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Windows 7: Can I run 64-bit?

23 Apr 2011   #21
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I'm with MrDemon - get the BIOS update directly from MSI.

The safest way to flash the BIOS is from a real DOS environment. (I've used a bootable USB flash drive, prepared using a utility from HP: HP Drive Key Boot Utility - HP Business Support Center)

I'd say that a BIOS update is safe, never failing for me over about 15 years. (Of course, I bricked two P67 boards earlier this year with BIOS upgrades. Both appeared to install correctly, but the system remained unbootable. Maybe it was due to them not using a traditional BIOS, but rather uEFI.)

I recommend installing Win7 from a USB key drive as well:

Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7

The installation goes much more quickly than from a DVD.


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26 Apr 2011   #22
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

OK, thanks everyone.
One more question.
When I'm installing 64-bit OS on before used 32-bit OS, should I delete whole hard disk drive, or I can delete only C partition (there is installed OS)?
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26 Apr 2011   #23
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would back up all data and clear the drive completely. I always like to start my installs with a blank drive.

As for system specs, you posted them, yes, but most people here tend to look to the link below your posts. If you know enough to create that image with those various screenshots included, filling out your system specs should be simple. It is your computer, after all, so you should know what is running in it.
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26 Apr 2011   #24
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks, but how to back up 150 GB...
I have a lot of thing on my PC, so I need a professional answer, should I delete whole hard drive or I can delete just C partition...
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26 Apr 2011   #25
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

@ Spite
If you are going to make a clean install of your HDD, then make a backup of your data to an external USB-HDD, (because a clean install wipe the drive), boot your computer from the suggested USB-win7-64bit and when finished installing the OS, you can then re-copy your data to the drive.
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26 Apr 2011   #26
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I don't have an external HDD...
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26 Apr 2011   #27
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

You have to purchase one because it is imperative for you later to make images of your OS, or you can burn your data into a DVD.

Good luck
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26 Apr 2011   #28
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks, I'm now burning some important stuff, but I need a lot of DVDs for backuping all of my data.
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26 Apr 2011   #29
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

That is why i've suggested an external HDD.
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26 Apr 2011   #30
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes, but it cost too much for me...
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