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Windows 7: Questions regarding Serial Key, and 64bit Install

21 Jun 2012   #11
AaronAdkins

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have another question, I have a blu-ray drive and would rather buy some blu-ray discs to burn it on can I still do this?


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21 Jun 2012   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

There is no point in wasting an expensive BluRay disk for 4GB when it can hold 25GB min.
A DVD is much more reliable anyhow.
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21 Jun 2012   #13
AaronAdkins

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ah okay, thank you. Maybe one more question and I know I'm milking it, but do I use the media refresh downloads? Or maybe the one's that have the letter U in them? I don't know which .iso I should use.
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21 Jun 2012   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Yes, you need the media refresh downloads - they prevent issues with certain hardware configurations.
The actuall download you want is this one.... http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso (Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh))
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21 Jun 2012   #15
AaronAdkins

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Lol I'm back for a few more questions, I know, I know... I just want to make sure I don't screw up something.

Now the burn disc worked like a charm and I'm at the Install Windows screen and I see two partition's, one of system, and the other is primary. I'm assuming I must delete the primary partition 2 that has the 931.4gb on it? Just to refresh everyone's memory I have an OEM OS of Windows 7 and I want to turn it to 64bit from 32bit so I'm doing a clean install.
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22 Jun 2012   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

You will need to delete both partitions - neither can survive the switch from 32-bit to 64-bit.

Look here for the tutorial Clean Install Windows 7
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22 Jun 2012   #17
AaronAdkins

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

To make sure I'm reading this right just use the drive options and click delete on both partitions and install on the unallocated one that pops up?
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22 Jun 2012   #18
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Yep - the system will automatically create a new System Reserved partition of around 100MB, and the main (C: drive) partition, whihc will be the rest of the disk
If you want to prevent the creation of the (invisible to Windows) System Reserved partition, you will need to create partitions to fill the disk before continuing the install.
This forces Windows to put the boot data into the normal Windows partition.
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22 Jun 2012   #19
AaronAdkins

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Okay the install got to like 21% and gave me a corrupt file error and an error code saying error code 0x80070570. Is it likely that my disc is corrupt that I just burned?
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22 Jun 2012   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Aaron,

Perhaps the disc was an issue - try another one, but this time burn it at 4x speed, no faster than that. If you still get those problems, try this technique using a USB thumb drive instead:

Use this tool to make a bootable USB (must be 4GB in size) using the ISO you downloaded:

Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

Ensure that the PC can boot from a USB drive by checking that in the BIOS settings. Insert the USB, turn on the computer, and it will boot from the USB drive. Now install Windows 7 as normal.

Let us know how you get on.

Regards,
Golden
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