Just build a new rig have old laptop, Q is..

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by banikane, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. banikane

    banikane New Member

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    My old dell laptop is a 32bit windows xp with no room on the hard drive. Have a have a 32gig flash drive (from Patriot-and it's awesome) I would like to install windows7 64bit version on my new rig(i7 920, gtx285, 6gig ram, 650 hdd, 750w psu) Can't seem to download 64bit on laptop flash drive only the 32 bit version. Guess my question is what is the easiest way to load win7 on my new rig?
     
  2. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    Burn the ISO to DVD, and boot from the DVD? lol
     
  3. banikane

    banikane New Member

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    that sounds nice and easy. tried that but it didn't work. Not sure why, but think it's because the laptop is only 32bit and would like to install the 64 bit on the new rig.
     
  4. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    ... You need to download the 64-Bit version. If you can't get it download, it's a matter of where you're downloading from, not the OS your downloading to. It doesn't matter in the least that your laptop is 32-Bit, an ISO is an ISO until it's installed.
     
  5. banikane

    banikane New Member

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    Thanks Kyle! you made my day! will have to try and find some place else to download the iso.
     
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    Radenight New Member

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    You should be able to get the ISO from Microsoft's site still... but you have to hurry as it stops being available directly from them today February 10, 2009.... ;)
     
  7. banikane

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    Just wanted to let you guys know I did get it work the other day. You guys rock!:razz:
     
  8. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    That's good news, how did the install go?
    Everything running smoothly after you got it installed, or did you have to go driver hunting?
     

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