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Windows 7: Windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit

30 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit

I am trying to upgrade Windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit.

I've created both an bootable DVD and a USB. When I restart the system simply loads 32 bit. It doesn't start the setup/install process.

I assume that means I need to go into the BIOS and have the boot look at the DVD or USB.

However, I have an ASUS M4A78-E motherboard and when it starts it says press DEL to go into BIOS setup. I do so and nothing happens.

Could this be because I am using an RF keyboard connected via USB. And perhaps this device isn't available until later in the startup process?

Or do I have another problem?

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30 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hoochblues, welcome to the forums.

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Could this be because I am using an RF keyboard connected via USB. And perhaps this device isn't available until later in the startup process?
A very good possibility, quite often wireless keyboards have a tendency for that sort off thing to happen. If you have one, I would try it with a wired keyboard before trying anything else.

Also if the wired keyboard does work, if your bios is set up like mine (and I think most Asus boards are) then you don't actually need to go into the bios to change the boot order, hitting F8 should bring up a boot menu and from there you can choose which to boot from.
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30 Apr 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hoochblues, remember you cannot upgrade 32bit>64bit , you will have to do a clean install
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30 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

could very well be the wireless keyboard, not all motherboards nativly support them. try using a ps2 keyboard and mouse
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