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Windows 7 will NOT install 64-bit on my computer, only 32-bit!!

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January 4, 2011 1:05:17 AM

I just formatted my computer and after completion of my install of Windows 7 I noticed that it installed the 32-bit version, yet for the last year it has been running the 64-bit version!!

I have no idea why it won't let me install the 64-bit version, I even tried another fresh install of Windows 7 but I got the same result.

Thinking it was hardware, I ran the Windows Experience Index and then clicked "View details etc.." and it indeed did say that my system IS 64-bit capable!!!

What am I doing wrong?? Or what am I not doing in order to reach the 64-bit install threshold? Please help and thank you for reading and responding :)  :) 


I also have my ram and processor overclocked (running at 3.1 ghz)

Here is the log from 5 minutes ago on my lates WEI run!


Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz 6.4 5.5
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB ---->> 5.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) ---->> 6.7
Gaming graphics 1023 MB Total available graphics memory ---->> 6.7
Primary hard disk 290GB Free (298GB Total) ---->> 5.9
Windows 7 Ultimate

System
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Manufacturer System manufacturer
Model System Product Name
Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes <<<<<<<<<---------------------------!!!!!!

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
Disk partition (C:)  290 GB Free (298 GB Total)
Media drive (D:)  CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Total available graphics memory 1087 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 320 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 767 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.15.11.8593
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1080
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

Notes
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The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.


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a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2011 5:32:56 AM
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a c 230 $ Windows 7
January 4, 2011 3:20:24 PM

Did you install with the 64-bit install media? If not, that would be the source of your problem.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2011 7:20:30 PM

question..
with only 2GB of RAM why are you TRYING to install 64-bit OS anyways.?
a c 371 $ Windows 7
January 5, 2011 12:51:36 AM

you need the 64 bit media like herr koos said!
a b $ Windows 7
January 31, 2012 11:11:10 PM

Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
a b $ Windows 7
January 31, 2012 11:11:13 PM

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