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Win 7 64bit version issue

Q: Win 7 64bit version issue

I have an MSI gaming laptop (Model: GX720). It came with Win7 32bit and I decided to install the Win7 64bit version. My system is capable of running the 64bit version of Windows 7 (According to Performance Information and Tools and Windows 7 upgrade advisor). I tried installing Win7 64bit and when it finishes it hangs on "Starting Windows logo", I noticed that the HDD's flash light stops flashing, I left it there for about 10 minutes and nothing. I also tried "safe mode" and I noticed it hangs on "CLASSPNP.SYS".

I have installed 32bit from the same DVD and it installs successfully. Only the 64bit version seems to fail, but, only on my laptop because on my mom's, my brother's, and my girlfriend's laptop -64bit and 32bit works perfectly with the same DVD I'm using to install my 64bit version. My system's specs are:

-Intel? 45nm Montevina Core™ 2 Duo Processors P7350 2.0GHz - 2.4GHz 3MB Cashe 1066MHz FSB (Centrino 2)
-4.00GB DDR2-800MHz Dual Channel Memory
-NVIDIA? GeForce?130M-GT 512MB DDR3 + Turbo Cache - 17" WXGA (1600 x 900) TFT display ACV
-SATA Hardrive 320GB

Any ideas? Thank you.

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A: Win 7 64bit version issue

Googling "CLASSPNP.SYS" and windows 7 finds lots of links about BSoD's and failed boots. Sadly, there don't seem to be any solid fixes, but there are some suggestions. Make sure your BIOS settings are set to "Default" is one of them.

Also, I had this issue when I tried to put 8 Gig of ram in my VAIO SR290 notebook. Win 7 x64 wouldn't boot up, and I couldn't successfully re-install it. x64 Ubuntu worked fine with 8 Gigs and Win 7 32 bit worked fine with 8 Gigs installed.

I took out 2 Gigs and all was well. Win 7 x64 worked fine with 6 Gig. You could try removing some ram and see what happens.

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I've just updated my flash version on Firefox ... but what's running now is Adobe Flash 11.9.r900 (32 bit). I've never noticed before but shouldn't I be running a 64bit version? If so, where do I find one? When installing the new version, Adobe recognised that I was running Windows 64bit.
Thanks ..

A:64bit system ... do i need 64bit adobe flash version???

Hello, Yes
When you download Flash Player installer using 64-bit Internet Explorer, you download the 64-bit Flash Player installer. It installs Flash Player on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer if both are present.Download Adobe Flash Player

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I just came to the realization that a computer of mine is 64bit even though it has been running the 32bit version of Windows 7.  This came about when some curiosity lead me to the manufacturer's website seeking to learn some specific details about the
computer.  Interestingly there is a statement which says something to the effect that this particular computer was not intended for use with the 32bit version of Windows.  This causes me to assume that it was sold with the 64bit version installed
which was changed after market.  I have no idea how this might have happened insofar as I obtained the computer from a friend who was discarding it.  This friend isn't someone who would know about such things.  I did reinstall the 32bit version
of Windows when I added an SSD drive but did this thinking it was a 32bit computer because it was running the 32bit version of Windows.
While the 32bit version is working fine, I am dependent on some software where support for 32bit has been abandoned.  I'd also like to add more memory and learned that while the computer can support up to 16GB it. apparently, won't use more than 4GB
when running the 32bit version of Windows.
I have quite a bit of work invested in building out the computer with the software I'm using and it would be nice if I didn't have to redo that to upgrade it to 64bit, which is what leads to my question.

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So last night I started the Win 7 Pro 64 bit "upgrade" on my vista 64 bit business OS.

Before doing this on my home machine - I tested first at work on a VM of vista 32bit business - upgrade to win 7 32 bit pro.... took about 30 min. Done. Of course thats a vanilla install too.

I dont have a lot on my PC at home... a handful of programs at most. Going on 19 HOURS later, it is still at the "transferring files, settings and programs (62%) portion of the upgrade and still shows activity happening.

Any ideas on what is taking this so long to do? Suggestions on if I should just scrap this upgrade install ?

