Can't install 64 bit version

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  1. weetoots

    weetoots New Member

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    I have the following:
    Windows XP home SP3 and all the updates
    Intel E4400 @ 2.31GHZ
    3.00 GB of Ram
    DirectX 9.0c
    I have run the Windows upgrade advisor and it says Upgrade
    However, when I run XP and then incert the 64 bit Upgrade disc, I get the following message.
    "This installation Disc isn't compatable with your version of Windows. To upgrade you need the correct installation disc. For more info, check your computer's system info. To install a new copy of windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc, then select custom (advanced)."
    Well, If I try restart and boot from the 64 bit installation disc, it installs files, goes to the little blue screen, with the olive branch and dove. It sits here for 5 minutes and then nothing.

    How do I get this 64 bit disc to install? Again.

    Yes again, I had it installed over the xp and everything went fine. Then I tried to add xp back on a separate drive. That failed and in the process of trying to set up a dual boot, everything went FUBAR. I eventually ended up losing all of my partitions and had to reinstall XP onto a re-formatted drive, on one partion. I've just spent the night downloading all the updates, until there were no more.

    Now I can't get this Windows 7 64 bit to install....Help.
    I think I meet all of the parameters for the 64 bit disc.

    Lost in space,

    Al :frown:
     
  2. weetoots

    weetoots New Member

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    Problem solved.

    I had 3 sticks of memory installed on the motherBd. 3GB is too much, reduced it to 2GB and the darn thing installed.

    Go figure!
    :eek:
     
  3. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    And have you since slapped the spare ram back in? used to be a common issue on old pcs to use 1 stick of ram on install before adding rest in....lol
     
  4. weetoots

    weetoots New Member

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    Thanks,
    Unfortunately, when your older than dirt, you forget the "isms". Just takes longer to get into troubleshooting mode. lol
    Now I am back to 3 sticks but I think the MB is my limiting factor. No loss.
    Take care.
     

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