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Windows 7: HELP! 64 bit install fails. 32 bit OK...?

24 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
HELP! 64 bit install fails. 32 bit OK...?

I tried 3 times to install from the 64 bit disk (full version arrived from Amazon on time...) and each time it seemed to go well but froze at "Welcome" screen. I waited more than an hour each time, to no avail. The system would not respond to anything except power off. Each time the restart dumped me back into the install process.

I tried the 32 bit disk. Worked first time. Clean as a whistle.

Now I don't know whether to stick with the 32 bit install but would be keen to get 64 bit working if poss...

The MSFT advisory didn't flag any issues with W7 for me.

Dell Latitude 2.3 GHz dual core CPU
ATI Radeon X1270

Any tips on getting 64 bit working welcomed, before I accept that I am doomed to stay 32 bit !!!


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24 Oct 2009   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

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24 Oct 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

You might try copying the files on the DVD to a spare partition/drive and run setup.exe from there... let us know how it goes... Also, remove all but one stick of memory when attempting to install...
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24 Oct 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Is your computer 64 bit compliant?

Did you leave enough room in your partition for 64 bit install? It requires more than 32.

I know in my case, it is sometimes the simple obvious things that I am doing wrong.
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