A:Win 7 64bit Pro upgrade from vista 64bit business --- issue

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after installing an application, a windows pop up appeared, saying "The program cant start because d3dx9_36.dll is missing from your computer. So, i looked at my DxDiag version, its DirectX11...So what do you think is the problem? i went to this site How to download and install DirectX, but i found a lot version of DirectX, that i don't know which one is compatible with mine so that i can be able to run the program. I've done reinstalling, and still it happens..

Additional info:
win7 64bit OS, sp1
currently running DirectX11

Please tell me which version should i download and how to install it, if it is hard, if it is as simple as this "download and install then run the app" then just tell me please if that's the case. This forum nver lets me down so im counting on you guys...

A:DxDiag Version Compatibility Issue, Which version should i download?

Welcome to Seven Forums mclarren. That dll is from DirectX 9 that dll should reside in both System32 and SysWOW64. The correct download if needed would be

Download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from Official Microsoft Download Center

I can zip up both dll's, but if the download corrects the issue, no need. Let us know. A Guy

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I would like to make a clean install of win7. Using the 32bit version(I have the cd), doesn?t make sense anymore to me so I need the 64bit iso, but how do I get it?? Microsoft stopped this download service for consumers and Dell, from where I bought the computer&OS, has also nothing to do with it...
I would like later to upgrade to win10 64bit.
Does anybody have an idea how I can upgrade from win7 32 to win7 64 bit?

A:Upgrading OEM version from 32 to 64bit

This should be based on whether you have 3gb or more RAM to run 64 bit smoothly. If so then it discusses how to find safe reinstallation media in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

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hey all,
im having problems with my 64 bit version laptop every time i need to install softwars from CDs i've already used them successfully on my old laptop (32 bit version).also im having difficulties to install program from the net like REGcure(Problems with 0x80070057?). it prompt me a msg saying that it doesn't work on my 64 bit version
so what can i do ?
thx a lot

A:problems with the 64bit version

Hi jeffkhoury,

Well, If the programs you're trying to use are only 32 bit compatible then you can't use them in 64 bit. You'll have to find alternative programs that are 64 bit compatible. As to if you want a registry cleaner program you can use CCleaner. Many use it with good results. There is a list of 32 and 64 bit compatible programs in this list.
Free Software List for Vista

If you are having problems with errors you can run System File Checker and Checkdisk to see if it helps with any missing/corrupted files.
System Files - SFC Command
Check Disk - chkdsk

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It's nearly here, so what version will you be loading and why.

A:32 or 64bit - What Version will you be installing

I'm gonna get the 32bit cause I don't have enough ram to take advantage of 64bit.

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I installed win7 from a dvd that had both 32/64 bit versions..
By mistake i installed 32bit version and the day after i notice the mistake.

On the same computer I used my other drive that is an Agility 3 SSD disk and install the win7. ( I removed the first drive so only only one disk on the system)

Now i dont have a chose to select 64/32 bit.
It install 32bit only.

What to do?
Is this some kind of BIOS thing??
Updated my spec and also here is computer

Asus P8Z68-V Pro
Corsair CMPSU-750AX 750W
Corsair Graphite 600T
Corsair Hydro H70
Corsair XMS3 Vengeance DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 OC Mini HDMI Dual-DVI 1GB
Intel Core i7 2600K 3,4GHz Socket 1155 Box
OCZ Agility 3 Series SATA III 2.5" SSD 60GB

A:cannot install 64bit version

Lower left corner of your post. Click and fill out your hardware specs. Somebody might be able to help. (mobo, graphics adap, etc.)

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I have been using the 32bit version for years, great PDF creation program. Bought a new computer and the 64bit version will NOT install Error message says the program does not have enough rights. Installed using admin ac and ran as administrator. I have read elsewhere that Win 7 has these issues and have tried several suggested fixes. So far no luck. Anyone else please know a cure for error 108 please???

A:Nitro Pro version 8 64bit

Try running the 32 bit version, I have w7 64 bit and I use the Foxit free PDF program and it is 32 bit. Runs fine on 64 bit w7. w7 is still the best OS, why do you think MS did something to it?


I was going to test Nitro but they want some personal info just to try it, so it's not a "free" trial.

