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Windows 7: help upgrading

14 Dec 2010   #1

win 7
help upgrading

hey im currently running win 7 pro x84 bit and trying to install win 7 pro x64bit

however its not letting me, its a legit version of win 7, i have tried booting with dvd drive and on desktop however i keep getting this error

ive done a perfomance test and i no my computer can supprot 64bit, its a new computer i just purchased

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz,
RAM 8.00 GB
32-bit operating system (trial)
4 cores
64-bit capable

not sure what else to include, ive tried to boot with dvd but it doesnt like boot through it but it boots my XP and Vistas, any help would be sweet

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

You can't upgrade from 32bit to 64bit. You will have to do a clean install.

Boot the CD from the Bios. Click the Custom not the Upgrade when you get to Step 6 in the tutorial as in below picture. Follow the rest of the directions and you should be good to go.

Clean Install Windows 7[3]=Installation and Setup


Back up any data you want to save before you go any further. You will lose it on installation.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi hangten1 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

If you are trying to upgrade your current OS from within the OS it will not work because of the architectural differences between 32-bit and 64-bit. It has to be a clean install.

You should be able to boot from the DVD if the boot order is correct in your BIOS (you will need to press any key to boot to the DVD when prompted, otherwise the boot process will drop through to the next device and attempt to boot from that instead).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Dec 2010   #4

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Your computer will support it but it seems the yfrog programme doesn't.

Remove it and if the system then installs, look for a 64bit version.

Forget it, I diidn't realise you were trying to just upgrade, as others say you can't,
Clean install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If it is a legit, Microsoft-hologram disc, it should boot just fine, considering you can boot other discs. Back up your data, as others have mentioned, and then do a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #7

win 7

thanks for the replys and the welcomes , and yes its a burned cd i go the copy from my university online burnt it twice now,

ive changed the boot order again but ill try doing that again now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Did you download the files and then burn them to disc? Unless they were a .iso file, you aren't going to be able to boot from it. Microsoft has a tool on their website, and it's been linked here many times, that will take the downloaded files and create a bootable .iso file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #9

win 7

hey yeh its downloaded and burned opened it with an iso and burned the files to a disc, but it has its own boot files already in there

trying to the microsoft win 7 bootable dvd now thanks deaconfrost
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2010   #10

win 7

<3 thanks soo much working great
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