Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Upgrading from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit with a clean insta

20 Jul 2012   #1
bencarter78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Upgrading from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit with a clean insta

I have Windows 7 installed (32-bit) and want to upgrade to 64-bit. My PC is 64-bit ready. I have read that to do this I need to do a clean install however when I boot up from the disc drive it says press any key to boot from DVD and when I do it just loads windows normally, it won't load in to do a clean install. Can someone help please?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Jul 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Did you make a change in BIOS settings to boot from DVD first?

Can you boot from the 32-bit disk as if you were going to do a clean install of 32-bit?

Can you boot from any other known bootable disk?

Is the disk a burned disk or a purchased disk or a borrowed disk or ???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2012   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Make it sure that you are pressing any key within the time the text is shown .

If still the situation is just the same , do as suggest, try with another installation media.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Jul 2012   #4
bencarter78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I tried the 32-bit disk and it's doing exactly the same thing, it just won't start the clean install, keeps loading windows as normal. It's a bought original disk. I tried making a bootable usb and run it from there but that didn't work either. Any ideas?

Oh and I'm definately pressing the press any key bit in the time frame.

Cheers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2012   #5
dejavecue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you change your first boot device to DVD-Drive or USB?

Generally, if the DVD or USB does not work properly (e.g. is not bootable), it will just skip and go to the next bootable device, which in your case is your hard drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

Reset your BIOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set HD to boot first in BIOS setup, then tap the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger the DVD.

If this fails write official ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot it also using the BIOS Boot menu key.

Why would you not at least tell us your computer model, as we could then tell you the key to press?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Upgrading from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit with a clean insta




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Upgrading from Home Premium to Ultime without having to do clean insta
I am going to be starting college in August and when I start I believe that I will be able to get Windows 7 Ultimate for free and they are suppose to give me a product key to do it and I know Windows Anytime Upgrade doesn't work anymore how will I be able upgrade without having to do a clean...
Installation & Setup
How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?
I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean...
Installation & Setup
lost 2007 Microsoft Office system after run clean insta
After I run clean install Windows 7 Home Premium successfully, I cannot use the 2007 Microsoft Office system version 12.0.4518.1014 (preinstalled with Windows on HP Pavilion dv3). the Office ask me 25-character Product Key that I really didn't knew before.. Anyone please help me.. thanks a lot..
Microsoft Office
Upgrading Using Discs on a Clean PC
So here is my plan. To custom build a PC off computerplanet and buy this with NO OS, and to install Windows 7 when received. I will be buying it under the student offer for 30. I already have access to Windows 7 HP install disks, and my main questiion is this: Can I use these Windows 7 HP discs to...
Installation & Setup
Weird issue with Upgrading vs. Clean Installation
After build 7201 was leaked earlier this week, I decided to do a clean install instead of upgrading over my RC 7100, just to be careful. The clean installation worked fine, but it said my audio driver wasn't compatible with that build. I believe Realtek put out a new driver download before or...
Installation & Setup
Upgrading Vs Clean Install
I'm not sure whether to clean install x64 Windows 7 or just "upgrade" my current Vista Ultimate x64 to Windows 7. (I was running the 32bit until the 64bit appeared and i deleted it's partition) I can always reinstall Vista again in August, but once I've installed the beta I'm not gonna be...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App