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Windows 7: install windows 7 from xp pro

01 May 2014   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

First I've heard that.


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02 May 2014   #12
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Here's the original thread I started about it, my very first posts on here. I had to work through a multitude of problems which were all sorted but the Windows installation never completed. It was only a year or so after that thread died out that I eventually realised what the problem was. I'd stagnated in my understanding of PCs and had got left behind somewhat, but I brought myself up to speed and found out that there was no way I could install a 64-bit OS on that machine. Bought the 32-bit and all went swimmingly.

I had used the Upgrade Advisor numerous times before purchasing the 64-bit though as back then money was tight and I couldn't afford to make a mistake, which I ultimately did. That's the God's honest truth as well people, I'd have no reason to fabricate that.
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02 May 2014   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So what was keeping you from installing 64 bit ?
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02 May 2014   #14
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I had a 32-bit system, like I say I really had stagnated at that point and had no idea what system I had beyond the being able to name my hardware. But the Upgrade Advisor said I was good to install a 64-bit version of Windows 7 so that's what I bought.
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02 May 2014   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And by that you mean you only had a 32 bit capable cpu, correct ?

As far as I know, that`s the only determining factor.

But don`t quote me on that
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02 May 2014   #16
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Well the processor was an AMD 64 5000+ Dual Core so I presumed that meant 64-bit, but the 64-bit installer just wouldn't get past the finalising stage whereas the 32-bit installed without a hitch.

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02 May 2014   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well I think we've scared the OP off...

Boozad with that system you could have run w7 64 bit but you seemed to have had a load of bad hardware, maybe even a bad board. It was older too so maybe w7 wasn't compatible although the advisor just reading the hardware said it was.

There were a lot of good ringing XP rigs that won't run w7, or if they would, not very well.

Yeah, if the CPU is 64 bit capable, then it will run a 64 bit OS.
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02 May 2014   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don`t see why it wouldn`t install on the hardware you listed. Odd

Maybe it didn`t like that silver neon bubble case , just kidding.
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02 May 2014   #19
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I got Windows 7 32-bit running on it fine, had it on there for about two years, it just wouldn't take the 64-bit for some reason. Never completely understood why.

Apologies to the OP for managing to derail a thread I had no intention of doing.
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02 May 2014   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

No prob. We want to hear about such failures since Upgrade Advisor is a tool we use here every day.
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