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Putting 7 on a freshly built system, two questions

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June 26, 2009 9:45:43 PM

The Windows 7 RC download site gives the option of downloading the 32-bit or 64-bit version. I am using a 32-bit system to download the RC for a 64-bit system, so I should still download the 64-bit version, right?

Secondly, is it possible to put 7 on a freshly built system? It has no operating system yet, so if I throw in the DVD I made for 7 and boot from the DVD drive, will it work or do I need to have a previous version of Windows installed?

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June 26, 2009 10:04:21 PM

Yes you can do a fresh install of windows 7.But if you want to run 64bit version,you must have a 64bit processor.Any s-939 AMD cpu or later,or INTEL C2D cpu.Yes you can download windows 7 with a 32bit OS and burn it to disc,and then install it.I downloaded mine when I was running XP PRO.Goodluck.

June 26, 2009 10:13:31 PM

Thanks. I must be using a bad disc then.
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June 27, 2009 12:20:50 AM

Did you use the burn image option? or did you just burn the file you downloaded.
If burned using the image option and can't boot, try using a slower speed to burn the disk.