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Windows 7: can't do clean install from Vista 32 to Windows 7 64


29 Dec 2009   #11

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

We are all trying to help. Lets be sure we understand the language. By clean install, did you chose format from the advanced options?

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29 Dec 2009   #12

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

See if you can find these - the last entry should offer a good clue:

C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log

C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\miglog.xml
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupapi\setupapi.dev.log
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupapi\setupapi.app.log
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\PreGatherPnPList.log
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\PostGatherPnPList.log
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29 Dec 2009   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

If you are determined to get 64 bit install, then shrink your 32 bit installation in Disk Management and format a test partition to continue trying to install 64 bit from booted DVD.

When the install bluescreened, did you try entering Safe Mode by tapping F8 during reboot?

Also, did you try booting into the Windows 7 DVD Repair console to select Startup Repair and run it repeatedly to try to get Windows 7 started? Did it find an OS to repair when doing this?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
See if you can find these - the last entry should offer a good clue:
SIW2, where would he find these logs and when? He bluescreens out at booted 64 bit clean install finish. Only succeeded at 32 bit in-place.
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29 Dec 2009   #14

trying to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Rich - I appreciate it. Yes, I've tried both formatting & without formatting.

SIW2 - as Greg said.
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29 Dec 2009   #15
Microsoft MVP

 

Try SATA controller set to AHCI. If booted install will still not complete, try IDE.
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29 Dec 2009   #16

trying to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try SATA controller set to AHCI. If booted install will still not complete, try IDE.
I'm just off out & will try it when I get home & let you know. thanks!
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29 Dec 2009   #17

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

u have to do 2things.it may solve ur problem.
on vista,with all drivers installed.check with MS compatibility check software,that does ur pc supports windows 7 x64 or not.
2ndly.if it supports,then go to BIOS and turn SATA mode controller to AHCI and then do clean install from disk,it should solve the problem.

else than this,u might try to install from usb flash disk,simply copy all cd stuff on usb and boot from flash.it will install much quicker too.
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29 Dec 2009   #18

trying to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I've already checked and yes, my pc supports Windows 7 64 bit.

I'm probably being really stupid here but I can't see where in the BIOS I can change the SATA mode? The only option under SATA is "auto" or "large".
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29 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't know how your BIOS words it, but look at all the settings until you find options such as non-raid, AHCI, and RAID.
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29 Dec 2009   #20

trying to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I don't know how your BIOS words it, but look at all the settings until you find options such as non-raid, AHCI, and RAID.
I looked for them but couldn't find them anywhere. This is the first time I've gone into the BIOS on this PC & I've always seen those options on my other PC's but can't see them listed on this one. Only the option to change between auto or large. If it helps, it's an ASUS motherboard with Phoenix BIOS.
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