GB Free (1863 GB Total)
Media drive (D CD/DVD

Graphics ________________________________________
Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
Total available graphics memory 2303 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1279 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.951.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1600x900
DirectX version DirectX 10
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16 May 2012   #59
Beachy

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Hello everyone who has helped me and been patient with me. Sadly, Im feeling that by making a simple mistake of trying to upgrade from the 32 bit windows 7 to 64 bit I have somehow totalled my HD. Yes I'm feeling despondent and totally hacked off as the machine is only five month old.

I can't even get into command prompt to use the Diskpart Clean Command. When I boot, after setting the bios to boot from CD/DVD it goes no further than the boot screen and just tells me BOOTMGR is missing and I cant go any further.

So I really don't know what to do next apart from cry. I think I have given up and just i just need to accept that the machine is just not gonna load.

Im looking on Amazon at new processors and wondering if I can afford to buy a quad core processor and just start over.

Anyway I just wanted to say thank you to you all for your awesomeness and support.....You guys rock !!
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16 May 2012   #60
gregrocker

 

It isn't necessary to go by feeling. You can test your HD using the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check from the installer's System Recovery Options Command Line.

Once you do this you can wipe the HD using the Diagnostics CD Quick wipe function and try install.

If you are having problems booting a disk then reset the BIOS to defaults, while in BIOS setup set disk drive first to boot and try SATA controller at AHCI setting. Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

We do not give up here and it always gets installed.
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