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Windows 7: Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit

08 Mar 2011   #11
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What about the boot not recognizing the 64-bit DVD?


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08 Mar 2011   #12
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XR4TI View Post
What about the boot not recognizing the 64-bit DVD?
Have you tried the boot menu that comes up when pushing F2. Select dvd then hit enter
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08 Mar 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello XR4TI, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you want the best possible install of Windows 7 do a complete wipe of the entire HDD first.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional partitions after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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08 Mar 2011   #14
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XR4TI View Post
What about the boot not recognizing the 64-bit DVD?
Have you tried the boot menu that comes up when pushing F2. Select dvd then hit enter
yep
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08 Mar 2011   #15
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Does Windows see the dvd when booted into your 32 bit install. And you have the dvd in your dvd drive?
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08 Mar 2011   #16
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes it does notice it with windows 32bit running. I've clicked on install and it says I can't do that within 32bit.
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08 Mar 2011   #17
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XR4TI View Post
Yes it does notice it with windows 32bit running. I've clicked on install and it says I can't do that within 32bit.
Next I think I would try Bare Foot Kid's post and try his first tutorial. If this doesnot allow your DVD to boot you can always reinstall the one that will boot.
Good luck to you with this problem.
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08 Mar 2011   #18
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think I'll do that when I get home. Thanks
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08 Mar 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back here to keep us informed.
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08 Mar 2011   #20
XR4TI

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok I followed the steps and I still can't boot from the 7 64-bit disc. I have Vista 32-bit on there now. What now?
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