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Windows 7: Q6600 64 bit with Win 7 Home Premium

04 Apr 2011   #1
RDR

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Q6600 64 bit with Win 7 Home Premium

How do I install win 7 home premium 64 bit with an Intel Q6600 processor? My system won't allow anything other than the 32 bit installation. Adjustments to the BIOS? Details.


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04 Apr 2011   #2
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Are you trying to do a clean install? How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7 You could be having problems if the current install is 32 bit.
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04 Apr 2011   #3
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RDR View Post
How do I install win 7 home premium 64 bit with an Intel Q6600 processor? My system won't allow anything other than the 32 bit installation. Adjustments to the BIOS? Details.
You need Window 7 x64 installation disk/license AND you must use NTFS format on your hard drive as 64bit will not install on FAT32.

Regards,
GEWB
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05 Apr 2011   #4
RDR

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RDR View Post
How do I install win 7 home premium 64 bit with an Intel Q6600 processor? My system won't allow anything other than the 32 bit installation. Adjustments to the BIOS? Details.
You need Window 7 x64 installation disk/license AND you must use NTFS format on your hard drive as 64bit will not install on FAT32.

Regards,
GEWB
I have an licensed OEM software copy I bought. Not sure how to do waht you're suggesting. thanks for the info
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05 Apr 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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05 Apr 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello RDR, welcome to Seven Forums!


Here's a lot of useful information, have a thorough look before you decide how to proceed and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

There is nothing that should be keeping you from doing a clean install of Windows 7 to that PC, be sure to set the BIOS back to the default if you have made any changes there.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to use Step One of this tutorial at the first 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 Primary partitions or an Extended partition 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

If you don't want to wipe the entire HDD, you can do a partition-specific wipe of the Windows partition using the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) have a look at Option Three in the tutorial at this link below.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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05 Apr 2011   #7
RDR

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Win 7 home premium

When I do a clean install I realize that I'll lose all data. Its easy to B/U on an external HD. What about the one time install on licensed software I've purchased like MS Office (word, excel, powerpoint, etc) that is on my HD. Am I just out of luck on this or if I B/U program files can I reinstall the licensed software without re-registering as a re-register with the same product key probably won't go through and activate the software. Suggestions or advice? Are there other folders I need to make sure and B/U to get the MS office programs back? I'm also running licensed copies of Norton Utilities and Antivirus. Can I "get them back" after a clean install of Win 7 without having to reinstall from the CDs?

Thanks
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05 Apr 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

To my knowledge (there may be examples like GAOTD) S/W like an Office 'one-time' means to one PC only and not multiple PCs not just a single installation.
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05 Apr 2011   #9
RDR

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

That would be awesome. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the help.
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05 Apr 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

Run Belarc Advisor which will give you a complete hardware and software audit including all installed Product keys.

You must boot the 64 bit DVD to clean install over 32 bit, as long as the processor handles 64 bit Windows.

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Reinstalling Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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