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Windows 7: 32-bit to 64-bit install

06 Jun 2009   #1
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 
32-bit to 64-bit install

I have a 64-bit capable machine from everything I can find out (Intel Pentium D 945 CPU 3.2GHZ and an Abit I-45c MB). I originally installed the 32-bit Win 7 Beta. Subsequently, I downloaded the 64-bit RC install (7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_en_dvd.iso). I have tried to upgrade and I tried a new Custom install but it looks like I end up with Win 7 32-bit. Can anybody offer any help on this one?
Additionally, I seem to remember seeing Win 7000 on the desktop yet I see the install file begins with 7100; is my install not taking?- Paul D.


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06 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

pjd1952

First welcome to sevenforums. There are some friendly knowledgible people who are happy to help.

Could you tell us some more abt your system? Mfr, ram, how you did the install (upgrade or clean install), etc

Ken
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06 Jun 2009   #3
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 

My system is homemade: Abit i-45c MB (according to Abit it's 64-bit capable), 4 GB Ram (of course only 3.2 shows up under 32-bit), Pentium D (945) 3.2 GHz dual core CPU (according to Intel all Pentium D's are 64-bit capable) and an ATI Radeon x1300 display adapter. That pretty much says it all, I think.
Anyway, at install I originally picked the upgrade path which requires the OS to be running and afterwards I found that I was still at 32-bit...so, I ran the custom install after booting from the DVD and chose to install the OS to disk x, etc. After all is said and done I am still at 32-bit. Additionally, as stated above, I see 7000 on the desktop but I notice the install file starts with 7100 so I'm wondering what's going on.
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06 Jun 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

pjd1952

Should be 64 cap. Almost sounds like you have 2 versions in different places. Do you get a screen (at boot) that askes you to choose?
Ken
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06 Jun 2009   #5
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 

>> Do you get a screen (at boot)...

No. I boot up into and am running Win 7 Ultimate, ver. 6.1, build 7000. I have a windows folder which is where the aforementioned version runs from and I have a windows.old folder which is where the Custom (new) install of Win 7 RC moved my previous version.

Is there a build 7100?
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06 Jun 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

pjd1952

If you did a clean install woudn't it only have the windows folder and not window.old? Windows.old is created when you install into the same directory as the existing windows files setup moves to *.old. Did you have to re-install all your apps?

BTW win 7000 is gonna start timing out soon (I'm using it too). I believe the beginning shutdowns start July or august 1, 2009
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06 Jun 2009   #7
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I have some stupid questions. Is it possible to upgrade from 7201-32bit to 7201-64bit?
Does it worth? Will my 32bit programs run on 64bit system? Will I find easily drivers for my hardwares? Will it be faster?
I haven't ever tried 64bit but now I want. I only know about the memory handling difference but there must be more.
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06 Jun 2009   #8
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 

>> woudn't it only have the windows folder...

Not so. Since I installed onto the same drive as the original install lived it took it upon itself to make the move of the old directory without a query. I assume the thinking is that you could always go back if you needed to. As for my apps, yes the registry is brand new so I have to reinstall.

>> BTW win 7000 is gonna start timing out soon...

Exactly. I have the new build (7100), downloaded two weeks ago when I received the notice from MS, and a new product key that came with it, which is what I used at install, but I am looking at 7000. I'm kind of confused.
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06 Jun 2009   #9
pjd1952

windows 7 RC
 
 

robertoszwald asked: >> Is it possible to upgrade from 7201-32bit to 7201-64bit?

That's exactly what this thread is about. I have, as yet, not been successful in going from x32 to x64. I am trying to work out the bugs and determine why it isn't happening. Stay tuned...
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06 Jun 2009   #10
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjd1952 View Post
I have a 64-bit capable machine from everything I can find out (Intel Pentium D 945 CPU 3.2GHZ and an Abit I-45c MB). I originally installed the 32-bit Win 7 Beta. Subsequently, I downloaded the 64-bit RC install (7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_en_dvd.iso). I have tried to upgrade and I tried a new Custom install but it looks like I end up with Win 7 32-bit. Can anybody offer any help on this one?
Additionally, I seem to remember seeing Win 7000 on the desktop yet I see the install file begins with 7100; is my install not taking?- Paul D.
Hi, try this tutorial and do a clean install of your x64 iso and see if that helps. Please pay close attention to the instructions and post back with results. Good luck. lm
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