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installing 64bit with 32bit os ??

  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
January 4, 2006 5:37:00 PM

Hello well i am trying to install the free trail 64bit windows os.

computer specs. asus A8V- Deluxe motherboard. AMD 64 athlon 3500+ two sata 80G harddrives on a raid-0 . also have windows 32bit pro os far as hardware everything is 64bit compatable.

Well o.k here go's, i downloaded the 64bit trail os from microsoft and burned the iso files to a cd-rw like they said. i was then told that if the cd does not open on it's own that i should open it with windows explorer and use the setup;exe well expoler did not open so am useing a program called WinImage this has worked.
I open the setup:exe and the 64bit windows(r) opens with the start window. the options are there asking me what i want to to do.
1) install windows
2) veiw setup instructions and release notes
3) perform additional tasks
4) check system compatibility

well I chose install nothing happens, i chose view setup and i get a page opened but the links for the instructions wont open for the reason i believe there 64bit. and i have not yet instaed 64bit.
i click on the perfrom additional task and i now have options asking me what i want to do 5 other tasks. but nothing opens there as well except the one asking me if i want to browse the cd.i see all the files and folds with in the cd but none of them used run the install since i have found that back with the setup:exe with WinImage.
?? :?: is there someting in the bios i need to have set first or??. i have bios 1009. any ideas :idea: on how to install this free trail 64bit os from MS. will be GREATLY excepted.
:?: Do i need to make a 2nd partition first with windows 32bit os??. or is this option there in the install of 64bit install??. as it is in 32bit os install.

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January 5, 2006 4:39:00 AM

If the CD is bootable, try booting off it.
January 6, 2006 8:28:04 PM

it is bootable so set your bios to boot from cd first and install it that way you can set another partioion in there!