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    Going from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7

    I am trying to go from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7.

    The 32 bit Vista was installed by mistake. My system can handle a 64 bit OS. Now I have finally found the time to upgrade. But the 64 bit intallation DVD can't be read from my OS. Any Advice?

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    Have you tried setting the dvd drive to be the first location in the list of boot locations in the bios and then trying to boot from the dvd?
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    You need to get into the BIOS and change the boot order so that the machine looks at the DVD drive to start the installation. I suggest you backup all your data, format the hard drive and do a clean Windows installation. Also, are you sure your Windows install DVD is OK? You can legally download Win 7 x64 SP1 from Download Crew, http://www.downloadcrew.com/?act=search&cat=67 then just use your legal Windows 7 serial key.

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    Boot order is the best way. Same for all other OSs like Linux.

    Although the DVD should work fine in Vista, even if it is 32-bit.

    ~TehYoyo


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