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Windows 7: Windows 7 32 bit install fails, 64 bit install works?

05 Jul 2012   #1

WIndows XP/ WIndows 7 64 bit
Windows 7 32 bit install fails, 64 bit install works?

I have an OLD computer with a 2.4 GHz processor and 1 GB ram, running XP 32 bit. I wanted to upgrade to Windows 7, So I tried to install 32 bit windows 7, knowing my computer couldn't handle 64 bit. However, at the end, it simply told me "Installation Failed" and reverted to XP, with all my files. I tried multiple times, then I tried installing 64 bit windows 7, and surprisingly, it worked. However, it is laggy beyond belief, so I tried installing 32 bit again. Again the installation failed. Now I'm thinking of reverting BACK to XP. Please help!

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05 Jul 2012   #2
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You should have run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor which would clue you in advance to any issues you must resolve.

If you're willing to immediately upgrade RAM to max, at least 2gb might pass muster. I run 32 bit Win7 on old hardware with 2gb fine. Of course it would be better to have more.
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