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Upgrade from winxp 32 bit to win 7 64 bit oem disc??

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  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • OEM
Last response: in Windows 7
February 11, 2014 2:26:49 PM

Trying to install win7 64bit oem disc on an xp 32 bit machine machine. Have done easy transfer. Do I have to reformat or what? Message says "to install a new copy of windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc, the select custom". What am I missing?

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a b $ Windows 7
February 11, 2014 2:36:06 PM

custom will perform a clean install which will erase everything on that disk.back it up first then do the clean install.
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February 11, 2014 3:15:00 PM

I can't boot from the OEM disk because all the files are 64 bit and the xp won't run. Can't just insert oem disk and have it boot. I know that the hardware will run 64 bit. I am missing something, somewhere.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 11, 2014 4:38:08 PM

you have to start the computer and go to the boot menu. this usually involves pressing one of the f keys like f2 or f8 or esc or delete.once into the boot menu select boot from cd/dvd.open the dvd burner and put your disk in.then press enter and ti will take you to the install screen.
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May 22, 2014 10:27:07 AM

aldan said:
you have to start the computer and go to the boot menu. this usually involves pressing one of the f keys like f2 or f8 or esc or delete.once into the boot menu select boot from cd/dvd.open the dvd burner and put your disk in.then press enter and ti will take you to the install screen.


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May 22, 2014 10:28:06 AM

Aldan. You answer solved it. Thanks.
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