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can i install win 7 32 bit on a 64bit machine

Question: can i install win 7 32 bit on a 64bit machine

I have a 64 bit laptop with Win 7 64 bit installed. I have an application that absolutely must use 32 bit. Can I install Win 7 32 bit O/S on this 64 bit piece of hardware?

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Answer: can i install win 7 32 bit on a 64bit machine

Yes, your laptop can run either version of Windows 7. What program is it that will not run in Windows 7 64 bit? Is your problem drivers or something else?

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Intel E8500 CPU
4Gb RAM
PS I want to use this as a game server what would you recommend and I will be file sharing with my windows 7 machine
 

Answer:Can I install a 64bit os on this machine?

Answer to thread question: Yes.

C_N1 said:


PS I want to use this as a game server what would you recommend and I will be file sharing with my windows 7 machineClick to expand...

Not sure what recommendations you are asking for, but depending on the game/server it seems the machine will run well for what you ask of it.
 

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I have been trying to install Vista for days now on my new gaming machine but it just won't work. I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Rev 2.1 mobo, Gigabyte 8800GT graphics card, 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB drives in RAID 0 and 4GB of TEAM Xtreem Dark PC2-6400 CL4 ram. I have been into the BIOS and enabled RAID and setup a RAID array in RAID BIOS. I have also downloaded the correct RAID driver from the Gigabyte website and I load it when windows prompts me.

Here is what's happening.

Everything good during windows install until it gets to completing installation part. Computer restarts as it says and then continues to install windows. Screen goes black and I lose power to mouse, keyboard and all usb ports. Any ideas?

If it is my RAID array being incorrectly setup what would it be that I have done wrong? The BIOS seems very simple so I don't quite know how I would have made a mistake. The only thing I can think of is the stripe size part which I left at 128KB.

I have 4GB of ram in 4x1GB sticks which came in pairs. I put one pair in one colour slot and the other pair in the other colour slot. Could this be an issue? I haven't done anything with the ram in the BIOS.

In the BIOS do I need SATA AHCI Mode enabled? It's currently disabled.

I put my drives in the yellow SATAII0 and SATAII1 ports and my cd drive in the SATAII2 port. Is this correct?

I'm fresh out of ideas guys, please help.

Answer:Can't install Vista 64bit on new machine

The thing I keep seeing all over this forum is when you have 4x1GB of ram remove two of them and try again. Once you're set up and running with all downloaded patches and SP1 put your ram back in.

I hope this helps

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

I currently have two 64 bit laptops that I'd like to downgrade to Windows XP Pro 32 bit.

Both are HP dv6 models.

The first is I believe a dv6-1350us and is running Windows Vista.

According to the tech guy he says I have to install a 64-bit operating system like XP Pro 64. I'd like to confirm if this is really true or not.

The second computer is dv6-1355dx and running Windows 7 Home Premium. So can I downgrade this to XP Pro 32 bit?

Supposedly there are drivers available to make this change. But according to my tech guy he believes I have to use a 64 bit operating system with a 64 bit machine. So maybe Windows XP Pro 64 bit would work.

Any help or suggestions would be great.

Thanks
 

Answer:Can I Install XP Pro 32bit on my 64bit machine?

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Upgrade from Vista HP to W7 64b on 32b comp. Curently running Vista Home Premium 32 bit and want to install windows 7 64bit. Computer has 32bit hardware. Is it even possible?

Answer:Install 64bit windows 7 on 32bit machine

It is not possible to install a 64 bit OS on 32 bit hardware.

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Hi,

Seen some very helpful posts on here whilst trying to resolve my issue mentioned above, so thought I'd join up and see if anybody could advise on my issue.

Trying to install IE11 on a Windows 7 64bit machine with SP1 installed.

Machine previously had IE8, went to IE11 direct download from the website, which resulted in an error saying it had failed to install.
Tried performing the update from Windows Update, on system restart the machine had IE10 installed with the error "9C59", having researched this error code it seems it's not very informative.

Microsofts suggestion for this code was to uninstall IE9 and try again.
I uninstalled IE10, tried again, and then uninstalled IE9, tried again, same result each time.

I then ensured all Pre-Requisite updates had been installed by manually checking each one from microsofts website, then repeated the installation attempt, no luck.

Ran the SUR tool, which seems to indicate no issues.
Then SFC, which has highlighted a few errors.

I've attached the CheckSUR.log, CheckSUR.persist.log and the SFC details from the CBS.log.

Hopefully somebody has some pointers into how this issue can be resolved.

Thanks in advance, your time and expertises are greatly appreciated.

Answer:IE11 won't install on Windows 7 64bit Machine, Error 9C59

I'm no expert so wont try to read logs but Googling this as "ie11 install error 9c59" I would say you need to ensure two things. That you've done an Elevated Disk Cleanup (Tutorial Step 6 HERE) and ensure that your system is otherwise fully up to date. IE11 wont install until SP1 is installed and you haven't mentioned that. Is your system totally up to date otherwise?

SP1 installs easier if you disable any antivirus during the process.

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Hello,

I got a Dell XPS 8910 with the i7-6700k which comes with Windows 10 installed.
I would like to install windows 7 any with any X32 or X64 bit.

What I did is installed windows 7 ultimate with X64 bit.
The problem I got was during the installation there is no keyboard and there is no mouse working !! and I solve the problem as following :

1- If you have bootable windows 7 usb drive JUMB THIS STEP.
OR You have to make bootable windows 7 usb drive. ( any version you like ).
to do that have windows 7 ISO file and use powerISO software (PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive) to make one.
google the internet for this method or any other method to make one.

2 - download Windows 7* USB 3.0 Creator Utility for the windows you are using now (Download Windows 7* USB 3.0 Creator Utility)

3 - plug the bootable windows 7 usb drive in your PC and run the Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility as administrator.

4 - when the utility start, choose the USB drive path (bootable windows 7 usb drive) and click on creat Image.
when it done. that all !

Take the bootable windows 7 usb drive and use it with Dell XPS 8910 to install windows 7 from usb port as usual.
This method work for me after week of pain , Now I have installed windows 7 ultimate on Dell XPS 8910 instead of windows 10 and the problem was no keyboard or mouse working during the installation of windows 7 but after these steps everythin... Read more

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If I buy a 64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS, CAN I :

Make 4 partitions, the below
VISTA 32BIT
VISTA 64BIT
Kubuntu 9.04 64bit full dvd version [when ready]
Kubuntu 9.04 32bit full dvd version [when ready] ????

Answer:64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS,CAN I have 32bit & 64bit vista partitions

Yes, you should be able to do that, well that is if you know how to create a partiotion..

Amplid

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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Have a program that will only install and work on 32bit vista or xp business/professional systems. Toshiba Laptop I use is a 64 bit machine and currently has win7   64bit home on it. I am considering to install on seperate  partition Vista business 32 bit os . Will i be able to use program on that partion/ os ? Main point is will the Vista 32bit act as 32 bit or will it install as 64 bit and be  of no benefit for my program ?

Answer:if i install vista business 32bit on 64bit machine will os operate as 32bit

Yes

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Hi all,

I want to update the drivers for my GTX260 graphics card.
I downloaded the appropriate driver for my OS, Vista Home premium 64 bit (OEM):
Driver: 182.06_geforce_winvista_64bit_english_whgl.
But when I try to run the driver application I get the following error:

"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running.Check your computer's system information to see wether you need an x86(32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact your software publisher".

I have the same problem with 64bit NVidia networkcontrollers.

Is this a known problem or am I doing something wrong?

thanks

stefan

System: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz, 8GB RAM, Geforce GTX260, Asus P5N-D (nForce 750ichipset)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP1 (OEM)

Answer:Unable to install 64bit NVidia drivers on Vista 64bit

I was just wondering if this could be just an installer problem.
The filesize of 182.06_geforce_winvista_64bit_english_whql is just 22kb.
I noticed on another site (64bit and x64) they have a download of the same driver that is a 100 MB.

Is anyone familiar with start64.com? Can I safely download the NVidia drivers
from there?

And do I really need to install 64bit versions of the driver or can I just as well install the 32 bit version of the same driver (even though my OS is 64 bit) ???

Any help would be much appreciated!

stefan

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Hi there !

I'm user of windows 10 Pro 64bit.
I have version 1607 , OS build 14393.447.

I'm using this system/computer for producing music.
So, there are various VST instruments installed.
One program/instrument requires, when i load it, activation keys and machine ID (freshly installed windows).
Ok, so far so good.
I can register that plugin and all keys are working.
But, after some time , i guess, machine ID changes and i must require activation keys again.
That happened after weekly updates or last time i didn't even have computer connected to internet for about one week and activation keys appeared again.
Why is that happening, like machine ID is changing very often.
I don't remember that in windows 8.1 or earlier versions, just when re-installing windows or major updates.

Best

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I ordered win7 pro 32 bit to go on my 32 bit dell computer. I replaced the HDD also. Can you install the 64 Bit version
on a 32 bit machine?

Answer:64Bit on a 32Bit Machine?

