OK, one last plea to explain how to do this. I have a Acer Aspire Athlon 64 with 3 gigs of ram, 120 hdd and radion 64 1200 mobile graphics. It came with vista basic 32 bit on it. I have upgraded it to windows 7 32 bit. I have the windows 7 32, and 64 bit upgrade. I also have the windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit complete install. Can someone explain to me step by step how to put windows 7 64 bit on this laptop. Ive tried doing what it says on the windows page to go from 32 to 64 and it just says the windows is not compatible. Says that no matter what I do, change the bios to boot from dvd, go into the dvd and attempt to start it that way. What do I need to do or is there nothing I can do. Im doing all this as I posted before so I can install the 500 gig hard drive that came out of our newer Dell that had windows 7 64 bit on it. I do have a case coming so I can at least get the info off it or use it as a slave but at this point its more of a challenge. I thank everyone that has given me advise and I know it must be frustrating for you. Thanks in advance!
are you sure you can run 64 bit version on your machine? if so, you should just be able to pup in the windows 7 64 bit installation cd and boot from cd rom. since your upgrading to 64 bit you have to do a clean install of the operating system. I just upgraded my laptop to 64 bit from a 32 and that is the procedure i followed and it worked flawlessly.
to do the "upgrade" from 32 bit to 64 bit is a custom install, will be like a clean install, will move some things to a win old folder, but thats easily cleaned up. as for transferring pics files and such back up first
ya I've come to the conclusion that this laptop won't run win 7 64 bit, vista 64 bit but not win 7. it's ok I will just enjoy the win 7 32 bit and use the other hard drive as a slave drive.. thanks all for the help!