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how do you find out which version of XPpro is installed xp pro 64Bit or 32BIT version

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I got a copy of Windows 7 32 bit yesterday and didnt relize it wasnt a 64 bit. took it home opened it, installed it.. damn. now what im wondering is if i download a windows 7 64 bit .ISO can i use my 32 bit registration key on the 64 bit version? please someone let me know.

A:will a 32 bit key work on a 64bit version

Where did you buy it? The retail is supposed to include both 32 and 64 bit versions.

The key works for both versions.

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Hey guys I have an oem version of windows 7 and am looking at a new motherboard am I able to put that oem version on it. Thanks

A:OEM Version of windows 7 64bit

Hi -The choice is yours, but please read Licensing FAQ and make your own decisions on this -Fine details are listed below > >http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en-gb/licensing/sblicensing/pages/licensing_faq.aspx Thank You -

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I recently bought a laptop with 8 GB of Ram yet it came with the Windows 7 32bit version. I plan to install the 64 bit version yet since I have a SS want to know what its the best way to do this. Should I delete everything from my SSD first? If so how do I do this? Thanks in advance.

A:Upgrading to 64bit version

You will need to backup any data you want saved and do a clean install, as you cannot upgrade from 32- to 64-bit. You don't need to delete the SSD. The install will do this for you.

Clean Install Windows 7

EDIT ***

Barefoot Kid suggests this first...

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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There is a working version of uxtheme pather that work with my PC? I have start to use some version but not one work correctly. The latest that I have used is named "Universal Theme Patcher" UniversalThemePatcher_20090409, apparently it work but it change only the wallpapers and few options and not apply correctly the themes

A:uxtheme for Win 7 64bit italian version

Hello lauraq

Have a look at this thread and make sure you follow the steps
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

If that still do not work, there is an alternative, which i linked to below
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7

Hope this helps

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I bought windows 7 64bit upgrade version for students. However I want to use 32 bit now, since I have simply had too many problems. Is it possible to install Windows7 32bit and register it with my CD Key (which I got for 64bit Version)?


A:Windows 7 64bit Key with 32bit version possible?

Quote: Originally Posted by Dandukovic


I bought windows 7 64bit upgrade version for students. However I want to use 32 bit now, since I have simply had too many problems. Is it possible to install Windows7 32bit and register it with my CD Key (which I got for 64bit Version)?


yes it is

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Hi everyone,

Great forum.

I am currently using a vista ultimate 32bit machine for Photoshop drawings. As these images can become very large (up to 4gb in size) I am using my second drive as a scratch disk which slows thing down. My system has 4 gb ram but 32 bit only sees 3gb and I would like to utilize the extra gig and maybe add a further 2 or 4 gigs in the future - hence the upgrade to vista 64bit.

Before I do, I have a few issues/queries.

1. I will buy a new hard drive to install the 64bit OS as a clean install and leave my 32bit OS on it's original disk incase it all goes horribly wrong. As I will now have three hard drives installed will this affect the installation of vista 64 bit?

Will it interfere with the 32 bit versions boot sector?.... as I may need to swap back

2. I've read that vista 64bit has problems installing with 4gb ram installed. Is this true? Seems really odd if this is the case.

3. How do I install the sata drivers for the installation to recognize the hard drives?

4. Has anyone got any important tips for installation to save me problems before I start?

Cheers in advances


System. Asus P5B deluxe, Intel 6700 processor O/C to 3ghz, 4 gb Ram, 74gb Raptor (windows vista32), 320gb HD(Storage), Nvidia 8800gts 640mb, A3 Wacom Tablet

I will add another Raptor X 150gb for Vista64

A:Using Vista 32bit and want to add 64bit version

Is there no one that can help me with these queries?



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Looking for review of 64bit XP pro
I've received a copy which I've loaded - system seems slow and finding it hard to find appropriate drivers.
- using a Compaq Presario R3000 - 800 megahertz AMD Athlon 64

Purpose is to run some Auto Diagnostic software which requires XP pro - I haven't been able to confirm whether this will work with the 64 bit version.

A:Solved: WinXP Pro & 64bit version ??

Appears the Auto Diagnistic software won't work with XP 64bit. (I tried to install and received message that it will not work with this operatng system - issue was I could not find this info before installing)

- I'm unloading XP64 and reinstalling XP pro.
I don't see the benefits at this time. .... xp pro will work just fine.

