Having trouble in installing 7 on vista

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  1. Narayan
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    this shows up when i try to install win7 x64
    i'm using the upgrade.
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    this is about my vista
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    so any ideas?
     
  2. Narayan
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    anyone?
     
  3. Originality

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    Just upgrade from a 64bit vista to a 64 bit win7.
     
  4. Narayan
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    that's what i'm doing. yet the first image shows up.
     
  5. Originality

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    Are you absolutely sure the version you're trying to install is 64bit?
     
  6. Nebz

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    That's a strange issue :wtf:

    Are you positive the disc or whatever you're using is actually 64 bit version and not 32bit?
     
  7. Narayan
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    it lets me choose x86 and x64, of course i choose x64. but whether i choose 64bit or 32 bit, it still shows a problem.

    i'm not actually installing it from a disc. i tried extracting files from the iso to the hard drive and tried mounting the iso using PowerISO. is that a problem?
     
  8. Nebz

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    It could be... I'd attempt to try burning it onto a disc if you have one. I've never seen such an issue and I attempted a few searches on a possible similar error and couldn't find anything. Hopefully someone else who knows more will come along.
     
  9. Originality

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    I've encountered the error a couple times, but both times it was caused by exactly what the error says: you cannot upgrade from x86 to x64 and visa versa. That's why I asked.

    I don't think it's a good idea to try using a virtual drive to install Windows. I've never tried it myself, but I imagine it would cause problems during the actual installation.
     
  10. Narayan
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    hmm, i'll go buy a disc tomorrow or another day, if i can go out. or just buy a pirated copy instead. but i'll still wait if anyone has a suggestion.

    EDIT: @Originality, i also tried installing it from the hard drive. i extracted the files from the iso.
     
  11. Zorua

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    It could be a bad ISO. I suggest re-downloading a different one.
     
  12. tj_cool

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    Make sure you're going to the same "version" as well (eg: Vista Ultimate -> Win7 Ultimate)

    Maybe you can try installing it from an USB Stick.
    http://download.cnet.com/Windows-7-USB-DVD...4-10972600.html

    (I mean reboot the PC and let it boot from the stick)


    If you haven't done it yet, back up your files too. An upgrade isn't supposed to delete your files, but still.
     
  13. Originality

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    Whilst a method to upgrade (both custom and in-place upgrades) from the HDD does exist, it requires a specially prepared exe file to work (it's not the same as sticking the files from the DVD on the HDD and running it). Naturally, the copy that I have can't really be shared out because it's tied to my student license.

    EDIT: Come to think about it, tj is right, there is a method to install from USB, using the files from the DVD. It's different from my HDD install file because it can run in a boot environment (like the DVD can).
     
  14. Narayan
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    well, i only see positive feedbacks form where i got this.
     
  15. Rydian

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    You can actually copy the files to a new partition and have your computer boot that partition and run the installer, I did it... but it's only really for clean/format installs, not upgrades.