Problem installing Windows 7 64 Bit

Hey guys ive been trying to figure out for hours why i cant install windows 7 64 Bit on a brand new wd hard drive(it can install 32 bit just fine) but for some reason the windows installer gives me the following error when i try to install from my 64 bit disc "no device drivers were found. make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok". Really need some help here!Also i am using a a hdd and a ihas both connected through sata.
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  1. did you already have the win 7 32 on the hdd then you need to reformat to install the 64
  2. is your processor capable of running windows 7 64bit?
  3. faraythebest said:
    Hey guys ive been trying to figure out for hours why i cant install windows 7 64 Bit on a brand new wd hard drive(it can install 32 bit just fine) but for some reason the windows installer gives me the following error when i try to install from my 64 bit disc "no device drivers were found. make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok". Really need some help here!Also i am using a a hdd and a ihas both connected through sata.


    Yeah, sounds like you are trying to upgrade the 32 bit version already installed, which you cannot do.
    You must format the drive and do a clean install.
  4. As noted in the previous reply, you cannot do an upgrade from windows 7 32 bit to 64 bit, instead you will have to do a clean installation.

    Also listing your CPU, motherboard, ram and general specs might help, if you didn't previously run a 64 bit OS on this hardware, it might not actually be capable of it.
  5. Im trying to do a clean install. CPU is Intel i5 2500k. Mobo is Asus P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard and G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
  6. you have to reformat the drive when you want to install the 64 with the dvd of win 7 64 before install and put cd/dvd first boot in bios
  7. By chance do you have any other HDD's connected or another partition w/ XP or another OS? I found that I had to disconnect my other HDD's in order to get Win7 64bit to properly install on my new SSD. After installation I reconnected everything and it worked great.
  8. Your 64bit DVD is prb bad ... Downloaded I would guess
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