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How to install 32 bit Windows 7

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January 18, 2012 3:40:25 AM

I did a clean install at 64. It gave me a choice and I mistakenly chose 64.

I discovered my printer will not work (no 64 driver)

I now want to install at 32.

But it no longer asks me which to use: 64 or 32, even though I have wiped the drive clean and started from scratch.

How can I get the install to ask me if I want 32.

Thank you.

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a b $ Windows 7
January 18, 2012 4:19:53 AM

What Windows is it? OEM or Retail?
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January 18, 2012 4:23:07 AM

If the disc contains multiple versions of Windows 7, you'll be asked to choose a version.

Generally 32-bit versions are referred as x86 and 64-bit versions as x64.

So choose accordingly. If your RAM is not more than 3GB, there is no reason to choose 64-bit and it is always safer to go with 32-bit as most hardware and software are compatible with it.
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January 29, 2012 6:07:33 AM

My problem is that I am no longer asked to choose a version, which I mentioned in my post.

It is Windows 7, retail, Ultimate.

Yes - 32 is preferable. But I cannot get back to it.

I even installed XP (which is 32) and then installed Windows 7. Still no more request as to which to install - it just automatically installs 64.

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a b $ Windows 7
January 29, 2012 7:10:21 AM

Do u see custom or advanced options?
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February 6, 2012 2:09:25 AM

nikorr said:
Do u see custom or advanced options?


Do u see custom or advanced options?

Yes
I have tried both
still no opportunity to choose 32 bit

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