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Windows 7: Maybe a Stupid Installation Question But......

21 May 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

The disk if a different bit version would flag incompatible when run from Vista, but still should boot to do a Clean Install Windows 7 unless you have a very rare processor that is not 64 bit.

But if it has less than 2gb RAM I would Upgrade or Clean Install 32 bit anyway. If it's 4gb or greater RAM I would definitely try to boot the 64 bit DVD to do the Clean Install.

How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube


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21 May 2013   #12
Birddude007

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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So she has 32-bit Vista?
Yep sure does....is that a problem? please excuse me for my lack of computer knowledge
No, but it's like I said: the only possible upgrade paths are 32-bit to 32-bit, and 64-bit to 64-bit. 32-bit to 64-bit isn't possible, and neither is 64-bit to 32-bit. This is due to the difference in the Kernel.
Ha Ha! no wonder I got that pop up warning saying it wasn't compatable with my current verson lol, I just screwed up by rebooting the machine with it in it and it really got pissed at me lol....shows how much I know about computers lol.

I will just order a good copy and go from there step by step with lots of patients, I am too anxious for this kind of stuff
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21 May 2013   #13
Birddude007

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The disk if a different bit version would flag incompatible when run from Vista, but still should boot to do a Clean Install Windows 7 unless you have a very rare processor that is not 64 bit.

But if it has less than 2gb RAM I would Upgrade or Clean Install 32 bit anyway. If it's 4gb or greater RAM I would definitely try to boot the 64 bit DVD to do the Clean Install.

How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube
hmmmmm yet more good info, however when going through the boot up issues I just went through I am reluctant to put that disc back in again lol(do you blame me?)
one problem I had was that it decided to over heat during that fiasco, so the computer kept turning off within a few seconds of pushing the power button, I unplugged it took it to my workshop and blew out the ducts and fan area and replugged it in and it proceeded to work just fine and then it did a start up repair that I authorized.
this computer is four years old HP, AMP dual core turion 2.1 GHZ, I upgraded it from 2 gig of ram to 4 about two years ago. I think I am just gonna stick with the 32 bit version and just get a good copy of Windows 7 Home Premium
besides that would a 64 bit clean install wipe all her information/data out?
Thanks for your help
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21 May 2013   #14
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Birddude007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The disk if a different bit version would flag incompatible when run from Vista, but still should boot to do a Clean Install Windows 7 unless you have a very rare processor that is not 64 bit.

But if it has less than 2gb RAM I would Upgrade or Clean Install 32 bit anyway. If it's 4gb or greater RAM I would definitely try to boot the 64 bit DVD to do the Clean Install.

How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube
hmmmmm yet more good info, however when going through the boot up issues I just went through I am reluctant to put that disc back in again lol(do you blame me?)
one problem I had was that it decided to over heat during that fiasco, so the computer kept turning off within a few seconds of pushing the power button, I unplugged it took it to my workshop and blew out the ducts and fan area and replugged it in and it proceeded to work just fine and then it did a start up repair that I authorized.
this computer is four years old HP, AMP dual core turion 2.1 GHZ, I upgraded it from 2 gig of ram to 4 about two years ago. I think I am just gonna stick with the 32 bit version and just get a good copy of Windows 7 Home Premium
besides that would a 64 bit clean install wipe all her information/data out?
Thanks for your help
Any clean installation would.


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Yep sure does....is that a problem? please excuse me for my lack of computer knowledge
No, but it's like I said: the only possible upgrade paths are 32-bit to 32-bit, and 64-bit to 64-bit. 32-bit to 64-bit isn't possible, and neither is 64-bit to 32-bit. This is due to the difference in the Kernel.
Ha Ha! no wonder I got that pop up warning saying it wasn't compatable with my current verson lol, I just screwed up by rebooting the machine with it in it and it really got pissed at me lol....shows how much I know about computers lol.

I will just order a good copy and go from there step by step with lots of patients, I am too anxious for this kind of stuff
Just in case you ever wonder why I didn't tell you before: I said it in my first post in this thread.
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21 May 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

Files should always be backed up externally as the HD can die at any time. A good way to do this while syncing them at the same time is Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Help Forums

While a reaction to trying to run a 64 bit disk from 32 bit can be abrupt or even possibly Blue Screen, there is nothing about it or booting a disk that could be damaging.

If it overheats then that's another issue which should be solved by installing a temperature monitoring program like Core Temp to monitor the temps to compare with the CPU's maximum temps available at What is my Computers Maximum CPU Temperature?

Chronic overheating is resolved by blowing the dust out of the PC regularly, or if necessary repasting the processor: Cleaning Tips / Removing Dustbunnies (NCIX Tech Tips #13)
How to Apply Thermal Compound to a CPU - YouTube
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21 May 2013   #16
Birddude007

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all of your opinions and advice, I can always come in here and get some good solid advice....maybe I should in the future just come in here first before I even touch the computer lol
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21 May 2013   #17
TwoCables

 

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Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all of your opinions and advice, I can always come in here and get some good solid advice....maybe I should in the future just come in here first before I even touch the computer lol
That sounds sensible to me. hehe
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