It depends on your CPU. You can't install a 64bit os on a computer with a 32bit processor,
 
Use this utility to find out. Any modern processor is 64bit.
 
https://www.grc.com/securable.htm

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Hi all,

I need to build new computer for 64 bit edition. So I need your suggetions,

thanks
 

Answer:BUILDING A 64bit MACHINE

abit fatal1ty an8 sli !!!!

im goin to after christmas when i get to spend my money on myslef.
 

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Hello all,
My job has me traveling 100% of the time, so I cannot go a day without a laptop. I recently found out that my computer does not like Jameson and Coke as much as I do, so I had to purchase another one asap. I'm working contract work right now on Navy installations, and as more than a few of you here know, that the NEX does not really carry next gen machines. I have the old hard drive out of my old machine and am using a SATA to USB cable to pull all of my information off of it. I than ran into a problem when trying to do some reports. I use a program called Neat Receipts for documention of expenditures and it will not run on Vista 64 bit.

Long story short, I was wondering if was at all possible to boot from my old laptops hard drive via the cable?

I was also wondering, I purchased a HP Pavilion DV2940SE because it was the "best" laptop they had there. But I ran a test and found it will not perform in the new up and coming MMO, Warhammer. I was wondering if there was any way to change the graphics card out of this system without causing more problems.

Thanks a lot!
 

Answer:New Machine w/ Vista 64bit

You can't boot Windows from an external drive. Since 64-bit Windows isn't supported, you'd have to install a 32-bit version of Windows if you need to use this program.

Very few laptops allow the video cards to be swapped. As far as I know, HP laptops don't support this either.
 

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Hi

I have upgraded my NB550D to Windows7 Home Premium and installed 4Gb RAM.
It's working much better but want to go further and do a _clean install_ of Windows7 Ultimate _64bit_ in order to take full advantage of theupgrade in RAM.

My question is: What do I do about the Toshiba drivers for 64bit? I presume i will need some?

What is the best way to go about the upgrade - any help will be appreciated! :D

Answer:NB550D - Best way to install Win 7 64bit and 64bit drivers

If you would switch to Win 7 64bit then you will need some Win 7 64bit drivers.
On the Toshiba European driver page I could find some 64bit drivers but it looks like not all Toshiba tools for Win 7 64bit are released.

Drivers for WLan or BT stack can be found here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/bluetooth/

All other drivers or Toshiba tools like value added package or Face Recognition, Eco Utility and others could be used from other notebook series? for example Satellite C660D or other series like L750D, L755D or C670D
Surely you have to pay attention to the built in graphic chip, LAN or chipset?
Use the drivers which are released for the chips in NB550D

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Hey,

I have searched all over the internet and found no solution to my problem. But considering my situation I am sure there must be a solution so here goes.
Short story: My pc says its 64bit capable but it doesn't seem to be able to recognize any 64bit install disks. What should I do?

Long story: A while back I upgraded from vista to windows 7. When I did this I could choose between a 32bit and a 64bit installation. I tried 64bit but it said that was not possible on my computer (I cant remember the exact error message). I didn't make much of it and just installed 32bit. But now I need 64bit for the new adobe video editor. I don't have that first windows 7 install disk. But I since bought a new windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disk. When I insert this and start up the laptop it simply says: system disk error or non system disk.
It seems like my pc is not 64 bit capable and so cannot recognize the disk. But on my pc specs (you can check your specs somewhere) it says that my pc processor is 64bit capable.
I'm not sure what this means. Does this mean the processor is 64bit capable but the hard drive or motherboard is not?
All the hardware (except the battery and power cable) is still the original from when I bought the laptop (3 years ago) so it wouldn't make any sense to have a 64bit processor with an inferior motherboard/hard drive.

I don't know why my pc wont install 64bit. What should I do?

Things I've tried:
- I read somewhere if you have more than 2GB RAM that could b... Read more

Answer:Cant install 64bit even though my processor is 64bit capable.

I would recommend at least 4 GB of RAM and at least 20GB of free Hard disk space. If your HDD is 20GB then I would consider getting a new hard disk to find Windows and any ADobe apps as they do considerably use up a lot of disk space.

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I have a Dell Xps/410, running Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit. Intel Q6600 2.4GHz. processor, Nvidia 8600GTS 256 video card with 250 Gb. SATA II hard drive and Creative audio.
Everytime I try to install the WIndows 7 BETA version it doesn't recognize the CD. I have made the CD-ROM first priority in the system's BIOS but it still doesn't work. Anyone have any suggestion? Would this happen to have something to do with my system being a DELL?
Or maybe I should consider wiping the hard drive first and then trying to install Windows 7 version.
 

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I have a problem and the only way I can possibly get around this problem is by having both the 64 bit and 32 bit OS installed on my PC.

I have an Epson Stylus PhotoRX685 all in one printer, for which the drivers for the scanner don't work on Windows 7 x64bit. I have been on to customer support and have been duly informed that they are not going to be making a compatable driver for the printer. I have already tried to use the Vista x64 bit driver but to no avail.

Because I cannot afford to buy a new scanner I want to install both the OS's on my PC in the hope that the x32bit driver the Windows 7 will work the scanner.

Here is my plan, I got 2 HDD's on my PC one 500GB and one 80GB, I have just created a 75GB partition on my 500GB HDD which also has the OS installed on it. I use the smaller HDD for my back ups, and I would ideally like to continue to use this HDD for my backups as it is a separate HDD.

Would I be able install the x32bit OS to the partition on the 75GB partition which is on the HDD that my main OS is on, or would I have to put it on the separate HDD?

Would I then be able to then somehow create some sort of network or would it be possible for me to just access the images that I would have scanned without having to put them on a flash drive or DVD or something and if so how?

Also would it be possible for me to us the XP mode to see if my printer would work in that or is the XP mode not a virtual machine?

All your help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Installing Windows 7 64bit and 32 bit on the same machine!

Did you buy one key and get 2 DVD's?

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Hi All -
I recently built a new Win7-64bit machine which is suffering from somewhat random BSOD's (I have encountered 4 BSOD's in the past 11 days). I have the latest BIOS installed and I think I have updated all of my drivers updated. 3 of the 4 BSOD titles have been MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (the 4th was SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION), so I have run 2 different memory checks - both of which passed at 100%. The machine is for development, so SQL2008, VS2008, IIS along with Outlook, etc. are all running when it crashes. Finally, it mostly crashes at night (when unattended). Hopefully some of these clues help.

I have attached a zip of all 4 Mini dumps in txt form. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:BSOD in new Win7 64bit machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tshawver


Hi All -
I recently built a new Win7-64bit machine which is suffering from somewhat random BSOD's (I have encountered 4 BSOD's in the past 11 days). I have the latest BIOS installed and I think I have updated all of my drivers updated. 3 of the 4 BSOD titles have been MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (the 4th was SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION), so I have run 2 different memory checks - both of which passed at 100%. The machine is for development, so SQL2008, VS2008, IIS along with Outlook, etc. are all running when it crashes. Finally, it mostly crashes at night (when unattended). Hopefully some of these clues help.

I have attached a zip of all 4 Mini dumps in txt form. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



I am afraid we need the actual DMP files. use these instructions to find and upload them. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html
thanks

Ken

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hi everyone,

I barely bought a hp pavillion dv4-1283cl Laptop. It already had windows vista 64 bit on it. I really dont like this system since first of all I feel i'm not quite in charge and second of all it doesn't work with a couple of my devices.
Anyways, I want to 1) either completely get rid of vista and get XP instead
Or 2) have xp installed alongside, if i'm not wrong called dual booting.

In order to achieve my initial goal, I put my bootable xp cd in the drive and booted from the cd, So the xp would start loading the files but at some point i would get an error message and system wouldn't do anything further so i had to restart the system. It wouldn't damage my Vista either, so i could start vista normally and used it.
here is part of the error message:
"check for viruses on your computer (I'm sure i dont have any). Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure its properly configured and terminated."

Now i'm even content if i could have xp along the vista (64 bit) if thats possilbe at all.
Using Vista's disk shrink function, i created a new partition on the C drive, just in case i could get the xp installed on it. but like i said, it wouldn't boot from the cd and when i run the xp CD in the Vista , it doesn't let me install it or do anything.

I'm positive that xp should be able to run on this machine some how, cuz on hp's website i could ... Read more

Answer:Installing XP on a 64bit Vista machine

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Ok The title pretty much sums it up, The story goes like this, on the 23/6/2012 i got my new PC after tossing out my old AMD machine the specs are as followed:

Motherboard - Intel DH67CL (With latest Bios version)
CPU - Core I5 3550 Quad core processor (Ivy Bridge)
RAM - 12 GB RAM
Graphics - Default HD graphics 2500
Audio - Onboard Realtek hd Audio
HDD - 1TB HDD
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 edition SP1
AV - Avg free 2013 - Was 2012

Now for the first 2 months it absolutly rocked i only ever got one BSOD in the entire 2 months and it was due to something stupid i did, besides that it was a perfect machine, anyway Then something happened to my windows (i suspect it was a damaged file or Virus), I had to remove windows and re-install it again i changed nothing, i put the same software, the same drivers, The same everything But ever since then i will constantly be getting random BSOD's at any given time for no apperant reason, even while running idle, sometimes it would run for 2 or three days non stop, then suddenly I'd decide to play a game and it would halt and display the BSOD.

