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Windows 7: Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

25 Mar 2010   #41
rustyHO

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hey guys, i recently installed windows 7 ultimate in 32 bit then realized after that my computer is operational on 64 bit. i cannot do a clean install and load 64 bit it keeps loading 32 bit. it does not give me the option to instal 32 or 64 it just installs 32!! any ideas? I been hearing something about my bios or my I/O storing the activation key so somehow i have to delete it from there! im so lost, i have tried everything!! HELP lol


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25 Mar 2010   #42
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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I had that problem myself. I just ended up doing a clean install.
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25 Mar 2010   #43
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rustyHO View Post
Hey guys, i recently installed windows 7 ultimate in 32 bit then realized after that my computer is operational on 64 bit. i cannot do a clean install and load 64 bit it keeps loading 32 bit. it does not give me the option to instal 32 or 64 it just installs 32!! any ideas? I been hearing something about my bios or my I/O storing the activation key so somehow i have to delete it from there! im so lost, i have tried everything!! HELP lol

My windows7 home premium box came with two discs, one for windows7 32bit and another for windows7 64bit. Perhaps you are not using the 64bit disc?
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26 Mar 2010   #44
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rustyHO View Post
Hey guys, i recently installed windows 7 ultimate in 32 bit then realized after that my computer is operational on 64 bit. i cannot do a clean install and load 64 bit it keeps loading 32 bit. it does not give me the option to instal 32 or 64 it just installs 32!! any ideas? I been hearing something about my bios or my I/O storing the activation key so somehow i have to delete it from there! im so lost, i have tried everything!! HELP lol
The 32 and 64-bit versions come on a different disc. It will not ask you which one to install.

You will need to obtain a 64-bit copy. Contact Microsoft, and they should send you a DVD to you for a small fee.

Or find a friend with the 64-bit version and borrow their disc.
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13 Apr 2010   #45
pirate8

windows 7
 
 
what to do??

when i tried to install/format my laptop, it said that my partitions does not contain enough space that is requiered to install windows seven..how to correct this error??
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13 Apr 2010   #46
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pirate8 View Post
when i tried to install/format my laptop, it said that my partitions does not contain enough space that is requiered to install windows seven..how to correct this error??
After backing up all your data, choose a custom install, then delete any partitions and continue with install. That is depending on how large your laptop HDD is... which you didnt tell us, but I am assuming it is large enough (16GB for 32 bit / 20GB for 64 bit).
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22 Apr 2010   #47
soulform

Windows Server 2008
 
 

hey folks,

I'm trying to install windows 7 with a copy my friend burnt for me. The copy of windows 7 is essentially an iso image and has been written onto dvd. I currently have windows server 2008 and cannot upgrade from this so fresh install is necessary and preferred anyway. When trying to install all I seem to get to is the "Preparing Windows" screen with the flashy new windows logo. Left it over night thinking it might just take a while but after 7 hours...same screen. tried another 3 times this morning and nothing. My friend is an IT tech and has used the same image to install on many computers..

Any help would be damned well appreciated.
Cheers,
Trent
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22 Apr 2010   #48
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome Trent!

Have you followed all the tips, like disconnect video cards, remove all but one stick of RAM, etc?
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22 Apr 2010   #49
soulform

Windows Server 2008
 
 

No I haven't, is this a problem commonly fixed by such modification?
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22 Apr 2010   #50
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soulform View Post
No I haven't, is this a problem commonly fixed by such modification?
Yes, it is. Give it a try, you never know what will work.

Let us know how it works out.
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