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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 bit

23 Jun 2011   #1
Scallywag

Vista 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 64 bit

Hi. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit from Vista 32 bit. I have a capable processor and 3gb of ram (although I have another gb in the post). When I run the installation everything is fine up untill a point. I think its at the point where the first boot up should occur. After the restart the windows 7 logo comes up then after that the screen stays black and I have a cursor for the mouse. Installation does not go beyond this point. Could this be because I dont have 4gb of RAM? Is it essential to have at least 4gb of RAM to run a 64 bit system?


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23 Jun 2011   #2
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

try backing up your data on an external harddrive or flash drive. restart your computer and boot from the windows 7 64-bit disc. and then install
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23 Jun 2011   #3
Scallywag

Vista 32 bit
 
 

That is exactly what I have done.
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23 Jun 2011   #4
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

im sorry but I don't think im capable of helping you with this problem you should wait for more replies from other users.
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23 Jun 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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23 Jun 2011   #6
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
yeah thats what i was saying about booting to the win 7 disc
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23 Jun 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you got the retail version of Vista? If so, you may have two discs: one will be the 32-bit version, the other will be the 64-bit version.

If you only have the 32-bit version, you need to follow theog's advice.
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23 Jun 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
yeah thats what i was saying about booting to the win 7 disc
Without cleaning the HD it will play up.
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23 Jun 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

The hang at animation screen can be drivers loading failure. Try entering Device Manager during install using this method to uninstall any Devices in error (likely the Display) until it starts to the desktop when you can install or Update the driver.

Other tips for perfect install - use the ones which apply: Reinstalling Windows 7

If this fails, try wiping the HD from DVD command line: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Next reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI. Unplug all HD's and periperhals.

You may need to try install with only 2gb of RAM.

I would reconsider 64 bit with only 3gb of RAM - I consider 4gb to be the dividing line 32/64. If you try 32 bit first, you can also try an in-place Upgrade.
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