I know i don't have heating issues, the temparature remains well within the 40's so its not getting hot, I tried installing SP1 hoping it would fix it, but no such luck, I take good care of my OS I regularly use cleaning tools like Ccleaner, Regcure, AVG, I defrag my disks every month and so forth but that doesn't seem to solve the problem, I tried running SFC /Scannow, it told me there were problems ... Read more

Answer:BSOD Anytime anywhere on 64bit machine

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Does it really matter if I install 32bit XP on a 64bit machine? I'm particularly concerned that games might not perform as well as they otherwise would. I'm aware that 32 bit XP will only accommodate a maximum of 4GB RAM, but apart from that, is there any difference?

Answer:[SOLVED] 32bit XP for a 64bit machine

There'll be no problem at all, the 32bit version has better drivers support and better compatibility with older softwares. The memory shouldn't be a problem either, I don't think there are many games around that can make use of more than 2GB of RAM.

Note that XP 32bit will probably not detect 4GB of memory if you have 4GB installed. If you want more information about that you can read this thread starting at "About the memory now". It won't make a big difference with games anyway, once you have more than 1GB of RAM the things that really matter are your CPU and video card performances.

Apps that are designed specifically to take advantage of the 64bit features will perform faster on a 64bit OS, but most of these are professional apps. Games may perform better if they can benefit from faster memory access but you shouldn't see a big difference.

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So I am building a computer and have just ordered my parts. Was just wondering would I be able to install a VM of WinXP 32bit on it if I install Win 7 64bit as the physical OS on the machine without any problems?
 

Answer:Solved: VMs on a Win7 64bit machine

Yes, but you will need to enable "Virtualization" mode in your BIOS before running ANY VM's.
 

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I have purchase new PC with i7 3.20 processor, want to know if you can i run windows xp pro 32bit on a 64bit machine ( I see some answers from 2007)
 

Answer:can i run windows xp 32bit on a 64bit machine

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As the title says, im upgrading from 32bit to 64bit(both XP). The reason is because i just ordered a 2x2gb ram sticks of newegg and i want my system to read all of my memory.

But hmpm... so i have found all of my drivers that are 64bits for my hardware. But i cant seem to find my CHIPSET driver since i dont even know where to look for it(i dont know my motherboard manufacturer, etc...)

By any chance is there some way to find it even if i dont know the manufacturer of my mobo?

Att, Rey .

PS: my mobo is compatible with vista, i remember when i bought it, like 7 months ago, the box said so.

Answer:Upgrading my machine from XP 32BIT to XP 64BIT.

Hi,
What is the make and model of this computer?
Bill

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Hi all, I need to do the following: I have a driver installed in one machine (Sdo Sensor V2 version 10.0.10240.16384, Microsoft) that I need to install in another machine. Is there a way to extract the driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2? I know that there are 3rd party tools that do this, any recommendation? Thanks
P.D.:The reason I want to do this is that I can't find these drivers anywhere on the web, not even in Dell's Support site

Answer:Extract driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2?

on machine 1

Make a D:\DRIVERS folder

from cmd prompt type..

Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\Drivers

on machine 2
point device manager to the D:\drivers folder to load the drver

change BOLD text to suit your needs

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Will 32bit hardware work in a 64bit machine?

I'm upgrading from win7 32bit to Win7 64bit. I'm having trouble with my sound card. It is 32bit. There are no 64bit drivers for it. However it is a Sound Blaster PCI 128 (I'm assuming 'bit'). I know its old but its reliable and it has served me very well in the past.

It doesn't seems to be able to install win Win7 64bit. (It did before on win7 32bit) The error message says "incorrect handlers" when I install the drivers.

I wonder if I have to buy a whole new soundcard or is there a trick to installing 32bit hardware on a 64bit machine.
 

Answer:Will 32bit hardware work in a 64bit machine?

With no 64-bit drivers available, you are going to need a new card.
 

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Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.

Answer:Installing Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tarkus13


Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.


Yes you can

Advantages
smaller resources footprint, less problems with drivers, less minimum system requirements

Dis advantages
Somewhat slower, can only use ~3,25 gigs of ram even if more is installed
Ken

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Hi

I have a surface pro running Win 8.1 and im fairly sure I have up to date Java. I am a bit of a non technical guy but keep my pc up to date. Im trying to install some software (touchgraph) and failing at first hurdle as it throws the error as shown in image below (which says cant locate suitable 32bit JRE). Can you help?

Answer:java32 bit installer error on 64bit machine

First thing to do might to check and be absolutely sure you have the 32-bit JRE or JDK installed. You might have installed the 64-bit JRE/JDK instead thinking that you needed to use that because you had a 64-bit OS. Both the 32 and 64-bit JRE/JDK should be able to peacefully coexist on the same system, so no need to uninstall one just to install the other.

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I am unable to get upgraded to IE 10 and I ran accross a post via google where you fixed it what appears to be the same for someone else, and I'm hoping for the same.

It goes through the installation process, then reads "restarting programs" before getting the installation failed message, the installation error code I get through Win Update is 9C59


Tried installing with a clean boot with no result.
I ran the sfc /scannow and attached the csb dir, I had to break it into two zips as it was over the 8mb limit.

Thanks

Answer:Installing IE 10 Fails on my Windows 7 64bit machine

when I used IE it seemed to a little sluggish so i swapped over to firefox and IMO its much better as it does crash or slow down as much as IE I would suggest this

BUT if your heart is set on ie you can uninstall it completely and re-download it at this link(official)
Internet Explorer - Microsoft Download Center

good luck

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I've had some drama with a corrupted BOOT drive. To cut the story short I need to do a clean install on a brand new HD. I have created a Windows Easy Transfer file on an external drive.

I'm about to format the C: drive and do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit version. All my applications are still installed on two other drives in the same machine. I had nothing installed on the C: drive. When I transfer my settings back to my C: drive from the MIG file will I still need to re-install all my apps or will it pick them in situ, as I haven't modified any of the other drives?

Answer:Transfer to same machine (Win7 64bit ultimate)

You must reinstall all programs to a newly installed OS because they write registry keys which integrate themselves into the OS until uninstalled, which is also why they should be installed on the same partition with the OS.

You can separate your data out to another partition so if you must reimage Win7 on C because it becomes irreparable, your data is intact, current and waiting on the other partitiion.

I do not recommend Easy Transfer because it can fail and you must try to pry your data out of it. Easier to just drag your User folders to external.

Other steps here to to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I would like a copy of the following file, if someone could zip it up and attach it here, that would be sweet.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\hidusb.sys
 

Answer:Someone have a windows 10 64bit machine, I need a file. (hidusb.sys)

Compressed/Archive file formats are not permitted to be uploaded.

A reputable file sharing host should be used.
 

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Hi all,
 
I was wondering if anyone could help me out with one of our laptops that keeps getting random BSOD.  I've attached the minidump and I've used BlueScreenView program to view the log and here's what it says:
- BAD_POOL_HEADER
- PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
- KMKODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
- SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
- IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
 
The laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad E540 and I've used the Lenovo System Update to update the drivers such as wireless NIC and also the BIOS but laptop is still getting BSOD.  Thank you in advance.
 
Regards,
Edgar

Answer:Random BSOD on a Windows 7 64bit machine

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Hi,

I currently have a Compaq Presario SR500 Desktop Pc which has 2GB of Ram and a 1.6Ghz processor. I have a Samsung HD161HJ 160GB Sata Hard Drive installed in it running 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.

I am trying to put the hdd into a HP S5300uk which has a 320GB Western Digital WD3200AAJS Sata Hard Drive installed running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium OA running on it.

I have tried to put the Samsung HDD into the s5300uk Pc but it comes up with Windows Startup Repair and that says it cannot repeair the start up sequence. I have put the HDD back into my old pc and it works fine.

I did some nosing around using the Command Prompt and it came up that it was attempting to boot from X:\, which does not exist on my HDD.

Is there something I need to do to prepare my HDD to go into the HP PC?

Thanks In Advance!

vR

Answer:Windows 7 32bit HDD in a 64bit HP S5300uk Machine

was win7 64 installed on that computer? if not, most likely you will have to reinstall using the vista7 64 disk.

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I want to upgrade a 2008 Win7 Pro 32bit computer to Win7 Ultimate 64bit.

Have new mobo, processor, 16gb memory, 256gb SSD. Would like to be able to use my 32bit programs for a while, until I can replace them with 64bit progs.

How can I do this? Or do I need to have two machines?

I have searched this forum and found some old posts that suggested I start a new thread.

Very grateful for your help.

Answer:How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate

Most 32bit apps will run fine on 64bit Windows, unless they have 32bit driver dependencies or include 16bit code.

What apps are you using, specifically, that you are concerned about? You might want to search the compatibility catalog first to see if any have been officially tested and submitted:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...Language=en-US

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Firstly, I keep getting all these spam emails I can't get rid of. They are from randomly generated hotmail accounts soliciting porn. I have Adaware and spybot, as well as Kaspersky Internet Security. Adaware and spybot both give a clean report, but the emails continue. I am using an online mediacom email host, nothing like Outlook or anything like that. I've never had an issue like this and I have no idea where I could have possibly picked this crap up from. I'm quite careful about what I put on my machine and I am somewhat computer savvy. I'm running Vista 64.

