I am building a new computer and I can not get Win7 64bit Ult to install at all...hangs at black screen with cursor or just BSOD's just before that. Why then does Win7 32bit Ult install completely fine? It does so easily and then makes fun of me for having 16G of ram installed and only being able to utilize 3.17G of it. WHY?
ASUS Crosshair V Formula BIOS 0506
AMD 1100T BE
Corsair Veng 16G (asus approved)
Roswill 1000w Lightning PSU
Corsair Force GT SSD 120GB
I have: booted with only one dimm slotted, disabled legacy usb in bios, cleaned corrupted installs and restarted, contacted asusrog forums, only have sata plugs going into SB sata ports, run a memtest and all 16G passed, booted in save mode by pushing F5...
I dont want to have to just run with so low ram...
If I install OS to SSD and everything else to HDD when I finally figure out how to install x64 will I loose my HDD data?
Since you have an SSD im not sure why your not installing your OS on there anyway....
Your best option is probably to;
Disconnect HDD from PC, leave only SSD attached.
Install Windows 7 64-bit as a fresh install
Check boot sequence in BIOS is set to boot from SSD
Format HDD (yes this will lose all data)
And then your done, one fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit
^ Someone else might have a more creative idea, but that's what I'd do.
EDIT: To address your first post, the reason 64-bit might not be installing is because your trying to UPGRADE it rather than a fresh install. Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-but is NOT a valid upgrade path. A FRESH INSTALL is REQUIRED.
I will slightly alter Adrian's advice, i.e. if you have no back up of your HDD data don't format it. Installing OS on SSD is the best option as recommended by Adrian as well. Once you have done and system boots normally, you can simply re-attach your HDD as secondary drive, and perhaps download diagnostic tool from its manufacturer's site to thoroughly check it, to ensure there aren't any problems with the unit.