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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

20 Apr 2012   #220
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brightstar View Post
Hello, I'm new here.
I have a laptop that is HP Pavilion dv5, it has Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits installed on it, I have the 64 bit installation on a USB drive, can I install the 64 bit on my 32 bit system?

(PS: I have all my important stuff as a backup on my hard drive, and I'm totally ready for a clean installation.)
Yes, no problem, as long as you have a genuine product key. Only consider x64 if you have more than 4GB of RAM.


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20 Apr 2012   #221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Well, I've tried like a million times, but when I boot the computer , press ESC , and press the boot thingy from the USB, it keeps giving me an error! Anyone got a solution for this? Please help me, I'd be extremely grateful. :)

##EDIT: I have written down the error, so tell me if you need it.
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20 Apr 2012   #222

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Brightstar,

Yes, posting back with what the error message said would be helpful to be able to give a solution for if known. :)
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21 Apr 2012   #223

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Okay, here it is.
When i restarted my computer, and the HP Logo came, i pressed ESC for the startup menu, and then F9 for boot device options, and in the boot option menu i had three choices:
Notebook Hard Drive
Internal CD/DVD ROM
Sony Storage Media (My USB),
So I chose Sony Storage Media and then this came up:
Windows Boot Manager.
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
To fix the problem:
1. Insert you windows installation disk and restart your computer.
2. Choose you language settings and then click "next".
3. Click "Repair your computer".
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

^ That was the error. I guess.
So.. Help? I really need to install this 64 bit on my laptop, also when I did the "View and print detailed performance and system information", it said 64 capable: Yes.
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21 Apr 2012   #224

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


It sounds like the USB you made is not bootable due to some mistake made while creating it. Double check to make sure that you followed each step exactly, and if you may have missed one.

I'm assuming that you did OPTION ONE since you will not be able to do OPTION TWO to create a 64-bit USB on your 32-bit Windows 7. You would have to create it on a 64-bit Windows 7. If so, be sure that you didn't just copy the ISO to the USB. Instead, it must be extracted to the USB using one of the programs in the steps.

Hope this helps. :)
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21 Apr 2012   #225

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Well, I did use option one indeed, I did the exact same as this: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
I'm going to try option two and tell you my results :)
Thanks a lot.
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21 Apr 2012   #226

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thank you SO SO SO MUCH guys!!! I'm VERY grateful!!! LOL Yayy I'm so happy :)
I did method two and it worked! :)
I know im overreacting , sorry about that xP

##EDIT: Ooops sooo sorry for double post
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21 Apr 2012   #227

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

LOL, it's no problem. You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it working. :)
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21 Apr 2012   #228


I found your tutorial and am working through it. CLEAN ALL never finishes (or takes hours more than I have patience for). At least that's the case on Windows 7 pro on my Toshiba portege. The CLEAN command without the ALL option runs instantly. What was the significance of the CLEAN ALL vs CLEAN?
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21 Apr 2012   #229

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Soho,

They both basically do the same thing except that "Clean" doesn't do a secure erase like "Clean All" does. The secure erase part is what takes so long since it's overwritng every sector on the HDD with zeros.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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