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Windows 7: Install 64Bit on clean Partition loads 32 bit?

14 Sep 2009   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

waifer

Where did you buy the dvd, or where did you download it from?

Ken


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14 Sep 2009   #12
waifer

XP-32 & W7-64
 
 
Clarification

First reading back I should clarify a couple of things.
I attended the Vancouver Win 7 launch Last Wednesday evening and we were given Windows 7 Ultimate when we all left. The package indicates both versions on the DVD either 32 or 64bit. It is a genuine licensed product.

Second, my system is running an AMD 64bit CPU.

I originally had removed Vista and re-installed XP 32Bit because at the time, I had a lot of graphics programs that I didn't want to compromise with 64bit not being compatible to all.

Since then, everyone has caught up to the 64 bit software, I would now like to run in 64 bit to take advantage of adding ram to push past the 4 gig limit.
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I took the C Drive with XPPro 32Bit on it and created a new partition, formatted as NTFS, and did a clean install of Win7. A screen came up with two choices normal or customized install. When asked, I chose customize and there was no option to indicate a choice for 64Bit only where to install. I chose the New Drive E and it just installed instantly at that point.

When checking the system information on computer properties, while in Win7, it is listed as 32 bit OS on the general tab.

It installed in new Drive E... so no point in looking for confirmation on the C drive, as was mentioned earlier?

I am thinking that formatting with NTFS picked up on the XP OS and made the drive ready as a 32 bit... That's what I am pondering.

I am looking for a way to backtrack and reinstall, but to make sure I can format this partition as a 64 Bit as there doesn't seem to be any other place to select it during install. Any help and I hope its a little clearer now.

Are there any switches to force a 64 bit install, or did I truly miss something ? I have checked the Win 7 M$ site but don't see this problem addressed anywhere yet.

Thanks.
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14 Sep 2009   #13
Antman

 

To clarify -

There is no single DVD with two different versions of the OS.

There are two individual DVDs, one 32-bit, one 64-bit.

Unless you have discovered something new. Examine the DVD contents.
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14 Sep 2009   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is possible to have both on the same disc, I just wasn't aware that Microsoft would release a disc like this. I've seen instructions for the USB flash drive install, where you can choose from any of the versions, and either platform.
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I chose customize and there was no option to indicate a choice for 64Bit only where to install.
Soon after, you should have seen a screen that let you choose which version of Windows 7 to install. That's where you can choose the platform.
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It installed in new Drive E... so no point in looking for confirmation on the C drive, as was mentioned earlier?
It should go without saying then, that his advice would apply to your E drive, since that is your system volume.
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did I truly miss something
My guess is, you either don't have both versions on the disc, or you clicked through the screen to choose which version of the OS too quickly.

The easiest way to solve the mystery is to pop the disc in your drive, and tell us what the volume label is.
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14 Sep 2009   #15
waifer

XP-32 & W7-64
 
 

Solved..
OK... the actual disk says 32 bit OS
The package says 32 Bit and/or 64 Bit
It is only a 32 bit version.
So sorry to waste your time here folks.

I was so hoping this wasn't the case, be sure if you go to the launch you query the version you get handed.

All the Best and thanks for trying to help -You all rock !

BTW Volume Label says GRMCULFRER_EN_DVD
Setup shows version - 6.1.7600.16385
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14 Sep 2009   #16
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waifer View Post
Solved..
OK... the actual disk says 32 bit OS
The package says 32 Bit and/or 64 Bit
It is only a 32 bit version.
So sorry to waste your time here folks.

I was so hoping this wasn't the case, be sure if you go to the launch you query the version you get handed.

All the Best and thanks for trying to help -You all rock !
Yes, we do.

All hope is not lost. It is reported that the key you have will also work on the 64-bit version. You have the expensive part. Now, just get the ISO/DVD.
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14 Sep 2009   #17
waifer

XP-32 & W7-64
 
 

Hot Damn )

Thanks Antman !! Any ideas where ? or can I use the Release Candidate which I downloaded already ?

The one that expires next yr.
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14 Sep 2009   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're key will work with the x64 version, so assuming you have the disc, you are all set. I'm not a fan of dual-booting, but you should certainly be able to have XP x86 and Windows 7 x64 on the same system.
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14 Sep 2009   #19
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waifer View Post
Hot Damn )

Thanks Antman !! Any ideas where ? or can I use the Release Candidate which I downloaded already ?

The one that expires next yr.
Contact MS. At a minimum, they will ship a 64-bit DVD to you for the shipping cost. That is what they did for Vista (non-Ultimate). Might even give you a download slot, but I do not think so.

And be careful asking for ISO sources at SevenForums. We rock and hammer.
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14 Sep 2009   #20
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

At one point, you could buy Vista x64 (media only) for $10 straight from Microsoft. This may or may not be an option until it is officially released, but you could just sit tight with x86 for now, and then when you have the option to buy the x64 disc, wipe your drives clean and install it as the only OS....because you'll quickly find you don't need XP anymore.
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