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Windows 7: 32-bit to 64-bit install

07 Jun 2009   #21
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Hi, Here is the tutorial for posting screen shots, I use the snip tool then this tut.
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html


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07 Jun 2009   #22
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjd1952 View Post
Okay, as I suspected, I downloaded the x32 RC from the MS site and I end up with Build7100 32-bit. I ran the WEI (haven't figured out out to paste it in here but I tadded it as an attachment) and it tells me my computer is 64-bit capable.

So, here's the mystery, why when I boot up to the "7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_en_dvd" DVD does the install screen tell me that it is installing Build7000? I've downloaded the image twice and used three different DVD burns. Is the image at the site misnamed?


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hey, that is a mystery, did you try downloading from within windows 7 then click on file and burn using windows 7?
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07 Jun 2009   #23
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 

Trying that as I type. From within Win7 Build7001 x32 I downloaded the x64 image fresh from Microsoft. Using an ISO Image burning app I am currently burning the image to DVD.
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07 Jun 2009   #24
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 

It was suggested in General Discussions that maybe I was renaming the x32 file with the x64 name...That could happen although I don't want to believe it . Anyway, I finally resolved the issue. I downloaded the x64 image from within Win7 Build7100 x32 and burned the image with "ISO Burner".

Having said that, one of the reasons I decided to play around with the 64-bit version was that I had upgraded from 2 to 4 GB of memory and understood that 32-bit systems could not see beyond about 3.25GB. So what do I get? Well, I ran the Windows Experience Index and it only reports 3.25GB of Ram. When I look at the System info via START/RC Computer/Properties I see nothing reported under "Installed Memory". Oh well, I didn't have anything to do this weekend anyway. So now that I finally got x64 installed I will proceed to find out what's up with the memory usage.

Thanks for the help everyone.


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07 Jun 2009   #25
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Great pdj1952, Good news about the x64 loading for you, the memory thing is a bios setting or new drivers or some such thing,easy fix for that. enjoy, lm
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07 Jun 2009   #26
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 

Actually my Abit I-45CV states it will accept 4GB (2-2GB sticks) of RAM and the BIOS counts up the full 4GB. So, it's off to the races again. Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day either...
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08 Jun 2009   #27
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

I agree with ccatlett1984 100%

under no circumstances can you 'upgrade' from a 32 bit install to a 64 one, period.

My suggestion is to completely wipe the drive, or at least start from a clean partition for your 64 bit OS. Installing overtop other installs without removing them first can get messy, and end up with a large windows.old folder. once you go 64 bit though, you can always upgrade to new builds, resetting the trial timeout without registering.

good luck with this.
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08 Jun 2009   #28
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 

Hey 'antalgebra', I'm running Win7 x64 Ultimate Build7100...I see you're running "Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7228-1900" and I notice others are running latter builds, as well; where are these builds available? - Paul D.
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08 Jun 2009   #29
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjd1952 View Post
Hey 'antalgebra', I'm running Win7 x64 Ultimate Build7100...I see you're running "Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7228-1900" and I notice others are running latter builds, as well; where are these builds available? - Paul D.
I believe there are some 7201's floating around, although I wouldn't be able to help you out getting anything newer (not for public use yet). Although you should be able to look forward to 7300 being available in a couple weeks.
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