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From Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit

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March 29, 2013 2:29:38 PM

I originally installed Windows 7 32 bit, but now I would like to change to 64-bit I have already backed up all the documents and files I want to keep and am going to be throwing out my old HardDisk. I have a brand new Solid State Drive that I'm trying to clean install so I can throw out my 8 year old Hitachi Drive (I am trying to do the install through the online download Box1 Box2). After preparing Box 1, expandedSetup, and Box 2 I receive The read-only Error message.

"We are unable to create or save new files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write files and that the folder is not read-only."

I was already receiving this error while trying to get expandedSetup to show up and one day it finally worked but now I am stuck here. I feel like My options are narrowing down to getting a disk and booting from there, or Mounting to a Virtual Drive, but I don't really feel like spending the money on a new Disc and I have absolutely no idea how I would Mount these files. Any help is Really appreciated since I have been dealing with this for about 9 days now and I thank you in advance.

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April 2, 2013 7:19:25 PM

Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I've been a little busy with some other work...
I've tried this before, but I don't know much about using cmd but I tried multiple times to redirect the path but I keep getting the same error due to the "uB" it keeps placing in front of my path.
(Sorry... Will not let me post Image...)
I have no idea how to get rid of it, but I think I'm going to download the ISO directly instead and make a Bootable USB
Let me know if you think this is a quicker/better Idea.
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April 2, 2013 11:24:19 PM

Yes, it's a good idea. It should work.
April 3, 2013 12:24:33 AM

Alright, everything worked out perfectly. Burned to a DVD and installed to a new Drive. Thanks for the link to would've most like not figured it out without that site.