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Trying to install 64 bit over 32 bit

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  • I have searched the forums but didn't see the answer to my question. So hear it is. I installed the 32 bit version just fine and have been running it a couple weeks already. I decided to try and install (to replace) the 64 bit version over it. I get this message when the 64 bit version trys to load. "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you are running. check your computer's system info to see whether you need a x86 (32 bit) or x64 (64 bit version of the program and then contact the software publisher." Has anyone been able to copy the 64 bit over the 32 bit version?

    I am 99% I am capable of running the 64 bit version. It even syas in the "My details about my computer" that it is 64 bit capable. I would like to take advantage of my computer's capability (memory to be exact, just want to see if I can get better performance). Here are the specs.

    cpu: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ (it is overclocked to 2.975 mhz)
    ram: 4 2gb Patriot PC2-6400 800mhz
    graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
    hard drive: 2 Maxtor Sata II 1TB hard drives (one for windows 7, one for xp), 1 500gb Maxtor Sata II (store things on)
    mobo: MSI K9A2 Platinum edition
    drives: 1 Blu ray/HDD and 1 DVD/CD burner

    I do a lot of pictures, video, dvr tv shows, and games. I just upgrade all the time but that is about all I can do is put the system together. So any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Samstag, 31. Januar 2009 23:47

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    Do a clean install of Win7 64bit.  Do not do an upgrade.

    • Als Antwort markiert antonio8 Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:24
    Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:07
  • Sorry, but one cannot upgrade a 32-bit operating system to a 64-bit operating system.  A clean install is required.
    Carey Frisch
    • Als Antwort markiert antonio8 Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:24
    Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:18
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    Do a clean install of Win7 64bit.  Do not do an upgrade.

    • Als Antwort markiert antonio8 Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:24
    Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:07
  • I was hoping to avoid that since iI already have quite a bit of stuff and did not want to lose any info, but I guess I might have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall.
    Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:15
  • Sorry, but one cannot upgrade a 32-bit operating system to a 64-bit operating system.  A clean install is required.
    Carey Frisch
    • Als Antwort markiert antonio8 Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:24
    Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009 00:18
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