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I have 32bit windows enterprise and i would like to know if it is possible to upgrade to 64bit windows enterprise but with a 64bit pro windows 7 disk?

A:Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit with different version

You can go from 32 to 64 or 64 to 32 with a clean install using an upgrade DVD
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

The install should include a format

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I found the Flash player pgm (BETA) from Adobe...it works great. So, I want to call up a specific URL from the Desktop that will use the 64bit IE8 vs the 32bit default. What would be the proper syntex for this. I have a 64bit Vista and the IE8 is defaulted to the 32 bit version and can't be changed (that I know of)

A:calling IE8 64bit version with URL on the Desktop

This is actually quite easy to do!

32 bit IE = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
64 bit IE = "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

So, the shortcut TARGET to open example.com would be (64bit)

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" Example Web Page

Good luck!


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This laptop (eMachines E525) came pre-installed with Vista Basic, and I wiped it and put 7 32-bit on, with no problems. After a month I decided to try 64-bit and found that the sound no longer works. Microsoft's default driver was "High Definition Audio Device" . I have tried the manufacturers download site for this laptop, and I wound up with a Realtek HD Audio Device driver, and it was listed as for Windows 7 x64 Professional, so I definately have the right driver. I installed the driver, restarted, and tried playing music. Still no sound. I even tried plugging headphones in. Nothing. On going to Control Panel and looking at the "Realtek HD Audio Manager" it seems to recognize when I plug the headphones in and take them out, but still no sound! I don't know what's wrong here! I do have a set of USB speakers and those of course work as they are a different Audio Device, but that isn't a long term solution as I need to take the laptop around alot and only have 2 USB ports! Anyone have any ideas? I'd rather not have to rewipe again and go back to 32 bit Windows...

A:eMachines E525 no sound in 64bit version of 7

Type audio into your start/search field and go to the Realtech HD Audio Manager. Check whether any of the settings are odd.

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Just want to say thanks for your help on my previous questions.

I have another question - tried to run some old software that I really need, the install wizard works fine but when I try to run it, it says incompatible with 64bit windows 7

Is there any way around this



A:Software incompatible with 64bit version of Windows

Have a look at this: Application Compatibility: Windows Vista 64-Bit

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I am running a 64 bit computer, everytime I download Microsoft essentials, it downloads the 32 bit version and when I try to install it, it tells me I am using the wrong version.  How do I get the correct version to download?

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Problems mainly relate to.A- some (not all) .chm filesB- IE8In relation to the former the problem is that the file opens ok for a couple of seconds then exits abuprtly (happens on both normal and 64bit windows)This problem doesn't happen on win7 (which is installed on the same machine)In relation to the later (i.e IE8), the problem relates to the fact that it shows up on the processes tab in task manager right from start up (even though i did not open or click on the shortcut), if i close the program (which isn't visibly on screen anyway) within task manager and then open up another app or game (not IE8) the IE8 entry will reappear in the processes tab within the taskmanager window, even if i close it again, opening up an app or game will make ie8 reappear

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Do I have to uninstall or is there a fix. Help please

A:I installed 32bit version of windows 8 I need 64bit

Hello Gav, welcome to the Eight Forums.

Simple answer: There's absolutely no way to upgrade from 32 bit Windows to 64 bit or otherwise change the Windows bit version. You must do a clean install using a 64 bit install media and reinstall all your software.


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In the drivers sections of has 2 operating systems to choose. win 8.1 32 or 64 bit and win 10 32 and 64bit.

Has anyone tried to install a 64 bit version of windows ?

A:Satellite Click Mini L9W-B-102 Have anyone tried the Win 64bit version?

If you visit the drivers section it shows also windows 8 and 10 64 bit options. Has anyone tried

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IE 32 bit version works fine but the life of me I can't get IE 64 bit to work (It keeps coming up as the 32 bit

version per task manager
I have set Enable Enhanced Protection Mode (and rebooted)
Set use Software rendering instead of GPU Rendering (and rebooted)
I reset all advanced options to default
removed all add-ons
deleted all Internet Temporary files
Opened to About:blank as my home page
Turned Internet Explorer off in Program Options --> rebooted and turned it back on
Nothing works.