Also, on a side note, Kaspersky has been of no use to me as of yet, I've had a few issues with it. Firstly, the databases are always obsolete, even immediately after an update. Secondly, it's always telling me "training" is required on 50 spam emails. When I go into this it appears that Outlook is the only email thing it can help me out with. Most importantly however, after a system scan, the program reports multiple viruses/trojans, but the "disinfect" option is faded out and I cannot clean the detected threats. Anyone that has some experience with this application willing to help me out?

Answer:Unsolveable spam emails/Infected machine Vista 64bit

bump.

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Hello out there, does any body know what causes the stop error 0x00000101? I have the i7 with 12 gig ram. This Hp machine has been displaying bsod ever since I bought it 18 months ago and nobody at hp can figure it out. Somtimes the error is the 0.....124. I get these errors a few times per week. I have a Raid 1 system if that helps. Help please Thanks for any feedback. Anthonyg

Answer:stop errors on vista ultimate 64bit machine with i7 chip.

Im looking up the other error, but 124 means hardware.
Do you get beeps on boot?

STOP 0x00000101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT Usual causes: Device driver, BIOS bug, hardware defect

Its a hardware problem.
Most common is memory.

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OK so I have two Edius editing machines at work I have to upgrade to a 64bit OS because Adobe after effects CS4 is a resource hog and we need more than 4GB of mem (well more than 3.25 because of the 32bit limitation). So the company that built these was nice enough to send me Vista 64bit and an additional 4GB of memory for each machine (because they royally screwed up by admiting that After effects was a known resource hog and we should have had more memory but we couldnt put in more memory because they sold us the 32bit XP lol).

So anyway.... I now have Vista 64bit sitting in my hands and it amazingly enough comes with the free upgrade to Win 7 64bit, which I would assume since it isnt out until after october 22nd I can not get it until then.

So I am faced with a IT problem management wants the 64bit OS and memory upgrade so the editors will run smoother.... but I know from my own experience while Vista isn't horrible, it isnt exactly great and Win 7 is much much better.

Do I:

Leave the XP 32bit until october 22nd, then do the Win7 install and memory upgrades having a completely clean and fresh system

Go ahead and do the Vista install now along with the memory upgrades then on the 22nd get the Win 7 upgrade and do an inplace upgrade of Vista 64bit to win 7 64bit

OR....

I can't usee the keys I get but I can download from MSDN a copy of Win 7 (If I remember correctly you can install now without a key or put in a key but do not activate it and just change th... Read more

Answer:Vista 64bit to 7 64bit upgrade, an IT admins dillema, install, upgrade or MSDN it now

If you put Win7 from MSDN on there, the upgrade key won't work since the MSDN version is a Retail Full install.

I would just put Vista64 on there and then do a clean install of Win7 come October.
Btw, Vista64 SP2 works very very well, I was very surprised at how well it worked and had absolutely no issues the 4 months that I used it on my main machine (my HTPC was running Vista64 for about a year but I only watched media with it). Win7 is on all my machines now.
 

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Downloaded and ran 0zus06ww.exe, which produced a folder structure in C:\Drivers. Inside I found Setup.exe. Upon running that with administrator privilege and clicking Next, I get an alert box containing only a red circle with an "X" inside.The solution was to use the file SetupUSB3_Dell.exe - which contained all the right stuff marked with the Intel brand - nothing was marked with the Dell brand.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:P580 clean install Win 7 Ultimate 64bit - Can't install Intel USB 3.0 driver

solved

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Originally I set it to install and walked away came back hours later so I wasn't at the pc watching things. Anyways I managed to damage some files or something and for whatever reasons i could not figure out how to repair them. The microsoft forum was a bust no even one person tried to help me so I got sick of waiting and deleted the partition on the drive and made a new one and formatted it within the installer loaded from boot of the vista CD. That part went fine and quick. However when arriving at the step where its expanding files it took almost an hour before it spun up the CD and began increasing beyond 0%. From there up to 5% at best increases (avg 3%) then the CD spins down and idles for at least several minutes and then spins up gets a little farther and repeat. Basically the amount of time its just sitting there is probably 20 times or more longer than the time its actually progressing. Why is this? Is it supposed to do that? It seems odd to me that it wouldn't just keep spinning the CD and continuously progressing. Especially on a system with a dual core 3.2 ghz and 2GB of ram installs should zip through no time at all. I'm sure the install will be done before anyone replies but i thought I would check here in case its something I should be concerned about as a possible problem with my system.
 

Answer:Clean install of Vista 64bit on brand new pc is this norma install behavior?

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Installing some drivers went OK after clean install. I was not aware of any special settings or any need to install certain drivers in order. So perhaps I didn't do something right. I noticed that there was no WiFi service. I downloaded and ran the file 0zwl03ww.exe, which is listed as the 32/64 Intel WiFi driver for Win 7. I got a message indicating that something might have gone wrong with the install. So I chose to re-run it. I was asked if I wanted to overwrite some existing file. I said "Yes To All". The result was a message saying "Access Denied". Afterward, there was still no WiFi service and no WiFi driver shown in Device Manager. I restarted the PC, hoping this would help. Still no WiFi and nothing shown in Device Manager. I looked at the C:\Drivers folder containing the driver files and subdirs. I removed these and tried removing the folder. I was not allowed to do so. I checked the security setting on the folder and was shown a red X with a message saying the security settings are not available. When I try re-installing the driver, I get the same results reported (files to be overwritten), but no files are shown in Windows Explorer in that folder. I tried restoring the original folder from Recycle Bin. The restore happened but now the files are gone. There is another driver supplied for Liteon & CyberTan; this does not seem to be the correct driver. So the PC works, LAN works, wired internet OK - but I'm stuck with no WiFi. Ca... Read more

Answer:P580 clean install Win 7 Ultimate 64bit - Can't install Intel WiFi driver correctly

I found and ran a setup.exe for Win7 inside the extracted folder. I went through the install routine choosing Typical and was told "Intel ProSet Wireless/WiFi software setup wizard ended prematurely" with no further explanation given.

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Hello from a first timer here.

I'm using HP pavilion DV7-1195nr, 4gig, 9600m gt 1gig. I had Vista 64bit Prem. that ran just fine, and I did the Win 7 Prem. upgrade. It seems to run smooth until I started getting bsod. I decided to do a full install of Win 7 Prem from my upgrade disc. I booted to the cd, formatted my drive partitions, it created a 100mb partition.
I did the double install way to make the activation work.
Ok, the first install I did not update the firmware. and got all kind of bsod etc problems. Main culprit then was the wifi card driver.
I flashed my bios, got all my updated drivers for everything and did another fresh install which is where I'm today. I might not have installed my chip set driver first is only one point I want to point out.
So, I only have MS Security Essentials installed simply because I thought I had this thing whiped. Went to shut down and it will not shut down and will hit a BSOD and reboot. It continues to do this for some reason. It will reboot in safe mode. I also noticed if I remove a driver and try to update it, the system seems to just hang now?
One other note. I realized last night weather or not this is a issue, that I have my NAS running WD Myworldbook that I continuously connect to via WiFi.

I'm attaching my mini dumps and the other two errors that I saw in hopes for some kind of help, cause I'm at a loss now. I have seen what they have to say to a point, but I can not for the life of me fix this issue. I really... Read more

Answer:BSOD crashes after fresh install of 7 64bit install

Maybe I should also mention, that I either pulled the drivers from there Hardware sites and if I did not, then I used Hp site. So, I have the latest intel chipset from intel, latest intel wifi from intel and latest nvidia drivers from nvidia website.

There are only like 4 or 5 things starting up. Few of them are nvida driver stuff, MS essientials, touchpad software & can't remember the other two.

This may be another issue, but I have noticed every since I have put Win7 on, while it boots, I get a pop in my speakers??

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I have an old XP machine.

An Acer Aspire.

I put Win7 Ultimate on it but it hasn't taken. Always gives me an error message and asks for the install disk again - which was a USB stick - but when i provide it nothing changes.

So I need to get it off and start again.

I have 3 physical disks divided into 4 virtual disks.

Disk manager describes them like this:

Disk 0: 20G Fat32 System. That's C drive
Disk 1: 75G NTFS Active That's D drive
Disk 2: 98G NTFS Active That's E drive
135G NTFS Boot That's G drive.

WinXP is installed on the G: boot drive.

I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.

All the advice I find on the web says delete the partition of the Win7 OS you want to remove. Well I don't want to delete that partition because it has gigabytes of data already existing before Win7 installed itself there.

So how do I go about it?

Is it simply a matter of deleting the Windows Folder and editing the boot manager text file?

There was another old XP OS on that drive used before I installed this one on G: and win7 has renamed it windows.old. That's fine. There's also a Program.data folder that seems to have been made at the time of this win7 install. That should go too?

There's also a Program Files folder that doesn't seem to have been made by Win7, because of folder dates. I don't know about it. Is it part of that ancient XP install or is it part of the new Win7 install?

