Window 32 bit to Window 64 bit OS

Hello, I was trying to install window 64 bit window on my window 7 32 OS but it would not let me. I understand you can not transfer files to 64 bit from 32 bit. However it is not giving me the option to clean install? I get this error at start up - This verison of this file is not compatible with verison of windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see wheater you need an x86(32 bit) or x64 (64-bit) verison of the program, and then contact the software publisher.
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  1. You will have to run it by booting from the CD (or whatever media you are using) to install.
  2. I tried to boot from the CD but it did not work. Unless I am doing something wrong.
  3. In the BIOS make sure the boot sequence has the dvd drive you are using first although on most systems if a bootable dvd is detected it should say so as its starting up and give you the option to boot from it;

    Although this way, doing a clean install would overwrite your files and previous OS so back them up and i would reccommend following a better written guide than mine. :L
  4. I change cd/room to be my first boot however the it did not boot from my CD so I guess I just have a crap disc.
  5. You sure the disc is bootable? If you burnt it yourself then try burning it at a lower speed and using the verify disc option in your burning software to make sure the disc burnt properly.
  6. is it a 64 bit capable computer!
  7. You can not install XP over windows 7 need to do a clean install and boot from the XP cd. Make sure its not a XP upgrade cd or you can not boot and do a clean install
  8. You keep saying CD. Windows 7 is too large for a CD, it is on a DVD. Make sure that you have a CD/DVD drive. If it is only a CD drive, that's the problem.

    If you have a CD/DVD drive, download a live CD such as Ubuntu 64-bit, and see if you can boot to it from your CD/DVD drive. If you can then your CD/DVD is okay.

    If you don't have a 64-bit computer, the Ubuntu CD will start to load and then tell you that you don't have a 64-bit processor.

    If your CD/DVD drive is okay and you have a 64-bit machine, then you need to re-burn Windows 7 to a new DVD.
  9. in the bios set the cd rom drive first in the list!
  10. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    is it a 64 bit capable computer!

    Sorry if I was not clear. Yesterday, I was building this computer. I temporally installed window 7 32 bit (had no serial key) to see if the system would work. My system is compatible with window 7 professional 64 bit. The new system specs :
    i7 930 2.8ghz
    Radeon 5870 XFX edition
    6gb of DDR3 RAM
    500GB harddrive
    750 PSU corsair
  11. Is there any other way I could do a clean install?
  12. Boot to the install disc, choose 'Custom Install", and point the installer at the same partition which you currently have windows installed to.
  13. I would do that but it is not happening in windows/nor bios
  14. I think the disc that the school gave me is just a "upgrade" if that is the case I will not be able to use this cd nor serial key. I think I will just buy a OEM verison on neweggs.
  15. Then again I was able to install the 32 bit window 7 when I got the CD from campus last year. ~_~ When try to use the 32 bit pro cd it boot up just fine. (of course I have no reason to install it since it is already on the machine but wanted to check if it was my cd/rom)
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