32 & 64 bit confusion

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  1. Shevron

    Shevron New Member

    Jun 13, 2009
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    Apologies if this is the wrong section on which to start this thread. Still new to this forum and just joined out of desperation.

    I decided to give a try at Windows 7. Looked up Microsoft W7 site, and downloaded the 64-bit version.

    I'm VERY sure that I downloaded the x64, as the filename says:


    (I checked the 32-bit filename to make sure, which says x86, so very sure)

    Installed without a hitch, and upon first bootup, I proceeded to install my newly downloaded 64-bit drivers (nForce, nVIDIA Forceware etc..) and to my surprise it reported that I'm not running the 64-bit OS.

    I checked system properties, and it reports:

    I reapplied for another CD-Key to make sure that I was using 64, and reinstalled from scratch (3 times)

    Windows 7 still reporting 32-bit. I have looked all over the net looking for someone with the same issue, but I simply cannot find anyone complaning about it.

    CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q9550
    M/B: Asus Striker Extreme II

    (so yeah, pretty sure my system IS 64-bit)

    Anyone has any ideas? This thing is driving me nuts as it's not making any sense, unless Microsoft screwed up the versions on download page.
    #1 Shevron, Jun 13, 2009
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  2. Shevron

    Shevron New Member

    Jun 13, 2009
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    This dxdiag might help prove my point:

    System Information
    Time of this report: 6/13/2009, 12:47:50
    Machine name: STACKER
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7000) (7000.winmain_win7beta.081212-1400)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 3070MB RAM
    Page File: 1962MB used, 4476MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7000.0000 32bit Unicode
  3. rsvr85

    rsvr85 New Member

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