im not thread jacking, im in the same boat as the poster! hence why i added my reply..
and if he is in the same boat after burning to a flash drive memory stick or other media he will get the same NTLDR message when booting from it,
as he has downloaded the same file as myself no doubt.!
i have even contacted the poster to see if he has solved his issue...
I have also spent the last 5 hours reading threads about this,, but this is the first one that mentions the student download like i used..
You will not be able to A.) Upgrade from Windows XP directly to Windows 7 and B.) Upgrade from a 32-bit operating system to a 64-bit. Please note that when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 you will not have an "in place upgrade" option. You will however have the option to select "custom" install when prompted. The Windows 7 install process will then copy all of your data in "My Documents" over to a Windows.old folder within Windows 7 itself. All applications and documents stored in other locations will have to be reinstalled / transferred manually.