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Windows 7: from 32 bit to 64 bit

23 Jun 2010   #1
flawless

Windows 7
 
 
from 32 bit to 64 bit

Hi. I recently bought windows 7 and installed the 32-bit software. i then discovered that i also had the 64-bit disc. I tryed to install the 64-bit software and got this message: http://i45.tinypic.com/2dqvk2g.png
So i then went onto installing the 32-bit software again but choosing the 'custom [advanced]' option this time like the message said. once this was complete i tried to run the 64-bit software again and got the same message. Can anyone tell me what to do next?


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23 Jun 2010   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flawless View Post
Hi. I recently bought windows 7 and installed the 32-bit software. i then discovered that i also had the 64-bit disc. I tryed to install the 64-bit software and got this message: http://i45.tinypic.com/2dqvk2g.png
So i then went onto installing the 32-bit software again but choosing the 'custom [advanced]' option this time like the message said. once this was complete i tried to run the 64-bit software again and got the same message. Can anyone tell me what to do next?
32-bit Windows can only handle 32-bit software.
64-bit Windows can handle 32-bit and 64-bit software.

If you wish to have 64-bit Windows then you must install it first. 32-bit Windows cannot upgrade to 64-bit.
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23 Jun 2010   #3
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums!

You cannot "upgrade" from 32-bit to 64-bit. You have to completely reinstall the OS by booting from the 64-bit disc.

If you have any personal data/programs installed, they will need to be backed up and reinstalled, as you will end up with a clean slate.
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23 Jun 2010   #4
flawless

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums!

You cannot "upgrade" from 32-bit to 64-bit. You have to completely reinstall the OS by booting from the 64-bit disc.

If you have any personal data/programs installed, they will need to be backed up and reinstalled, as you will end up with a clean slate.
Just to clarify, i need to reformat my pc using the 64-bit disc? And thank you for the warm welcome
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23 Jun 2010   #5
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flawless View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums!

You cannot "upgrade" from 32-bit to 64-bit. You have to completely reinstall the OS by booting from the 64-bit disc.

If you have any personal data/programs installed, they will need to be backed up and reinstalled, as you will end up with a clean slate.
Just to clarify, i need to reformat my pc using the 64-bit disc? And thank you for the warm welcome
Yes, that is what you would need to do.
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23 Jun 2010   #6
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flawless View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums!

You cannot "upgrade" from 32-bit to 64-bit. You have to completely reinstall the OS by booting from the 64-bit disc.

If you have any personal data/programs installed, they will need to be backed up and reinstalled, as you will end up with a clean slate.
Just to clarify, i need to reformat my pc using the 64-bit disc?
That's one way of wording it. You need to reinstall Windows by booting from the 64-bit disc.
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23 Jun 2010   #7
flawless

Windows 7
 
 

Ok. Thanks alot guys.
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23 Jun 2010   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flawless View Post
Hi. I recently bought windows 7 and installed the 32-bit software. i then discovered that i also had the 64-bit disc. I tryed to install the 64-bit software and got this message: http://i45.tinypic.com/2dqvk2g.png
So i then went onto installing the 32-bit software again but choosing the 'custom [advanced]' option this time like the message said. once this was complete i tried to run the 64-bit software again and got the same message. Can anyone tell me what to do next?
Boot from 64 bit dvd format drive, install 64bit done. Make sure there is not data that you need you are going to loose everything on the drive


Ken
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23 Jun 2010   #9
flawless

Windows 7
 
 

Does anyone know how reformat on an acer pc? when i used vista it used to be alt+f10 but that doesn't seem to work now im using windows 7.
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23 Jun 2010   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flawless View Post
Does anyone know how reformat on an acer pc? when i used vista it used to be alt+f10 but that doesn't seem to work now im using windows 7.

When you boot from the win 7 dvd it will give you the option to format and install.
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