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Windows 7 RC 64 bit can't install on win vista 32

Hey, I've got Vista 32bit home premium and I just got a hold of Win 7 7100 64-bit. I can't open the setup installer while on windows vista home premium and i burnt it on a dvd and it wont boot. I used infrarecord to burn the dvd. When I log on to vista i see a windows box with a cd in my dvd drive but when i click it i get an error

"This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows. To upgrade, you need the correct installation disc. For more information, check your computer's system information. To install a new copy of windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc, and then select Custom (advanced)."

What should I do?
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  1. you cannot upgrade a 32bit OS to a 64bit one, you will have to do a clean install.
  2. How, I cant even open it on vista and it wont boot even after i set the cdrom to boot first...gives me an error...forgot what it was
  3. And you can't setup a 64 bit virtual machine on a 32 bit OS foundation...
  4. I even disconected the hdd, powered the pc so it can only boot to the dvd and i got an error...grrrrr
  5. 87thrteam said:
    How, I cant even open it on vista and it wont boot even after i set the cdrom to boot first...gives me an error...forgot what it was



    What interface is you CRrom, IDE or SATA? Maybe your bios won't load drivers for SATA at boot up. Also is the error your getting somthing like

    YO YO
  6. its sata
  7. 87thrteam said:
    its sata


    I also had the same problem. You need a ide CDrom interface. Your bios will see that at boot up. Maybe you have an old IDE CDrom laying around.
  8. Either whatever you downloaded or the way you burned it to disk is wrong... Did you download an ISO or a complete disk image? You might make sure the WAREZ site you use is legit!
  9. it was mini nova with over 1.4k seeders...and im not sure if it was an iso or not but it is exactly the same as when i downloaded win 7 ver 7000 from microsoft.com

    Items in the rar
    F as in folder
    F boot
    F efi
    F sources
    F support
    F upgrade
    autorun
    bootmgr
    bootmgr.exe
    setup
  10. http://www.mininova.org/tor/2521354 thats the link where i got it
  11. Just wait a few more days and you can download it from MS. Also an iso will have an iso extension. :)
  12. ...yeah should wait a bit comes out on the 5th
  13. Had the same problem.
    burned with nero iso
    started computer and no boot disk detected

    installed a DVD rom with IDE interface
    First time I boot with windows xp and go with explorer
    could see all the files.
    Did a reboot DVD start after 5 minutes got following error :

    windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device
    connected to your computer.

    This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as
    an external usb drive ....
    nothing external is connected except my mouse keyboard and screen :fou:

    Having here a second computer DELL precision 470 old workstation
    with vista installed on it. Just the same error.

    when vista is started
    I start explorer > started setup of my DVD.
    and here I reveived the error autorun.dll can not be loaded or is corrupt.
    error code 0xE0000100

    pffff dunno what to do

    1st computer was a athlon 5000x2 2gb ram so normally it should work.

    Is the DVD not burned ok??
  14. Problem solved ^^
  15. Problem also solved
    installed deamontools
    started iso directly without burning on dvd (because this don't work)
    and installation successfull

    Must say pc I installed is dell precision 470
    Intel Xeon 2800
    1Gb Ram DDR400
    160Gb Hd
    and it works just perfect!

    All hardware automatically detected
    Quadro graphic card, Audio (that could not be installed in vista without some tricks)
    Hauppage TV card even my Relisys 17" CRT monitor!
    Just amazing
    And everything works very smoothly! 20% faster then vista certainly!

    Graphic interface has been reduced and the whole aero has been changed.
    Must say first time I'm happy with the new microsoft stuf.

    congrats BILL
  16. getting the same "your installation disc isnt compatible" warning running vista 32 trying to do a windows 7 professional 64 bit install from a mounted iso using deamontools, using an acer 1410, dont have an optical drive.....any ideas....(preferably without getting a 4Gig usb drive)
  17. j0nnylaw said:
    getting the same "your installation disc isnt compatible" warning running vista 32 trying to do a windows 7 professional 64 bit install from a mounted iso using deamontools, using an acer 1410, dont have an optical drive.....any ideas....(preferably without getting a 4Gig usb drive)


    Your problem is you are trying to install a 64 bit version on top of a 32 bit one. The message you are getting is absolutely correct: The versions are incompatible, and it is not possible to do an in place upgrade. You must boot to your install media and do a clean install.
  18. Problem also solved
    installed deamontools
    started iso directly without burning on dvd (because this don't work)
    and installation successfull

    Dave,

    How did u start iso directly? could you be more specific? (I also installed daemon tools).

    thanks
  19. I am going through this right now and to overcome this problem, use PCMover Upgrade Assistant by Laplink. Then when the procedure tells you to install windows, place the 64bit installation CD in the drive, reboot, make sure you have the CD set as the first boot device in the BIOS, when prompted during the install, select "custom", then let it install, then go back to the PCMover instructions.
  20. Have you tried going inn to the bios screen, and changed the boot order?
    take cd to the top, and then save settings, rebot your computer, and then
    it should start up..
  21. Hi there,

    im experiencing these same problems as you guys and ive downloaded this demontool product you mention but i have no idea what to do now. Can someone please explain how to somehow create this IDE drive or whatever it is i need to get up and running. Just inc ase i have miss-understood above: MY issue is im using 64bit win 7 on vista 32 over parallels for mac. It seems to be saying the same problems people mentioned above and so now with demomtool, anyone know what to do?
  22. how can all windows bit check 32 & 64 without os
  23. Scotteq said:
    Your problem is you are trying to install a 64 bit version on top of a 32 bit one. The message you are getting is absolutely correct: The versions are incompatible, and it is not possible to do an in place upgrade. You must boot to your install media and do a clean install.


    how can i make a clean install? =(
    boot with dvd doesn't work
    how can i format c without the system disk?
  24. have the exact same problem! win7 64bit not compatible with win vista 32bit.. and that's ok,i get that. but it won't boot from dvd for the clean install. i setup the bios for the boot order,placing cd/dvd on top disabling everything else,and still nothing. i have licensed win7 proffesional so that should not be a problem... :/
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