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Windows 7: changing OS from 32 bit to 64 bit.

27 Apr 2014   #241
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK... that is also done......


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27 Apr 2014   #242
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ok ... back to this double installing windows 7 clean re-install that i need to do . i have been advised to follow option 4. i dont fully understand this.
Do a clean install of your upgrade Windows 7 at boot ? does this mean i have to have my disc in. shut computer down and then start up pressing F12. ? also... i do not see the 'Automatically activate Windows when I'm online' box during installation ?
part 2 of option 4 : do i begin this once my upgrade installation is finished and i have manually shut it down and restarted(because it wont do it automatically) ?
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27 Apr 2014   #243
Arc

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27 Apr 2014   #244
gregrocker

 

You need to run the WIn7 installation media from within the OS to choose Upgrade install, just like it shows in the link provided in Option Four for how to do an Upgrade Install with Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums. Start at Step 4 in that tutorial.
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01 May 2014   #245
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hi there,, i just did the start at option 4 bit and i got this message. The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.


Your current version of Windows is more recent than the version you are trying to upgrade to. Windows cannot complete the upgrade.


An error prevented a required compliance check from completing. Cancel the installation and try upgrading again.
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01 May 2014   #246
gregrocker

 

Are you using the latest official installer for your licensed version from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?
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01 May 2014   #247
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

no, i am using the 64 bit windows 7 ultimate disc that i purchased
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01 May 2014   #248
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

i dont understand why it says this ? Your current version of Windows is more recent than the version you are trying to upgrade to ? my disc is ultimate 64 bit and i am trying to re install ultimate 64 bit ???
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01 May 2014   #249
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phant0m2012 View Post
i dont understand why it says this ? Your current version of Windows is more recent than the version you are trying to upgrade to ? my disc is ultimate 64 bit and i am trying to re install ultimate 64 bit ???
The reason it's saying that is because the disc you have is pre service pack 1, when you did all your updates you upgraded to SP1 there by making it a newer version.

You need to download the newer version in step one of the tutorial Greg linked,

You want the one Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (media refresh) x17-59465.iso

From here,

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

Then you need to burn it to a DVD or a flash drive, all in the first two steps of the tutorial.
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01 May 2014   #250
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ok thanks... i,ll give it a go now...
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