To be more specific about what I need to do.

I need to connect to my Cisco SA540 router to establish an SSL VPN connection.

First on Windows 64 bit machines using 32 bit IE I get a "browser is incompatible" error when I attempt to log


I can log in using Fire Fox but nothing happens when I try to connect to the VPN (no errors, nothing)

I wrote a VB.net program (framework 3.5) add a Webbrower control. I can login to the router, when I connect to

the VPN I get a prompt to install the Cisco program, then I get the following error:

   Line250:   Char 1

   Error Obect required 'VPLaunch1'

   Code 0

   URL https://(my router IP)/scgi-bin/userPortal/sslvpnclient64?launch=true&ie64bit=true

It appears to be looking for a 64 bit program but since it is running as 32 bit it fails.

Please note, I have not run into this problem on other Windows 7 64 bit machines. I can run ... Read more

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My current build has been good to me over the years, but it's definitely starting to show its age. I feel that it's time not for just an upgrade, but an entirely new system from scratch. New case, new mobo, new RAM, new everything.

This includes a new operating system as well. I definitely don't want to transfer the OS from this build to the new one. The most I'll do is put some files on a USB drive and copy them over to the new one. There's way too much leftover HP stuff and who knows what else from when this build started as a prebuilt PC some 6 years ago.

I don't want windows 8 or 10, I'm perfectly fine with Win 7. It's flawless, and has less compatibility issues with old games (I'm a sucker for old-school gaming).

I've looked around for a boxed of Win7 copy to buy, but all of them say they're 'OEM', which I've heard not good things about. It's also not the same as what I have currently. All I want is a new replacement for the exact one I already have: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1. I've found this on amazon but I can't find out if it's OEM or not:
Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit DVD + Genuine Product Key

A:Where to buy a non-OEM version of Win7 home premium SP1 64bit?

It looks okay but yeah it's not the official box. Not sure why they don't sell them anymore, maybe to get everyone on Windows 10 to use their market ?

Since it was a prebuilt, you should have a sticker on your pc with the windows serial key, you can enter that into Windows website to download the official windows.iso, they also have a usb tool to make it bootable from USB.

Plug in your usb, boot up from usb, install windows. Simple

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...nload/windows7 Enter your key here.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...-download-tool USB tool, use a blank USB stick.

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So, I faced this problem 2 years ago, yet, I can't solve it.

A few years back, I've got a new Toshiba Satellite C850-B797 laptop. It came with Windows 7 64-bit, few months later I forced to format it and install a new Windows; However, since that time, I'm locked out of ANY 64-bit version of Win.

Though, ANY 32-bit version of Win will install without problem (Why?).

The error code is 0x80070570
I've searched the internet and even did my personal research, but with no luck.

It just stops at 17% while installing, and gives that error.

What I've tried:
- Installing from 4 different USB sticks. (Couldn't use CD/DVD, the driver isn't functional).
- Trying different USB ports both 3.0 and 2.0
- Trying different SATA modes, bith IDE and AHCI.
- Swapping out and removing the RAMs.
- Wiping out the HDD many times even with dban.
- Trying many ISOs and different Windows versions (7, 8, and 10).

Out of all of that, 32-bit installs perfectly, but 64-bit is NOT.

Why? What is the problem?
Thanks in advance for any kind of help.

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We have bought some month ago 32bit and 64bit versions of Win7.
From one of them we burned a backup DVD.

Now we need to re-install Win7 on a computer but we did not found the original DVDs. Fortunately we have the backup DVD available.

Is there a way to find out if it contains the 32 bit or 64bit version?
Of cause without trial and error by installing it. Just from inspecting the files.

We found no info/readme file on it which shows the version.


A:How to detect if a Win7 install DVD contains 32bit or 64bit version?

Quote: Originally Posted by pstein

We have bought some month ago 32bit and 64bit versions of Win7.
From one of them we burned a backup DVD.

Now we need to re-install Win7 on a computer but we did not found the original DVDs. Fortunately we have the backup DVD available.

Is there a way to find out if it contains the 32 bit or 64bit version?
Of cause without trial and error by installing it. Just from inspecting the files.

