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Windows 7: install windows 7 from xp pro

30 Apr 2014   #1
peally

windows 7
 
 
install windows 7 from xp pro

i could anyone give me advice please
want to put windows 7 on my pc it has xp pro at the moment as i understand not going to be supported any more.
i have windows 7 disc which has windows 64bit have i got the wrong disc do i need windows 7 32bit

cheers in adavnce


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30 Apr 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

You need a 64 bit capable cpu to run Windows 7 64 Bit.

Read this tutorial, if you have more questions, just ask

Clean Install Windows 7


And please fill out your computer specs
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30 Apr 2014   #3
peally

windows 7
 
 

i dont think i can run 64 it fails to load is there anything i can do to run 64 or will i need to run 32bit
when i do windows 7 upgrade advisor.
cpu speed 3.2ghz
2.8gb ram
plenty of free space
any ideas please if it will run
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30 Apr 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Can you please fill in your system specs as AddRAM has already asked to help us assist you further.

Fill in your system specs.

Do you mean you have already tried to install the 64-bit version and it failed?
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30 Apr 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7? How it it being activated?

With 3gb RAM I would use 32 bit for best performance.

If you have a valid Product Key we can provide the download for you to burn to CD or flash stick.
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30 Apr 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

..and once again:
To better help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's the correct way to do it. :SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

Your System Specs here.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.

Run this to see if your hardware will support a 64 bit OS.
https://www.grc.com/securable.htm
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30 Apr 2014   #7
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

run this Win 7 upgrade adviser Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center . It will tell you if your system is able to run 64 bit windows ..
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01 May 2014   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I wouldn't trust the Upgrade Advisor at all. My first ever series of posts on here were due to me not being able to install Windows 7 64-bit, the Upgrade Advisor said I was good to go when in fact my system at the time could only run 32-bit. I had to sell my 64-bit upgrade and buy a 32-bit upgrade and all was fine.
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01 May 2014   #9
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
I wouldn't trust the Upgrade Advisor at all. My first ever series of posts on here were due to me not being able to install Windows 7 64-bit, the Upgrade Advisor said I was good to go when in fact my system at the time could only run 32-bit. I had to sell my 64-bit upgrade and buy a 32-bit upgrade and all was fine.
hmmm - it has worked for thousands of other people , but I guess things happen ...
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01 May 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Total View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
I wouldn't trust the Upgrade Advisor at all. My first ever series of posts on here were due to me not being able to install Windows 7 64-bit, the Upgrade Advisor said I was good to go when in fact my system at the time could only run 32-bit. I had to sell my 64-bit upgrade and buy a 32-bit upgrade and all was fine.
hmmm - it has worked for thousands of other people , but I guess things happen ...
It has always worked for me as well.
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