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Answer:How Remove Bad New Win7 Install from Dual install with XP machine?

Post a maximized/resized screen print of Disk Management so all info is displayed using these instructions:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image






Quote:
I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.


I'm not sure what that really means, or what would happen installing an OS that way.

I install Windows into a pre-defined empty partition, or into unallocated space.

I suggest using WizTree free so you can more easily see all files/folders on a partition.
It displays hidden and protected files without making any Explorer view changes.
They have a Portable Zip available, no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

To me it sounds like your Disk Management is a mess and needs cleanup

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I have an old XP machine.

An Acer Aspire.

I put Win7 Ultimate on it but it hasn't taken. Always gives me an error message and asks for the install disk again - which was a USB stick - but when i provide it nothing changes.

So I need to get it off and start again.

I have 3 physical disks divided into 4 virtual disks.

Disk manager describes them like this:

Disk 0: 20G Fat32 System. That's C drive
Disk 1: 75G NTFS Active That's D drive
Disk 2: 98G NTFS Active That's E drive
135G NTFS Boot That's G drive.

WinXP is installed on the G: boot drive.

I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.

All the advice I find on the web says delete the partition of the Win7 OS you want to remove. Well I don't want to delete that partition because it has gigabytes of data already existing before Win7 installed itself there.

So how do I go about it?

Is it simply a matter of deleting the Windows Folder and editing the boot manager text file?

There was another old XP OS on that drive used before I installed this one on G: and win7 has renamed it windows.old. That's fine. There's also a Program.data folder that seems to have been made at the time of this win7 install. That should go too?

There's also a Program Files folder that doesn't seem to have been made by Win7, because of folder dates. I don't know about it. Is it part of that ancient XP install or is it part of the new Win7 install?

Either ... Read more

Answer:How Remove Bad New Win7 Install from Dual install with XP machine?

Post a maximized/resized screen print of Disk Management so all info is displayed using these instructions:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image






Quote:
I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.


I'm not sure what that really means, or what would happen installing an OS that way.

I install Windows into a pre-defined empty partition, or into unallocated space.

I suggest using WizTree free so you can more easily see all files/folders on a partition.
It displays hidden and protected files without making any Explorer view changes.
They have a Portable Zip available, no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

To me it sounds like your Disk Management is a mess and needs cleanup

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Does anybody know a definitive answer (and source) I can give to all the people who keep telling me they don't want to touch the Network Install version, and they want to know the EXACT size of the Single Machine Install version?

Mebbe I haven't been able to FIND a set size because (maybe, ... I'm guessing, based on other MS downloads in the past) the size varies with the machine, and the install files have to be downloaded live. Is that how it's working for the Single Install version?
 

Answer:SP2 Network Install: 272 MB. Single Machine Install: ??? MB.

Hi Wisewiz
I have spoken to various contacts today and it is unclear as to what the size maybe. This link here is for the express install where windows analyzes your system, determines exactly what modules need to be downloaded, and installs them. I hope this helps you a little

express install
http://www.download.windowsupdate.c..._2bb70ca1c5503d32f9ab7a15d69c147e24208bde.exe
 

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I am working on a Dell Studio 1745 running Win7 64 Home Premium. I need to run a piece of hardware (Tascam US122) that is incompatiable with the 64bit OS. My plan is to partition the drive and install Win 7 32bit on the new partition so I can run the mentioned hardware. I've done this on another machine (Dual Boot XP and Win 7) and ran into a problems with the bootloader. I learned to install older OS FIRST because of that. I'm wondering if installing Win7 32bit on a current Win7 64bit machine will cause a similar problem with bootloaders? I'd rather not have to mess with the bootloaders, but I really need to run this hardware. And, since this is a Dell, with touchscreen, and most IMPORTANTLY, a friend's computer I want to be 100% sure I'm not going to cause issues I can't fix.

So, again, will installing Win7 32bit on a new partition of a Win7 64bit machine cause problems with the bootloader, or any other foreseeable problems?

Thanks a bunch!

Answer:Installing Win7 32bit on Win7 64bit machine?

http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US-122_Win_driver_3_40_notes_E.pdf

This says that the drivers work with 64-bit Vista. Have you tried using the Vista driver?

Driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US122_Win_3.40f.zip

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I am building a new computer,utilizing an Intel Quad 6600, Intel 975XBX2KR motherboard & Corsair Ram rated at 8gb using 64 bit. The ram rating is cut in half when you use 32 bit, & I would, therefore, like to set the system up on 64 bit. However, I have never used 64 bit. There must be pro's & cons to running 64 bit,but I can't find any material that compares one to the other. Would someone who has run both systems lend some insite as to which they prefer & why.
 

Answer:64bit vs. 32 bit install

The Ram speed stays the same regardless which XP you use, the advantage with XP 64bit is you can use more Ram.

The main drawback is you will need 64bit XP drivers.
I would check that you can get them for your motherboard chipset, sound, graphics etc. before you decide.
 

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I wanna upgrade my PC and I wanna know what to install W8 or W10 ?
 

Answer:What 64bit OS to install ?

Being that Windows 10 is not a stable release you should go with Windows 8.1 and you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free after it's final release later this Summer.
 

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After some thougt I intalled Win 7 -64 bit and guess what - I received new software that is not compatible with 64 bit version. Adobe PHOTOSHOP Premier Version 8.

So the question is - is there any way to run this new OS as both 64 bit AND 32 bit without re-installing? both win 7 or will I have to install vista first?


Previously this pc had Vista 32 bit before the clean install.


ANy help is appreciated.

Answer:Do I need to re-install Win 7 64bit ?

Just install it as is.. Should be find. You will find that there is still a lot of 32 bit programs out there which are not 64 bit yet. Some you may have to change the way that Win7 looks at it by using the right click properties and run as.. GL

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I have a PC with Win 7 32 bit installed and I want to install a clean Win 8 Pro 64 bit on the machine. Do I have to do a complete reformat before I a can load the Win 8 or will it just do an install of the new operating system?

Answer:Install Win 8 64bit

Hello Jackman,

Unfortunately, it will need to be a clean install when going from 32-bit to 64-bit.

Clean Install - Windows 8

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Purchased a used M58E 7269 computer from employer.  OS is removed (was 7).  I want to install XP from my old pc.  It's a Microsoft CD (with product key) not a "proprietary" recovery disc.  But when I try to boot from the XP installation CD, it doesn't recognize and keeps showing the message about insert bootable CD and select any key to continue?  Any suggests?

Answer:Install XP on machine that was 7

It looks like the PC is trying to load the HDD first. I do not know of the exact location in the BIOS, but it should be under Boot options. Change it to boot the CD/DVD drive first. Hope this helps.

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I have a legal licence of XP Pro that I bought for several hundred dollars and would like to use this same version for my laptop also. I believe in using legal software, but also believe in using one copy for a second install at home for myself, in this case so I can network easily between both my computers.
After I installed XP on the Laptop says I have 30 days activation left.

Is there a way to run my XP on my laptop without having to activate it? Is there something in the registry to remove at start up so I can use this on my laptop also?

If you dont believe in using software twice at home, please dont be offended, I am trying to save some money since I lost my job, and I paid hundreds for the version, I feel I could use it at least one other time for my own use. I know its a subject that some feel strong about and hope not to offend anyone reading my help question.

Thanks all

Eli
 

Answer:install XP Pro to another machine?

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Hi Everyone

I'm about to receive a shiny new laptop. The only problem is it comes with Windows 8.

Now i'm not necessarily against the change to windows 8, though I'm not a fan of it's new menu system that just seems to hide things in in-obvious places...

Anyway... as a theoretical question;

Q: Can I install my Windows 7 copy from my current laptop onto my new one?

I don't know if changing machines would create any conflicts, or if there is a licensing thing saying the copy on my laptop applies to one machine only...but that's why I'm here! Hopefully you guys can tell me

Thanks in advance
MID

Answer:Install 7 onto different machine?

If Windows 7 came preinstalled on your laptop it is probably an OEM license meaning it is tied to that computer only and cannot be moved to another one.

Jerry

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Hi all,

Having downgraded my laptop from W10 to W7, it is missing some drivers for several things, which are detailed in another topic.

I am starting to think that this laptops mobo or setup will not support some drivers for W7 as it originally came with W8.1

I have the option to put back on W10 via upgrade - as the 7 installation activated ok and the upgrade nagging window has started.

If I did this I guess the laptops device drivers would then be installed as it would all be upgraded as for W10.

BUT - is it possible to also install W7 on the same laptop - have the 2 installed at the same time? I hate W8 and W10, and am comfortable with 7.

IE have W10 keeping the hardware and devices happy, but effectively using W7 as my OS.

Thanks

Gerry

Answer:Install W10 and W7 on one machine?

Sure, you can install two Windows. But you will need 2 product keys. That will cost you minimum $100 for an OEM key.

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Hello all, I've always bought computers or had buddies build them so I am embarrassed to say i don't know the answer to this question: how many computers can you install Windows XP on? Is it a one time deal or do they give you more then one license to install on more computers? If i am building two computers at once do I need to shell out another $190 for Windows? sorry for the dumb question. Thanks in advance.

Answer:can you install XP on more than one machine?

