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Windows 7: Having an installation issue with Windows 7 64 bit RTM

07 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 32 bits
 
 
Having an installation issue with Windows 7 64 bit RTM

Hi,

My current laptop (AMD 64 Turin) is running Win 7 RC 32-bit. I am trying to install the RTM version of Windows 7 but this time trying to install the 64-bit version. I am not trying to upgrade it but clean install. But as soon as I launch setup.exe I am getting the following error:

"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64(64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."

Any idea how to get around this? Thanks much!

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07 Sep 2009   #2

 
 

You need to get an ISO and boot from CD.
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07 Sep 2009   #3

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

because 32-bit Windows can't run setup.exe from a 64-bit DVD. It's 64-bit.
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07 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

1. Burn ISO to DVD
2. Restart computer with DVD inserted
3. Access BIOS and select CD-ROM as boot device
4. Follow on screen directions
5. Format and install
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07 Sep 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
1. Burn ISO to DVD
2. Restart computer with DVD inserted
3. Access BIOS and select CD-ROM as boot device
4. Follow on screen directions
5. Format and install

Lol!!! You have the process down pat dont ya??
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07 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
1. Burn ISO to DVD
2. Restart computer with DVD inserted
3. Access BIOS and select CD-ROM as boot device
4. Follow on screen directions
5. Format and install

Lol!!! You have the process down pat dont ya??
LOL

My issue was very simple ... I should have gone into the BIOS and selected that the 80GB drive I sold was the priority drive, then it would have installed the files on it, instead of my main drive. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Lesson learned!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
1. Burn ISO to DVD
2. Restart computer with DVD inserted
3. Access BIOS and select CD-ROM as boot device
4. Follow on screen directions
5. Format and install

Lol!!! You have the process down pat dont ya??
LOL

My issue was very simple ... I should have gone into the BIOS and selected that the 80GB drive I sold was the priority drive, then it would have installed the files on it, instead of my main drive. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Lesson learned!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC 32 bits
 
 
Your suggestion to boot up from a CD with the ISO image

Thanks so much for all your help. Booting up with a CD withe the ISO image did the trick. Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcsc View Post
Thanks so much for all your help. Booting up with a CD withe the ISO image did the trick. Thanks again.
Glad we could help

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