My computer is 32 bit, need 64 bit to install windows 7

I tried to install my windows 7 64 bit , but it says not a valid win32 setup. Does that mean I need to set my computer up for 64 bits? If so how do I do that? I am currently running windows xp professional. Help me please!!!
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  1. toedoe1978 said:
    I tried to install my windows 7 64 bit , but it says not a valid win32 setup. Does that mean I need to set my computer up for 64 bits? If so how do I do that? I am currently running windows xp professional. Help me please!!!



    It doesn't matter what OS you're running, your CPU must be 64 bit capable to install the 64 bit version of the OS.
  2. Post your specs of your computer on here...

    Please tell me that you are installing this booting from the disc and not within windows! If it is a 64-bit windows installer and you are doing it from a 32-bit windows you are in trouble!

    Also are you trying to install this to a fresh HDD (completly formatted) or a Hard drive that has a windows partition on it already and attempting to upgrade? This could cause issues if you are on 32-bit windows upgrading to 64-bit windows.

    Please post back
  3. Well lets help the guy out rather than making him feel bad. Simply boot from your 64-bit Windows 7 installation DVD rather than booting from your 32-bit C: drive version of windows. Waaalaaa, you can install the 64-bit version.
  4. toedoe1978 said:
    I tried to install my windows 7 64 bit , but it says not a valid win32 setup. Does that mean I need to set my computer up for 64 bits? If so how do I do that? I am currently running windows xp professional. Help me please!!!


    No, this means you can't run a 64 bit installer from with a 32 bit environment. Post the specs on your system and we will tell you whether you're set up for it already. The only way you will be able to install a 64 bit version of 7 is by booting from the Windows 7 disk.
  5. how can i change my 32 bit computer to 64 bit...do i need to change the motherboard?
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