Hi...

read the following link for an explanation:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...uld-i-buy.html

Hope that helps

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Good day allsorry to post a frequent question, but I couldn't find any reply in the search results  Bought a new OEM machine, 64bit system.Need to install Windows 7, don't have a clue - Could anyone  indicate steps how to prepare and proceed?All the best,JK

Answer:Install W7 64B on OEM machine

Quote from: Kowalsky on February 17, 2013, 11:51:23 AM...Bought a new OEM machine, 64bit system.Need to install Windows 7, don't have a clue - ..OEM's pre-install Windows.  Need further explanation.

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Added my report?! but i swear i've seen it should be possible to install on 512mb machines...please tell me if its worth it for my friend megan to buy her copy of win 7 ultimate, iknow i'm runnin 64bit but she will be getting the 32bit.

I'm using a acer notebook aspire 3680....here r the specs

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MEGANS
System Manufacturer Acer, inc.
System Model Aspire 3680
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1600 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Acer v1.3508, 6/4/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name MEGANS\Megan
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 221.30 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.20 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

this user wants the same as i have installed on mine, listed by my name here so if they buy will they be able to install? i've been braggen XP users neeed to upgrade, so i kinda got the job. thanks fellas.
Damien

Answer:Can i install to this XP machine?

Damien, yes you can install a copy of windows 7 onto a system using windows xp.
How ever, you will need to perform a complete install and you will lose everything that you have on your ststems hard drive!
Programs, files, the whole lot!
So before you proceed, backup all essential documents and files. Make sure you have backups of all essential programs.

Regards,
Adrian

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Hi all<br />
<br />
Purchased a new lap which came with OEM license . surrendered it . wanted to install in new laptop. Tried all is version finally installed os with bing d misc. No progress. <br />
<br />
When activate it shows error non core OEM edition can't activate.<br />
<br />
Lenovo doesn't provide their OEM win 8.1<br/>

Answer:Win 8.1 install on non OEM machine

Originally Posted by madroamer Hi all<br />
<br />
Purchased a new lap which came with OEM license . surrendered it . wanted to install in new laptop. Tried all is version finally installed os with bing d misc. No progress. <br />
<br />
When activate it shows error non core OEM edition can't activate.<br />
<br />
Lenovo doesn't provide their OEM win 8.1<br/> contact your dealer or lenovo services ;) good day

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So I got my hands on an HP laptop that used to belong to a family member of mine. Unfortunately they dropped the laptop, shattered the screen and broke the chassis and chose to just get a new one and gave it to me. Fortunately the thing still turns on so I figured I'd pull the Windows key off it and salvage the thing.

I was able to do this and got the key off it. I downloaded a Windows 8.1 ISO using the media creation tool and installed on my main PC. Created an ei.cfg file and set that parameters to core/OEM/0. Problem is the activation isn't accepting the key. I get an error saying "this key cannot be used to activate this edition of windows".

I'm a little stumped. I know the OS wasn't Windows 8 pro or 8.1 Pro. It's got 8.1 core on it. Unless the laptop came with 8 installed, which I doubt because they don't have an internet connection (they used it to watch DVDs and play basic games on... o_0) so i know they didn't update to 8.1, it came preloaded. My guess is that the 8.1 OEM key issued to the machine is tied to the laptop via preactivation and UEFI bios. But if that's the case wouldn't I get a message saying the key is already in use?

Things I've tried:

creating ei.cfg file with both OEM and retail set as parameters.

Going to the Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Windows Help site. Got error saying "This key cannot be used to install a retail version of Windows 8.1"

What I'm trying now:

Finding a Windows 8.1 OEM ISO.

Anyone got any i... Read more

Answer:8.1 OEM key install on another machine?

Not legal, OEM keys are non transferable, especially the OEM embedded keys. That key is locked to the original motherboard. Your wasting your time trying to activate that key on new hardware.

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Having problems installing clockworkmod's "tether" to my laptop, getting errors. Installed to my to my windows 7 desktop no problem works great.

When I run the TetherWindowsSetup.msi file, it starts to install but fails with these errors:

Device node created. Install is complete when drivers are installed...
Updating drivers for TAP0901 from C:\Program Files\ClockworkMod\Tether\win32\i386\OemWin2k.inf. Drivers installed successfully.
There was an error running tapinstall.exe. Please send this log to the developer. Press Any Key to Exit.

AND

ROOT\NET\0001: Removed on reboot
The 1 device(s) are ready to be removed. To remove the devices, reboot the system. There was an error running tapinstall.exe. Please send this log to the developer. Press Any Key to Exit.

I could see if the app was buggy but it works fine on the computer I dont need it on. I've searched and searched, even installed msi logging. Sure could use some assistance!

Answer:msi install to one machine but not to another

bump

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im sick and tired of vista. I tried defending it and ignored people's comments on how it sucks. It does suck. I can't even play a 6-year old Warcraft 3 game at 40+ fps after a while when my 7-year old pentium 4 comptuer can play it flawlessly at 60fps

vista is a resource hog that i have to change all these settings, setting cpu priority having to reformat comptuer multiple times.

XP has no problem.

im using a 64-bit machine

p.s. i put my SP2 Windows XP disc but it seems like it won't install in my Gateway 7800fx machine.

Answer:can't install xp on my machine:

So you want to install xp on your system.

What is the question?

Is it for the system in your rig?

are you planning on xp64?

Having problem with drivers or sata install?

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I purchased my own SSD, and both SSD and my edge 14" machine just arrived last night.I replaced the HDD with the SSD. ---- Now I can boot the CD, but I got blue screen of death after the windows installation tries to load some files....I am setting it to ACHI, Compa seems working... But is it safe to do compa now, then ACHI?Anyone has any idea??? Please help. Thank you!!

Answer:Can't install XP (new SSD, new machine)

Hello jwxie, welcome to Lenovo forum!Please check out the XP Installation instructions here:http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/333677-thinkpad-superguide.html#Link3

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Just got the drive today. The install went fine but when it tried to boot. It gave the error "A disk read error occured"

I been told that you should use the SSD in AHCI mode.

What do I need to do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Can't install vista 64bit on an X25-M SSD

Change the settings for the SATA controller in the BIOS and try again. There is the potential issue of it being a bad SSD just like a hard drive can be "brand new" and yet be defective out of the box, also. Rare but, hey, anything can happen...
 

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Hi,

I tried to uninstall IE9 several months ago because I was told it was conflicting w/ Firefox. After I uninstalled it through control panel the folder and its contents were still on the hard drive. I manually deleted everything but the IEproxy.dll. I could not remove this because it was in use by windows explorer. Now I want to re-install IE9. The install starts but then I get the message that some files were in use by WE restart the CPU to use IE9. After restart all that is in the IE folder is the EIproxy.dll and a folder called SignUp. In that folder is a couple of Icons and nothing else. I have tried installing in safe mode. I can not do a restore because I have no idea when the first change was made and I have installed far to many programs to turn back now. I have tried FixIt which does not help. Is there a way to disable the IEproxy so that the IE install can proceed. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Russ

Answer:Can not re-install IE9 on Win7 64bit

Hello Russ and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that by manually deleting files from Windows 7 some system files may have become damaged or corrupt and are now preventing the installation of IE9. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If there are no integrity violations you should be able to proceed with the IE9 installation. The suggested install method (including prerequisites) is outlined here:

How do I install or uninstall Internet Explorer 9?

If IE9 still won't install you may want to review these troubleshooting steps:

Troubleshoot problems when you cannot install Internet Explorer 9

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i know that everyone says get 4gb ram but im asking will it run really crap on 2gb, ive read a few people it runs perfectly on thiers, so jus want a few opinions, ive got an amd phenom II 64 bit capable so i thought i myt aswell, even if i do install it, will guns run fine? like crysis arma II

Answer:i have got 2GB ram and want to install windows 7 64bit

Windows 7 64 bit will run just fine on 2 gigs of RAM. However, I would recommend sticking with 32 bit for you. 64 bit uses more resources, and you may have a harder time finding drivers. If you have 4 gigs or more, you will need to get 64 bit.

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So i just found out that my processor supports 64bit.
Would it be better to install 64 bit?

Answer:32bit vs 64bit install.

If you can find all the drivers for your hardware, then i would go for the 64bit.

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Hello all , I decided to register with this forum , as i'm having trouble installing windows 7 64 bit . I'm on windows 10 64 bit at the moment , I'm not too techie smart . I built this computer after watching someone on YouTube and taking the specs of the Motherboard , Ram size i7 from a high spec gaming computer on Ebay .It works . I'v tried burning the windows dvd to disc and when I put it in the dvd drive I get a few options , what do I want to do with this dvd . Which includes options to open the exe file , but when I disconnect this Harddrive ( I have 2 harddrives ) it won't install . I burnt it onto a USB Flash Drive with another version of windows 7 but same results everytime I,v tried . i'v tried burning with IMGBURN , ULTRA-ISO I get load exe file but not on the drive I want .I downloaded the ISO file from Getintopc.com and its a windows 7 64bit . I have tried 2 different hardddrives and I think at least one of them has had windows on before. I don't know if I need drivers to help it install or what . I think before i'v just burnt the dvd on nero or something similar and it's loaded . The drive is a 2TB drive Thank you very much for any help NettleWarbler .