We found no info/readme file on it which shows the version.


If it is the same as the original 32bit is about 2.5 gigs (the ISO) and 64 is a bit over 3 gigs.

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Hello i have many time trying to get TVAP but is imposible all versions i tried i get error tvap error t0x8146045B . i need that because my FN keys are not working, and i think is because i dont have any program from toshiba, so i cant active wifi function. my bios version is 2.50

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Hello SF gurus and members

I just want to know which office 2010 is the best to install on my Windows 7 PRO 64bit,

do you recommend 32bit version or 64bit version of MS Office 2010.
what is the difference of it?
any inputs is highly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Which is recommended MS Office 2010 32bit or 64bit version?

I've been using the 32bit version for over a year now with no issues. I guess that if you are using very large spreadsheets or presentation then 64bit is the way to go and it is the future of course.

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Hello Everyone ,,

I'm a computer programmer and I have a database program for pharmacy >>

The problem is on a customer's computer with Windows 7 64 Bit I installed the version 1.2 for example .. then I wanted to replace it with version 1.3 !!!

After replacing the files when lunching it >> it's still 1.2 !

Can any one HELP me ?!!!

A:Problem updating program version in windows 7 64Bit

I don't think the issue has anything with whether the OS is 64 or 32 bit, I as well as many others update both 64 or 32 bit software/programs all the time and have no issues running a 64-bit OS (Windows 7).

Now I'm not a programmer but what I think may be your issue is how the program is coded, and whether it's updating the files it needs to update.

In short, you may have to look at your code and make sure you have it setup to install, execute, and or update at either the 32 or 64 bit level.

You might also make sure it's not skipping any files, which it sounds like it is by not updating the version numbers.

Again, I'm no programmer so....

My two cents.

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So, to make a long story short, I have a computer I'm supposed to fix for a friend. It gets lots of graphics artifacts, black boxes, colored dots, etc. It has an Asrock motherboard (an unusual board with both AGP and PCI-E) and a GeForce 7900gs (AGP).

After much reading, I have determined that this is a solved problem . Its a driver problem on Asrock boards with nvidia AGP graphics cards. The solution is to install a (very) old version of the nvidia drivers (forceware 97.52). This is described by user Brainwashed here:
Wonky Screen Corruption Problem

But I am having trouble finding and installing a win7, 64bit version of this driver. I know one exists, because in the very next reply in that thread, user Vighi says he found one for Vista64, and it worked (he has win7). But he doesn't give a link to it.

I tried to find one on my own with google. I found this one:
v97.52 VISTA 64bit | Nightly Build - LaptopVideo2Go Forums

But its on a laptop video website, and might be for a laptop video card. Its also a "modified Inf" driver, whatever that means. Anyway, I ran the setup file, but it wouldn't install. In safe mode, it said it couldn't find a driver compatible with my hardware. In normal mode, it says I have the wrong operating system, that it won't work with a 64bit OS.

Thoughts? Its really frustrating having identified the problem, and found a solution that almost everyone says worked for them, but not be able to make it work myself.

Thanks guys!

A:Finding a win7, 64bit compatible version of an old nVidia driver...

You can use the vista driver if you install it in compatibility mode

Right click the installer>properties>compatibility>chose vista.

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I'm building a spare PC system and wondering if I can format and use an old Western Digital 80Gb IDE with oldskool 4 pin power connector to install Windows 7 64bit onto? Or does it need to be a newish SATA type to be worth installing that onto it?

The only reason I'm considering using a 64bit version is so it can recognize and utilize the full 4 gig ram. It's not going to be a fast system/spec (no gaming, DVD videos etc) so I might consider windows 7 32 bit if there's any fix/patch to get it to recognize all the RAM. I will use it for processing audio and photo editing (audacity and photoshop) so I'd like the full 4 gig of RAM.

It will be running an ASUS M2A-VM motherboard with DDR2 ram slots, and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ CPU


A:Can you install/is it worth installing Windows 7 64bit version on an old IDE drive?

You can definitely "use" it; it will install and run.

It will most likely be the performance bottleneck in your system though, considering you are doing audio and video work--as they are CPU, RAM AND Hard disk-intensive tasks. You could always get a bigger/faster drive when/if you notice performance issues or run low on storage, by cloning the drive to a larger drive with no loss of data or settings.

