xarzu — 2012-05-05T18:40:05-04:00 — #1
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?
spacephoenix — 2012-05-05T20:17:43-04:00 — #2
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?
tombiz — 2012-05-07T23:44:10-04:00 — #3
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.
tehyoyo — 2012-05-08T17:45:22-04:00 — #4
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.