difficulty installing 64 bit windows 7 to replace 32 bit win vista

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sparksflying, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. sparksflying

    sparksflying MDL Novice

    Nov 18, 2010
    2
    0
    0
    I am newbie and trying to install 64 bit win7 on 32 bit vista. The following message appears when i try to do this. Can anyone offer any help/advise?

    the version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher
     
  2. frisbee66

    frisbee66 MDL Addicted

    Jul 30, 2009
    625
    333
    30
    you cant install a 64 bit O/S from within a 32 bit O/S
    Have to do it from boot
     
  3. flare4000

    flare4000 MDL Senior Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    414
    111
    10
    Not all pc will support 64bit os
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

    Jul 5, 2010
    495
    887
    10
    #4 DARKOR04, Nov 19, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010
    If you are trying to Upgrade to Windows 7 (any version) from Windows Vista (Any Version), only it's allow from Vista (Any Version) 32Bit to Windows 7 (Any Version) 32Bit or Vista (Any Version) 64Bit to Windows 7 (Any Version) 64Bit, never 32 to 64 or 64 to 32....

    Edit #1:

    From Vista (Any Version) 32Bit to Windows 7 (Any Version) 64Bit, need to be via Boot and clean install...

    Edit #2:

    If you want to keep all you files (not for porgrams) use Windwos Easy Tranfer also need another PC to do that....
     
  5. Alphawaves

    Alphawaves Super Moderator/Developer
    Staff Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    5,864
    20,048
    180
    First thing is to make sure your pc is 64 bit compatable.. ?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. sparksflying

    sparksflying MDL Novice

    Nov 18, 2010
    2
    0
    0
    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.

    My PC is an Acer Aspire M5201, cpu is AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, I have 8 gig ram installed


    When I run upgrade advisor it say my pc is compatible with win7 32 bit and that if I want to install 64 bit I have to do a custom install. I understand this but the issue seems to be my CPU. It seems I have a 32 bit operating system, can this be changed at all and is it worth changing. I want the 64 bit as the software I have (Adobe CS5) needs a 64 bit operating system.
     
  7. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

    Jul 12, 2009
    889
    1,223
    60
    Your CPU is 64-bit compatible, so i would.

    You've got 8GB of memory, so you can make full use of that too as you can't in 32-bit.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. DAz999

    DAz999 MDL Member

    May 19, 2007
    132
    31
    10
    #8 DAz999, Nov 21, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011
    Upgrading Vista to Win7

    Just a note for all users planning to upgrade from vista x32 or x64, do not use the upgrade option, it doesn t move all permissions on files etc correctly, I would recommend always do a clean install, learnt this when upgrading other users PC s happened many times. :eek:
     
  9. KotaXor

    KotaXor MDL Senior Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    259
    6
    10
    Yes...from 32bit to 64bit...always clean install...no upgrading.
    The architecture for both are different.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  10. danyo1337

    danyo1337 MDL Junior Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    80
    6
    0
    Upgrade in general has always sucked IMO. I upgraded from Vista 32bit to 7 32bit and had many screwed up system files. (Office 2007 also broke and was unremovable) I ended up getting a RAM upgrade (3GB to 6 GB) and fresh installing 7 64bit.