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i have windows XP,64-bit edition,version 2003(service pack 1).When I try to install some software the following two messages appear:

This software is trying to run the file "...blabla.exe".This is a valid file but it was developped for older computer systems and is not supported on this version of windows .Please contact the software vendor for information on availability of the supported version of the software.

the image file "...blabla.exe" is valid but is a machine type other than the current machine.

i would appreciate some help about what to do

A:windows xp 64bit edition version 2003 error message

ignis said:

i have windows XP,64-bit edition,version 2003(service pack Click to expand...

kinda unclear about what your asking... so, you have Windows XP installed now & trying to install 64bit 2003?

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I'm building a spare PC system and found a spare hard drive and was wondering if I can format it and (an old Western Digital 80Gb IDE with oldskool 4 pin power connector) to install Windows 7 64bit onto? Or does it need to be a newish SATA type to be worth installing that onto it (to boot off)?

The only reason I'm considering using a 64bit version is so it can recognize and utilize the full 4 gig ram. It's not going to be a fast system/spec (no gaming, DVD videos etc) so I might consider windows 7 32 bit if there's any fix/patch to get it to recognize all the RAM. I will use it for processing audio and photo editing (audacity and photoshop) so ideally I'd like the full 4 gig of RAM.

Are there any limitations or issues with Windows 7 64bit that I should consider if I'm only used to 32 bit operating systems (XP and 7) in the past?

It will be running an ASUS M2A-VM motherboard with DDR2 ram slots, and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ CPU


A:[SOLVED] Can you install/is it worth installing Windows 7 64bit version on an old IDE

You can use a ide hdd

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***the image file "...blabla.exe" is valid but is for a machine type other than the current machine.

A:windows xp 64bit edition version 2003 error message

Closing duplcate post, please continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=350236

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I am trying (in vain) to issue a net start command "net start - "C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\utorrent.exe", on the command line. The error message is "the filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect". I believe the 3 details are correct, as i am looking at the utorrent.exe file right now, which is sitting on that path. The only issue i can think of is that, since i am running win7 64bit, there nay be some sort of problem with the "(x86)" bit in the path name.

Any ideas?



A:net start command line issue - 64bit issue?

Hello Andy,

If you were just wanting to run the utorrent.exe file, then you would just need to use either command below to do so instead. The net start command is for services instead.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\utorrent.exe"



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I am running an ASUS P6T with OCZ 3 x 2GB on Vista Home Premium 64-bit. When I look at properties under computer it says I have 6.00 GB under Memory(RAM) and 64-bit OS under System type. The BIOS says I have 6135MB. However, when I look in Windows Task Manager under Performance under Physical Memory it says I only have 2046MB. Steam also reports that I have only 2046Mb of RAM.

Does anyone have any ideas what is going on?
Thank you for the help

A:64bit RAM issue

is it allocated to something else like video?

also is that the "TOTAL PHYSICAL RAM" or the TOTAL PHYSICAL RAM AVAILABLE" there are two different ones.

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Hi, I am hoping someone can tell me what is going wrong here...

I have two versions of Sonar X1 Producer installed - the 64bit version and the 32bit version.

Sonar projects use the extension .cwp and by default open with the 64bit version, located at program files/cakewalk/sonar x1 producer/sonarpdr.exe

However, since the 64bit version is unstable, I wish to use the 32bit version to open the .cwp files

When I try to change the default "opens with", by assigning the default to program files (x86)/cakewalk/sonar x1 producer/sonarpdr.exe it doesnt change.

Is this because both exe files are titled the same, just that one is in the 64bit programs folder and the other is in the 32bit, and Windows is thinking they are the same program, hence it wont change it from the 64bit to the 32bit version of the exe?

Many thanks for your help!

A:Change "opens with" from 64bit version of prog to 32bit, not working

I managed to suss it out, and so if anyone else has this problem, here is what you can do...

Open Regedit, and search for the exe that is giving you trouble.

Keep searching the registry until you come to the path that is incorrect, then edit it to the correct path.


