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Windows 7 64bit bootable on 32bit XP?

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  • Windows 7
  • USB
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March 9, 2014 8:34:35 AM

I have a bit of a unique question that i was hoping someone would be able to answer.

So i am in the process of building myself a new PC, I'm just waiting on a few parts, and i wanted to install 64bit Windows 7 on it, however it'll have to be done by USB as i will not be using any optical drives. So i downloaded the version i needed from Microsoft and used a program called win2flash to stick it on a USB and make it a bootable file. Here is where I'm a little confused, i tried booting the USB on my current PC which is an old Intel dual core with only 2gb of memory and running XP. It started to boot from USB then stopped then just loaded XP as normal so i'm curious as to whether its not booting Windows 7 as its 64 bit and i only have 2gb of memory or its just not working.

Sorry for the long winded description but its hard to explain what i mean. Any help is great.

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March 9, 2014 2:31:13 PM

Have you changed to the boot order in your BIOS so that the USB drive is first?. Also an issue might be the drives space, i believe you need at least a 4GB drive to boot and install Windows from a flash drive.

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March 9, 2014 3:05:18 PM

CDdude55 said:
Have you changed to the boot order in your BIOS so that the USB drive is first?. Also an issue might be the drives space, i believe you need at least a 4GB drive to boot and install Windows from a flash drive.



Im booting from USB and i have already put the OS on a flash drive, its boots then just loads into the original operating system.
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