Answer:Can't install windows 7 64bit

You need at least 1 hard drive connected to install windows, disconnect all others.

Not sure why you mention the phrase "open the exe file", you are to boot from the disc, not open it in windows.

Set the bios to defaults by hitting F5 then F10 to save and exit before you start.

Then, Just follow the tutorial, you`ll be done in 15 minutes.

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi Guys, I have a T60 2007DL2, can I install Vista 64bit? Can you please explain when a 32bit user can install 64bit Windows. What are the qualifiers?  Thanks!





T60-2GB RAM-320HDD- XP PRO SP3 || Dell D620-2.5GB RAM-320GB HDD-XP PRO SP3

Answer:Can I install 64bit Windows?

If your machine has a stock CPU it will not run 64-bit OS. You need a Core 2 Duo CPU to run a 64-bit operating system. Hope this helps.

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How do I install a 64 bit OS using my OEM Recovery installation DVD I initially created after I unboxed my laptop? I initially chose 32 bit by accident, but now I want the 64 bit OS.
I have an HP Compaq 6715b Vista Business. I tried to follow your tutorial, but I don't have an option to delete my partition and create a new one. I also don't have the option to choose 32bit or 64bit. I had the option to choose 32bit or 64bit on the initial install when I unboxed it and set it up. Please help. Thanks.

Jimmy

Answer:How do I install 64bit from 32bit?

Hello Jimmy, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The tutorial is for doing a clean install with retail Vista installation media instead. What you would be doing is considered a factory recovery of Vista on your HP computer instead.

I haven't seen where you could select between 32-bit or 64-bit before, but you might see if the link below may help.

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista) - c00814731 - HP Business Support Center

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Hello,
This is my first post. I recently had a new PC built by a reputable computer business Have included the new specs for my new build when I signed up to this forum. I printed off 2 tuts. How to do a clean install with Windows 7 and How to clean reinstall a factory OEM Windows 7. I am confused to which tut to use. I bought the Windows 7 64bit Home Edition (Intended for distribution with a new PC) Includes service pack 1. Key no. sticker has been put on computer case.
I want to keep this old working computer in action till I know the new PC is up and running properly before I totally pull the plug on this old working PC. When I setup my new PC can I just plugin the current wireless mouse and corded keyboard from this old working PC to do the Windows 7 OS install ? I have 2 external HD's connected to the old working PC, (1x2TB +1X500GB) and have backed up most stuff on these.Can I transfer my files over down the track? What about the "C" drive. Is their anything important that needs to be transferred to the new PC. This is very new to me. Had the new build here for 2 weeks now and a guy put me onto this forum from another forum because he said this is the forum wheir I can find help.

Answer:My first new PC changeover.Please help with W7 64bit OEM install

You can use all your current outboard gear (mouse keyboard, disks, etc.) on the new system. Drivers usually get installed automatically when you attach the device.

Regarding stuff on C - that is really up to you to check whether there is anything in the user folders (Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music) that you care to keep. If yes, copy it to your external disk for later use.

None of the system and program files from the old system can be transferred. Programs have to be reinstalled. But you might want to save your favorites from your browser.

The switch is really straight forward. Just follow common sense. If you encounter problems, let us know. Keep your old system running until you are comfortable with the new build.

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Hi there,
Im running windows 8 32bit but need 64 bit version to make the most of the 2GB of ram i just installed (totals 6 GB but can only use 3.50 in 32bit)
I understand ill have to do a clean install to get the new version, but i upgraded via download from win 7 and have no install media. im looking for the best way to get to a fresh install in 64bit. im fairly sure its not going to give me an option to change if i go through the same process as i did when upgrading.
any help you could give me would be awesome :)

Answer:re-install windows 8 64bit instead of 32.

I don't believe you'll be able to authenticate 64 bit with your existing Certificate of Authenticity. The only legal way would be to buy a 64 bit version from (say) Amazon

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I purchased a computor with a vista 32- bit os installed in it.... I went out and bought a 64-bit vista home premium os, I need to format my hard drive to do clean install of my new 64 bit osHow do I format my hard drive in vista????

Answer:need to install 64bit vista

Hi VulcanClaw,

I guess the PM reply did not help.

You can follow the procedure in this tutorial. If you do not have a upgrade version of your 32 bit Vista, then just enter the product key during the first install and skip the second install part and go to step 23.

How to Do a Clean Install of Vista From a Upgrade Version

The main thing is that you will need to boot from your 64 bit Vista Installation DVD. Check the BIOS to make sure that the CD/DVD is listed first in the boot order. You can enter the BIOS settingd by pressing usually F2 or DEL while the computer is booting up.

Shawn

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I installed the windows and service pack 1 then I rebooted and hit the windows update and it just says searching for updates and does not stop it just spins and brings up nothing. I ran sfc /scannow at elevated level and got no errors no errors. What is wrong?

Answer:win 7 64bit new install up date keep going.

Hi,
You would be best off starting with media that already had sp1 on it
If you need win-7 pro 64 bit English it's not a problem to give you a link for a download
You can also do it yourself using this jewel
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 manually installed in that order all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

To manually install them you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and set to manual first or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.

I also have all three updates on my OneDrive in separate zip folders if you don't want to mess with internet explorer and the catalog
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsjD7o6P3KLKj2TjShn8-SumV1rr

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Hello

I'm having trouble Windows 8 64bit on a computer. It gets near the end and when it comes to restarting, get this error code 0xc0000001 and saying windows failed to install. Also tried installing Windows XP and it does the same and also another hard drive to see if it was that but it still does it.

The computer is a mix of new and old bits from an other computer i used...

CPU - Intel 750 2.66ghz - old
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 - old
Memory - 8gb - old
Hard drive - Seagate 350gb - New
Graphics Card - Nvidia GF210 - New

Don't understand why it won't install windows cos part of this computer worked fine and now something is wrong even though hasn't been used for a few months.

Please help.

Answer:Can't install Windows 8 64bit

Try cleaning the DVD drive.

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Hi Everybody,

In about 2-3 weeks I will get a new SSD Samsung 850 EVO Basic MZ-75E2T0 2TB to replace my too small SSD of the same brand.

I am running Win 10 Pro 64-bit fully licensed and I have all the keys like Product ID, Installed Key, Original Key, Original Edition and OEM Key.
I would like to make a clean install, the question, will I run into registration problems with MS and if so, how do I solve them.
I am living a bit off the beaten tracks in Kyrgyzstan so it will be not too easy to get support. I do speak E/D/F/RU/I and ES so to which office do I turn if I have to call?

Any help is highly appreciated.

Than you, Hermann

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I'm planning to re-install window's home premium on my desktop. I want to replace the HDD that the OS is currently installed on with a SSD. My plan is to have the SSD hold the OS and maybe 1 or 2 key programs and then add a large HDD for all documents, pictures, videos, etc.

My question is, how big of a SSD is recommended for my plan to succeed? That is, how much space does the OS need initially and, as updates for the system come in, how much space should be available for the future?

Answer:Install 64bit HomeP on SSD

Hi Eduede,

I have a 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 and it holds the following:

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (plus very latest updates)
MSOffice Professional (everything)
Several other applications incl. anti-malware and virtualisation software

and I still have 22GB free. What make and size of SSD were you considering?

Regards,
Golden

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I have Vista Ultimate 64bit OEM that I never registered. I have access to Ultimate 32bit disc and was wondering if I could register/activate Vista with the 64bit key?
 

Answer:Use 64bit key on 32bit install?

I think you can. That's the opposite way round to how people usually do it though! Usually people with the 32-bit keys are trying to get hold of the 64-bit version.
 

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how do i install win7 pro 64bit on the PC that now has win 8.1 installed.?I wish to go back to Win 7 Pro 64bit.Can I just do a clean install,?, and will I have any problems with activation if I use the OEM licence key.?

Answer:how do i install win7 pro 64bit on the PC that now has win 8

" ' I will be doing a totally fresh install with a newly purchased Win 7 pro 64 SP1 OEM CD.' "Sorry, missed that part (age makes one impatient). In that case there should be no problems at all...."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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Hi there,

I recently bought a DVD from an authorized dealer. He sold me a DVD containing 32bit and 64bit Microsoft Office 2010. After starting the DVD, I open it up and i see the following list of directories:

_Office 2010 English language pack x86 x64
Access.en-us
Admin
Catalog
Excel.en-us
Groove.en-us
Infopath.en-us
Office.en-us
Office64.en-us
OneNote.en-us
Outlook.en-us
Powerpoint.en-us
Proofing.en-us
ProPlus.WW
Publisher.en-us
Rosebud.en-us
Updates
Word.en-us
Setup.exe
Microsoft Office 2010 box.jpg
Microsoft Office 2010 DVD label.jpg

Now when I run the setup.exe, it just executes the 32bit office setup which gives an error that I have installed Microsoft Access Database 64bit and therefore, it can't stay alongwith the 32bit of Office you are trying to install, here is the error;

---------------------------
Setup Error
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You cannot install the 32-bit version of Office 2010 because you have 64-bit Office products installed. These 64-bit products are not supported with 32-bit installations:

Microsoft Access database engine 2010 (English)

If you want to install 32-bit Office 2010, you must uninstall all 64-bit Office products first, and then run setup.exe in the x86 folder. If you want to install 64-bit Office 2010, close this Setup program, and then either go to the x64 folder at the root of your CD or DVD and run setup.exe, or get the 64-bit Office 2010 from the same place you purchased 32-bit Office 2010.
---------------------... Read more

Answer:How do I Install 64bit Office from this DVD

Uninstall your existing office installation and try then.