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Has anyone recently downloaded either the 32 or 64 bit driver from creatives website? Says it was released April 24th and won't pass its own CRC check when it goes to unpack it. I downloaded it with two different browsers, assured the cache was flushed, etc...

I had to install the Vista 64 driver in Vista SP1 compatibility mode. Which seems to work sometimes, other times not.

Just curious if anyone has had the issue or had the install work with the NEWEST release from Creative.

(I'm running build 7100)

A:X-Fi 32&64bit Driver Issue?


I read through the Forums on Creative's website and it looks like it's now a known problem.

I re-downloaded them today and it installs correctly. If anyone else has the issue, redownload the driver set or wait a few days and redownload it.

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Hello Everyone,

At one point in time i was able to see tags for mp3 files in windows explorer. Recently they have been showing up blank (see attachment for details). If i right click a file, and goto advanced, i see only three fields that can be updated.

But if i play the file in media player, or open the file in MP3Tag, i can see that it has IDV1 and IDv2 tags.

I am using Windows XP SP2 64bit. Any ideas on what could be happening?


A:MP3 Tag Display Issue - XP 64bit

hello there. am having the same problem. did you manage to solve it? help wanted!

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I just put together a new PC, installed Vista Ultimate 64bit, and i have the following hardware.

ASUS P6T Deluxe
Intel core i7 940
6GB Gskill DDR3 Ram
ATI Radeon 4870
WD Raptor Drive

Everything's been running great, however i went to install Itunes 8 (64bit) and have this issue when i startup the program.

I have all updated drivers, and no hardware conflicts presently that i'm aware of..

It's starting to get frustrating not being to update my phone/Ipod etc, so i'll paypal $20 to the first person that can provide me with a solution.


A:Issue with Itunes 8 (64bit)


Try these suggestions.

Run itunes as an administrator.
Stick it in the DEP allow list and re run it.
Run it in compatibility mode.
Start it in Safe Mode.
Do a repair install in Programs and features.
Uninstall it and delete all relevant entries.
Turn off any AV program.
Reinstall it as admin.
Have Apple Mobile Device service, ipod service,
windows media player network sharing service
set on automatic.
Make sure your display settings is set at 64 bit.
Read this.
yukichigai - Making the iPhone work in XP x64 - A guide for lovers

Even if any of my suggestions work, which they most likely won't, lol, I wouldn't want your money. Donate it to this forum if you like.
If they don't work then maybe someone else will have the right workaround.

Good luck.

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I am having what seems to be the common problem of trying to run the 64 bit version of crysis and getting a black screen then crash right after launching the game. I have done a lot of searching and did a few of the suggestions like uninstalling the Nvidia Network Access Manager, changed my settings to force vsync both on and off, and set single display performance mode. I have tried both exes in the 64bin file, launching from the vista game explorer and my drivers are up to date. Also like others the 32bit version works fine. I have also reinstalled the game.

2 8800gt sli
Asus p5n-d
4 gigs ddr2
vista ultimate 64 sp1

Thanks for any help.

A:Crysis 64bit issue

Had the same problem ... fixed it by running Crysis in DX9 mode rather than DX10 (go to Games, right-click on Crysis and select 'PlayDX9')

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I have Win 7 Pro 64bit installed on a SSD 250GB along with my Programs and Data on a second SATA Hard Drive.
Recently when I looked at my C: SSD from My Computer, I noticed the Used Space Bar was Red and I only had a small value of Free Space left (13GB). I used CCleaner to clean up Temporary Files Etc, Emptied the Recycle Bin. This action did not have much affect on increasing Free Space.
I left the issue for a few days as I had a lot of other work to do.
Yesterday, I thought I would have another look at this issue, as I was thinking I might have to upgrade to a 500GB SSD.
Low and Behold, when I checked the Drives in MY Computer, my C: SSD was now Blue and showing 108GB Free Space.
I am struggling to understand how this could have happened as I had done nothing to contribute to this change to Free Space.

Has WIN 7 Pro got some built in Archiving Feature I am not aware of that could have compressed the Files on C: SSD.

Can someone please throw some light on this issue.

A:SSD Space Issue - WIN 7 Pro 64bit

Rebooting, after all the cleaning, probably is why it changed.

I would also do a complete malware/spyware scan and antivirus scan.

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