I'm in hopes someone has experienced this and found a resolution: I am upgrading a Windows Vista 32 bit hard drive in a new build I have with Windows 7 64 bit OS. The hardware more then exceeds the recommendation requirements for 64bit but I'm curious if I have a bad disk (purchased from a retailer) or if there is a alternate resolution available. (No need to backup, it is an unused hard drive.) Issues leading me to a bad disk: Scenario 1: When I am at the desk top with the old Vista OS, I put in the disc, click on the auto run pop up and it gives the "Compatibly bit version" error and will not open the install splash screen. Scenario 2: When I start the computer up with the disk in the CD/DVD Rom Drive as I have the CD/DVD Rom drive set as first boot option it gives me the flashing "_" cursor with the black screen. After trying it several times I ope the drive bay and it says it can't find the boot manager. In addition I have tried to go into the different start up apps indicated by the auto run file and all of them won't allow me to start because of the error give in scenario 1. Did I get a bad disc from the retailer or is there something I am missing? This is the disc that I purchased: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems I see no, "Upgrade" anywhere on this version as I intended it to be a new/full disc with all of the needed "New Image/Upgrade" possibilities and not your "Anytime upgrade" type version. To Recap:I don't need to backup anything, this is a previous hard drive that does not need any backups done it, it is a hard drive that I don't need but am using.The problem is I can't the clean install started in any fashion either through desktop or reboot. Thank you for any help available/experienced.