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    Default windows 7 will only install into 32bit, not 64 bit with i7 920

    I am having the problem of windows 7 only wanting to install into 32bit and not 64bit on my computer. I have searched the net and have seen multiple people saying that they run 64 bit on their comp so whats the deal. I have a asus x58 MB and 4 gigs ddr3 corsair mem. Intel i7 920 and anything would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: windows 7 will only install into 32bit, not 64 bit with i7 920

    Silly question: Windows 7 (like XP and Vista, as well as other operating systems) comes in multiple flavors. Are you using a 64bit installation disk? If you are, in fact, using a Windows 7 64bit installation package what error are you getting?
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    Default Re: windows 7 will only install into 32bit, not 64 bit with i7 920

    my windows 7 cd case came with a 64 bit and a 32 bit disc, when i insert the 64 bit disc i get this message

    "This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows. To upgrade, you need the correct installation disc. For more information, check your computer's system information. To install a new copy of Windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc, and then select Custom (advanced)."

    Thats as far as the 64 bit disc will go, the 32 bit disc installs everything just fine.

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    Default Re: windows 7 will only install into 32bit, not 64 bit with i7 920

    Ahh! O.k. I believe the problem comes from the fact that you are attempting to do an UPGRADE from a 32 bit O/S to 64 bit and not a fresh install. In theory you can only upgrade to Windows 7 64bit if you are already using a previous 64bit Windows installation. You can, however, use your upgrade disk to do a clean install to 64 bit : Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums .
    Keep in mind that this method wipes all previous programs/files so be sure to have a backup of all your stuff first.
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    Default Re: windows 7 will only install into 32bit, not 64 bit with i7 920

    you were correct about the problem but i think i had a unique case. I had 64 bit vista and it would ONLY install into 32 bit windows 7. Then for about 2 months i kept trying to install into 64 bit windows 7 and it wasnt untill yesterday that it finally worked. I pretty much tried every two weeks because i figured that a update may come out for some random peice of my hardware that would fix the issue and apparently something changed because it works now lol.

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