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windows xp pro x32 to windows 7 pro x64

by kilroy2505 / November 22, 2010 8:17 PM PST

Hello there...i have a iso copy of windows 7 pro x64 from msdnn...and i tried to clean install my pc which is running on xp... but when i ran the setup.exe...an error came about which said the setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application

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Re: clean install
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 22, 2010 8:38 PM PST

Did you burn the iso to DVD as an image?
Did you boot from that DVD?

Or did you try to run that setup from your Windows XP? That doesn't work.

Kees

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Re: clean install
by kilroy2505 / November 22, 2010 8:42 PM PST
In reply to: Re: clean install

no no....i downloaded the iso from msdn academic alliance...and i extracted the iso using a laptop and i transferred the contents to the pc which is running on xp...so when i tried to run the setup.exe....it said "the setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application"

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Re: clean install
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 22, 2010 8:46 PM PST
In reply to: Re: clean install

As I said: that doesn't work. You proved it (again). Now do it the right way, as I told.

Kees

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Re: clean install
by kilroy2505 / November 22, 2010 9:00 PM PST
In reply to: Re: clean install

oh woops...lol....so what i should do now is burn the iso to a dvd and boot from the dvd....hmmmm....but the problem is my dvd player is broken...sigh...thanks for the advice

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Re: broken DVD-drive
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 22, 2010 9:05 PM PST
In reply to: Re: clean install

Replace it then. They aren't very expensive. It's the only way to do it.

Kees

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Did XP ever have DVD burner drive and software?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 22, 2010 9:10 PM PST
In reply to: Re: clean install

I can't be sure, but does XP support DVD R/RW drives and software?

I know it supports DVD playback as my old XP system has a DVD drive for playing films, but Recording? Not so sure.

Mark

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Sure it does.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 22, 2010 9:42 PM PST

All you need: a DVD-burner drive. And the burning software that comes with it (mine came with Nero). But, of course, cdburnerxp is fine also.

If the OP can find a PC (with a friend or family) that does have a burner, and he can use that to burn the iso (he might need a rather big USB-stick to bring it with him) a DVD-reader is all he needs. But if he has some more money available, he maybe better buy a burner himself.

Kees

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(NT) OK, I stand corrected, :-)
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 23, 2010 4:45 AM PST
In reply to: Sure it does.
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7 setup is binary incompatible..
by sk528 / November 23, 2010 11:15 AM PST

with XP - therefore, you must boot from DVD or usb drive to install

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