Can't install in 64 bit mode

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  1. RichardRastor

    RichardRastor Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I'm pulling out my hair. I WAS in 64 bit mode but had a system
    failure and had to reinstall.

    Since then I haven't been able to install in 64 bit mode. No matter
    what I try it always installs the 32 bit version.

    I've even re-partitioned my hard drive in order to get a completely
    fresh install. But nothing seems to work.

    Windows "knows" my system in 64 bit capable. In the Control Panel -
    View basic info about your computer it shows my processor as "AMD
    Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ 2.4 GHz".

    So what's wrong? Is there a way coerce a 64 bit install?

    Thanks,


    RR
     
  2. RichardRastor

    RichardRastor Well-Known Member

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    Never mind. I think I used an X86 DVD.

    My bad.
     
  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    No worries Richard it's easy done and thanks for updating your post.. :)
     
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Richard
    I think most of us have done something stupid while installing software. Most just won't admit it. I've seen plenty of people crying because they picked the wrong partition or drive to format and install windows on and wipe out their data that wasn't backed up!
    Joe
     

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