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Windows 7: 7-Ult 64 Install

25 Feb 2011   #11
seawolf67

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32-bit
 
 

This is all fine, well & good, but the system will NOT let me boot from the CD! It continually indicates that I must have a 64-bit operating system. There is nothing but zeros on the HD, the CMOS has been reset, the BIOS is set to factory default.

DC


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25 Feb 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

We'll need the verbatim error message as there are no known errors "Can't do it with this OS" or "must have a 64-bit operating system."
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25 Feb 2011   #13
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

See, there has to be a logical explanation. Either that disk or the drive has to be faulty. Do you have another bootable disk of any kind? Try booting from that. If it works its the disk otherwise the drive.

FYI, you can also prep a flash drive and install win7 from it.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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25 Feb 2011   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We'll need the verbatim error message as there are no known errors "Can't do it with this OS" or "must have a 64-bit operating system."
I agree 100%. We need the exact error message.
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25 Feb 2011   #15
seawolf67

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32-bit
 
 
Error message

Clean HD & CMOS/BIOS reset to factory specs---see attachment.

DC


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25 Feb 2011   #16
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think your HD is seeing a hidden / left-over 32bit boot sector somewhere. You may have to write zeros to the HD 3 times in a row to throughly clean it.
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25 Feb 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

The error can only occur if the disk is running from the OS, perhaps after failing to boot. If you've already wiped your HD using the tutorial I posted earlier, then follow Doc's suggestion to wipe it again.
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25 Feb 2011   #18
seawolf67

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32-bit
 
 

How about using a flash drive?

DC
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25 Feb 2011   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seawolf67 View Post
Clean HD & CMOS/BIOS reset to factory specs---see attachment.

DC
You aren't booting from the disc, you are running it from within windows. You cannot do this when you go from 32 to 64 bit.
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25 Feb 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seawolf67 View Post
How about using a flash drive?

DC
Bill2 suggested this earlier and linked the manual method to format USB stick.

The method I use is to install UltraISO trial version, on File tab open ISO (extract it from DVD using ImgBurn if needed), on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's using one-time BIOS Boot Menu.
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