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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Not Working?


16 May 2010   #1

Windows XP
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Not Working?

Hello. I had Windows XP 32 bit for a long time - decided to switch. I'm looking @ Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have the dvd, when I boot from CD, it doesn't work - and when I try and open it manually from My Computer>DVD Drive, I get: This installation disk is not compatible with your version of Windows. Can I transfer from 32 bit to 64 bit? I don't care if all my files get erased and I need to make a new partition.

Note: I tried the same thing with Winwdows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, and it worked fine. Seems like I can transfer from 32 bit to another version of 32 bit?

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16 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dankup View Post
Hello. I had Windows XP 32 bit for a long time - decided to switch. I'm looking @ Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have the dvd, when I boot from CD, it doesn't work - and when I try and open it manually from My Computer>DVD Drive, I get: This installation disk is not compatible with your version of Windows. Can I transfer from 32 bit to 64 bit? I don't care if all my files get erased and I need to make a new partition.

Note: I tried the same thing with Winwdows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, and it worked fine. Seems like I can transfer from 32 bit to another version of 32 bit?
You can upgrade 32bit to 32bit. You need to clean install from 32 to 64. To install 64 bit you need to boot from the dvd. Can your hardware run 64bit?


Ken
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16 May 2010   #3

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dankup View Post
Hello. I had Windows XP 32 bit for a long time - decided to switch. I'm looking @ Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have the dvd, when I boot from CD, it doesn't work - and when I try and open it manually from My Computer>DVD Drive, I get: This installation disk is not compatible with your version of Windows. Can I transfer from 32 bit to 64 bit? I don't care if all my files get erased and I need to make a new partition.

Note: I tried the same thing with Winwdows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, and it worked fine. Seems like I can transfer from 32 bit to another version of 32 bit?
You can upgrade 32bit to 32bit. You need to clean install from 32 to 64. To install 64 bit you need to boot from the dvd. Can your hardware run 64bit?


Ken
It should. Dual core CPU, 4 GB of RAM, tried to run from dvd, nothing.
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16 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Again, you cannot run the DVD, you must boot it:

Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

If DVD will still not boot, try removing all but 2gb of RAM. Reseat RAM, swap sticks, test your ram using memtest86 for at least 6 passes.

Test your HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn it yourself?
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16 May 2010   #5

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What if the dvd is not bootable?
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16 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7?

You'll need the ISO file or to convert your download if necessary to ISO, then burn it to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify - it never fails.
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16 May 2010   #7

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Where did you get Windows 7?

You'll need the ISO file or to convert your download if necessary to ISO, then burn it to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify - it never fails.
Did exactly that. I made the downloaded file convert to an ISO image, then burned the ISO onto a clean DVD.
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16 May 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Verify the DVD against ISO file using ImgBurn.

Then if necessary burn another at 4x speed with Verify ticked.

Where did you download from. You may need to check the SHA/HASH against official checksum.
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16 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Another botched torrent download is what this sounds like. Do you have a valid product key? If all is "legal" you could have a dirty disk or a bad DVD drive.
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16 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dankup View Post
Hello. I had Windows XP 32 bit for a long time - decided to switch. I'm looking @ Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have the dvd, when I boot from CD, it doesn't work - and when I try and open it manually from My Computer>DVD Drive, I get: This installation disk is not compatible with your version of Windows. Can I transfer from 32 bit to 64 bit? I don't care if all my files get erased and I need to make a new partition.

Note: I tried the same thing with Winwdows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, and it worked fine. Seems like I can transfer from 32 bit to another version of 32 bit?
I notice you list your OS as XP. If you have had Win 7 32 bit for a long time...
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