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Windows 7: Want to Install Win 64 Bit - but cant get to format!

26 Nov 2009   #1
Luxe

win 7
 
 
Want to Install Win 64 Bit - but cant get to format!

Hi,

Was running Win 7 32, bought win 7 64 (cos i bought a new chip and mobo), but having real issues installing it.

I have tried the upgrade and clean install (booting from the DVD), but it seems it wont find me HD driver (?).

How do i format the drive from the win 7 64 install disc - cos i dont get the option?

Another issue is that sometimes Win 32 wont even boot the Win 64 disc in the drive,and goes straight to login screen? I have checked my bios, and boot from DVD is definately on.

So basically, is there a way to format the current drive with win32 on it, (remember it boots into win 32), so that i can install my new win 64 from the dvd?

Thanks!


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26 Nov 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

When you install,. check the Advanced option rather than the upgrade.
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26 Nov 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

Does the DVD fail to boot and install properly? What is the exact error message?

Once you can boot from the DVD, you can format the drive by choosing Custom and then Advanced drive tools to Delete, create New, and Format whatever partition(s) you have or want.
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26 Nov 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You get the format automatically when you perform a "clean" install.
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26 Nov 2009   #5
Luxe

win 7
 
 

I only got the DVD to load once, and thats when it asked to connect to the internet to find drivers.

I accepted, and then it failed on trying to identify my HDD.

I am guessing a complete clean install would be the best way forward. What is the best way to format the drive (after booting into win32), so that i can pop the win 64 disc in the drive and start afresh?

Thanks for your help!
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26 Nov 2009   #6
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

why not just download whatever drivers you need before hand. that way when you install the os you neednt bother with updates or anything. drivers can be installed manually once your os is up and running. are you certain your system can handle a x64 os?
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26 Nov 2009   #7
Luxe

win 7
 
 

Yep, its a Core 2 Quad, with a 64bit capability.

Just lame that win32 wont boot the win64 disc....
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26 Nov 2009   #8
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

how about running setup.exe in win32, not as boot...
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26 Nov 2009   #9
gregrocker

 

Can't run a 64 bit installer from a 32 bit environment.

Is there any error message?

The best way to format the drive is booting from the installer. Otherwise you can use a 3rd party partition manager.
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26 Nov 2009   #10
Luxe

win 7
 
 

Hey Greg,

I don't get a chance to get to the format screen. I ran setup, i said go ahead connect to the internet, and then it says it cant find my HD driver.

I then couldnt get the dvd to boot (after changing the boot sequence to dvd first).

So now i am sitting with a dvd that wont boot, and an install (from within 32 bit which i know wont work) saying it cant find my hdd.

Which 3rd party partition jobbie can i use (and will it work formatting from within the 32 bit win 7) and then trying to install win 64?
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