Though the should autorun to setup, or give an option to choose between run setup.exe or open files.

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How do I install an app that can only be installed via IE 32 BIT, but the Dell tablet i am using has IE11 64 bit can you help anyone

Answer:How do i install an app in IE 32 bit browser on 64bit

"How do I install an app"Have you tried?What app is it?

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I just got a new hp laptop and the first thing I usually do it wipe the hard drive and do a fresh install of Windows to as not to have all the crap that come loaded on new computers. But whenever I try to install Windows 7 64 bit it get an error about missing or corrupt files during the install always at about 29% with error code 0x80070570. I have installed Windows 7 32 bit with no problem and have installed Vista 64 bit with no problem and am now trying to do an upgrade from within Vista. I'm not sure if it has worked or not and won't know until tonight when I get home from work and school.

What I have tried is this. Windows 7 64 bit downloaded from digital river on both DVD and USB and neither worked. I also used a Windows 7 64bit RTM on DVD and USB that I still had but it also did not work with the same error. Windows 7 32bit did install with no problems and Windows Vista 64bit installed. I have also tried different combinations of RAM in different slots and have had no success.

I'm not sure if the RAM is bad but I'll be getting 2x4gb DDR3 sticks soon to test that but I'm thinking it has to be something with Win 7 x64 since 3 other versions installed. I'm really hoping to avoid having to buy the restore disks from HP as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 7 64bit will not install

what is the exact error message?
 

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So I messed up my laptop, it was Win 7 home 64bit. I formatted it and do a clean install, but I can only install 32bit. When I try to install 64bit, I get "hardware problem and installation could not be complete" what's that?

Answer:Able to install 32bit but not 64bit

Make sure it is 64-bit capable. If possible run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor . I would personally not run 64 bit on 3gb RAM but would want at least 4gb, so if it's 64-bit capable google a RAM upgrade for the model.

Boot into BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI Boot disk in the BIOS boot order Priority list. If so then either remove it and enable Legacy BIOS to install 64 bit normally, or follow these steps for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

If not then post back the verbatim error message and at exactly which step it occurs during Clean Install Windows 7

Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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I can't get my 64 bit in my phone I needed more data so I bought a new card,a 64 to install it won,t go in. Why

Answer:How do I install a 64bit card?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I can't get my 64 bit in my phone I needed more data so I bought a new card,a 64 to install it won,t go in. Why What do you mean it won't go in. Is it too big? Is so you bought a SD card but you need a micro SD card.
Sometimes you can buy a MicroSD card with an adopter. So it has the dimension of a SD card but you can get the Micro SD card out.
If you mean something else please register and reply on this post.

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I have subscribed to a poll-thread Windows 7: 64 Bit Versus 32 Bit
Of 1500+ views only 52 have voted (3.4%) so is hardly a survey, only those who are fans (maybe) of x64 bit)

Using Alexander Nolan's "SysSpec" I think my Toshiba laptop might be suited to x64 bit ?



Toshiba Satellite C665
OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 7601) OEM factory installed
Total Memory:= 4GB (Usable:= 2.74 GB)
CPU Info:= Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
Motherboard:= TOSHIBA Portable PC
BIOS:= InsydeH2O Version 03.61.081.20
SM BIOS:= 1.20
Hard drive:= TOSHIBA MK6475GSX ... 585.4 GB
Display Adapters:= NVIDIA GeForce 315M | NVIDIA GeForce 315M | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder
Sound Card:= (1) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Conexant SmartAudio HD (4) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (5) NVIDIA High Definition Audio Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Video Card:= NVIDIA GeForce 315M
From posts in the poll I suspect I can upgrade from x32 OS to x64 OS (maybe?)
. . . I am currently downgrading a Dell laptop from Win8 x64 bit to Win7 x64

If my Toshiba specs are designed for 64-bit would upgrading (clean install) current Win7 32-bit to 64-bit improve performance?
(Business use only, no gamers, web browsing, email, downloads, printing x2 each week)

I would appreciate any feedback

Answer:Can I install 64bit Win7?

Hello Russell,

Yes, your i5-2410M CPU supports 64-bit.

If you like, you will be able to do a clean install of 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium using the same product key.

As for performance, I don't think you'll notice any or much difference for how you use your PC.

Hope this helps.

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I have a slight issue.

I have downloaded Windows 10 and created multiple USB's using Rufus/Windows7 USB Tool/Even The Win 10 Creation tool, however everything time I try to install using UEFI the USB drive is never detected therefore it can't boot. I change it to legacy and it does boot and will only install the 32bit version...

I have downloaded the 64bit image only numerous times, created it with either with one of the above methods, even with Rufus settings correct, I can never install the 64bit version. As a test I did the same steps for Windows 8 media and it works fine under UEFI and install the 64bit version.

UEFI is selected in my bios, secure boot is off (even tried it with it on) - Even burn them all to DVD to no avail.

Has anyone else had issues doing a clean install with the 64bit media.

PS I even install the 64bit version of 8 then tried to run the setup within the ISO of 4 different downloads of either both images and the 64bit only image but all state that I need to insert the 64bit media and setup can not install.

Does anyone have any ideas??

Answer:Cant install 64bit only allows 32bit

Step One:

Create a 64-bit Windows 8.1 USB flash drive and then clean install Windows 8.1 64-bit.

How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 -> link

Here is info about UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link

How do you select UEFI Boot Mode.

The UEFI firmware settings determines what type of boot devices are available in the boot menu: UEFI, Legacy BIOS (aka CSM), or both types of boot devices.

Normally, you do not need to turn Secure Boot off to install Windows 8/8.1/10 in UEFI Boot Mode. You only need to turn Secure Boot off to install Windows 7.

You do not need to change the boot order of drives in your UEFI firmware settings.

- Connect your Windows 8/10 64-bit USB flash drive (Note: FAT32 file system) or insert your Windows 8/10 64-bit DVD.
- Restart the computer.
- Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (Esc, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12).
- Select to boot from the "UEFI: USB/DVD device name" (see screenshot below).



Step Two:

Create a 64-bit Windows 10 USB flash drive.

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool



Step Three:

To Upgrade to Windows 10 with USB Installation Media

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hi guys,

i have tried 2 new printers on win 7 64bit cant get any working...both working on another machine

it shows the printer in devices and printers but when i print it says

no printer is selected please install a printer...

i have uninstalled avast as a precaution
and ran a check disk

i have downloaded drivers and have tried windows update...it starts to install drivers but then fails...
i have googled the errors but no relevant info comes up regarding the driver install failure (its very general)

a usb modem installs fine.

i even ran ms fix on printers but it didnt find anything

i have no ideas

i have no idea if this is relevant but in my device manager there is an unknow device with hardware ID: sw_aswNdisMP
googling this didnt give me much results but it seems to be a device for avast firewall or something

any body got any ideas where i should look or what the problem could be...the machine is running pretty well
could it be virus / malware?

is there a general tool i could try to use to determine whats causing this? its on SP1 for win 7 64bit
would hijack this help me in this situation

any advice muchly appreciated
pk
 

Answer:cant install any printers on win 7 64bit

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Ok, not exactly sure if I should post this here, or in the XP forum? Anyways, I just built a new computer, and I use XP 64bit, which I have for years. Before I formatted and all that, Avast worked fine on XP 64bit, but now, I can't get it to work. It will usually install, and will want a restart, then after the Windows screen, the screen will be black, and a window will pop up saying something about Avast is changed, or something, and do I want to allow it, and whether I pick yes or no, the screen will just stay black. Restarting just brings it right back to the same black screen, and I have to go into safe mode and do a system restore to before I installed it. I have tried the latest version, and old versions I had from backing up my files before formatting, all resulting in the same problem.
 
Also, not sure if anyone could help with this other problem. I use Firefox, with adblock, and for some reason, the easylist filter causes my Yahoo search autocomplete to disappear when I mouse over it. It doesn't happen on the home page, only once I start a search, for example, I type in "bleeping" and hit enter, and it brings me to the list of searches it found. Then I put my cursor in the search bar, and it brings down a list of stuff related to "bleeping", and I go to click on one of them, the whole list just disappears. If I turn adblock off, or the easylist off, it doesn't happen, but with easylist off, it doesn't really block any ads. Is there any way around this?

Answer:Can't install Avast on XP 64bit

There is no mention of XP 64-bit support for avast! 2015System requirements for Avast Free Antivirus 2015Recommended system requirements to install and run Avast Free Antivirus 2015 on your computer:Windows 8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows Vista SP2 or higher, except Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows XP SP2, any Edition.As for your browser issue, you can start a new topic and ask in the Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications forum. This forum is only for issues related to Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software.

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