can a 32 bit repair disk be used on 64 bit systems?

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Todd, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Todd

    Todd Guest

    Hi All,

    I just created a "Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit". If
    I wanted to repair a 64 bit W7, do I need to create
    a new disk from a 64 bit W7 computer?

    Many thanks,
    -T
     
    Todd, Apr 23, 2011
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    Bob I Guest

    Since the 32-bit one is about 143 meg and the 64-bit is 165 meg, I'm
    going to hazard a guess that no the 32 bit one isn't going to work.

    On 4/22/2011 22:47, Todd wrote:
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I just created a "Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit". If
    > I wanted to repair a 64 bit W7, do I need to create
    > a new disk from a 64 bit W7 computer?
    >
    > Many thanks,
    > -T
     
    Bob I, Apr 23, 2011
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Todd.

    No. There hardware differences between 32-bit and 64-bit that require
    different drivers, different DLLs, and plenty of other differences. So we
    can't even install Windows x64 if we've booted into Windows x86 - or vice
    versa.

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3508.1109) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


    "Todd" wrote in message news:ioti3s$k2m$...

    Hi All,

    I just created a "Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit". If
    I wanted to repair a 64 bit W7, do I need to create
    a new disk from a 64 bit W7 computer?

    Many thanks,
    -T
     
    R. C. White, Apr 23, 2011
    #3
  4. Todd

    Paul Guest

    Todd wrote:
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I just created a "Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit". If
    > I wanted to repair a 64 bit W7, do I need to create
    > a new disk from a 64 bit W7 computer?
    >
    > Many thanks,
    > -T


    They're easy to find. I made one directly from my Windows 7
    install, and the other one, I got from the Torrent here. So
    I have both "sizes". This download is just for repair, and is
    not an installer as such (in case something thought this
    had all the gigabytes of data needed to install Windows 7 -
    it doesn't).

    http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

    Paul
     
    Paul, Apr 23, 2011
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  5. Todd

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, again, Todd.

    I meant "Yes", of course. You DO need a 64-bit startup disc. I really
    meant no, you can't use that 32-bit disk, but that's not the way the
    question was asked.. :>{

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3508.1109) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


    "R. C. White" wrote in message
    news:eek:...

    Hi, Todd.

    No. There hardware differences between 32-bit and 64-bit that require
    different drivers, different DLLs, and plenty of other differences. So we
    can't even install Windows x64 if we've booted into Windows x86 - or vice
    versa.

    RC


    "Todd" wrote in message news:ioti3s$k2m$...

    Hi All,

    I just created a "Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit". If
    I wanted to repair a 64 bit W7, do I need to create
    a new disk from a 64 bit W7 computer?

    Many thanks,
    -T
     
    R. C. White, Apr 23, 2011
    #5
  6. Todd

    Todd Guest

    On 04/23/2011 09:55 AM, Paul wrote:
    > Todd wrote:
    >> Hi All,
    >>
    >> I just created a "Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit". If
    >> I wanted to repair a 64 bit W7, do I need to create
    >> a new disk from a 64 bit W7 computer?
    >>
    >> Many thanks,
    >> -T

    >
    > They're easy to find. I made one directly from my Windows 7
    > install, and the other one, I got from the Torrent here. So
    > I have both "sizes". This download is just for repair, and is
    > not an installer as such (in case something thought this
    > had all the gigabytes of data needed to install Windows 7 -
    > it doesn't).
    >
    > http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/
    >
    > Paul


    Thank you all!

    -T
     
    Todd, Apr 23, 2011
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  7. Todd

    choro Guest

    On 23/04/2011 04:47, Todd wrote:
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I just created a "Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit". If
    > I wanted to repair a 64 bit W7, do I need to create
    > a new disk from a 64 bit W7 computer?
    >
    > Many thanks,
    > -T



    Can you get a cat to get a dog pregnant?
    --
    choro
    *****
     
    choro, Apr 23, 2011
    #7
  8. On 4/23/2011 17:38, choro wrote:
    >
    >
    > On 23/04/2011 04:47, Todd wrote:
    >> Hi All,
    >>
    >> I just created a "Repair Disk Windows 7 32-bit". If
    >> I wanted to repair a 64 bit W7, do I need to create
    >> a new disk from a 64 bit W7 computer?
    >>
    >> Many thanks,
    >> -T

    >
    >
    > Can you get a cat to get a dog pregnant?
    > --
    > choro
    > *****

    Yes, you can:
    ' Cat scares dog, dog goes outside, horny mongrel find receptive female....
    S*It do happen '.

    Now, that, does NOT apply to win 7; 32bit, 64bits NOT compatible at all.
     
    Vic RR Garcia, Apr 24, 2011
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  9. Todd

    Todd Guest

    On 04/23/2011 06:14 PM, Vic RR Garcia wrote:
    >
    > Now, that, does NOT apply to win 7; 32bit, 64bits NOT compatible at all.


    Hi Vic,

    Over on the Linux side, you have 32 bit, 64 bit, and "noarch".
    You use noarch on either.

    I was thinking that maybe the "files" were the same.
    Eight bit bytes and all. Which is why I asked. I will
    make me a separate 64 bit disk.

    Thank you for the help.
    -T
     
    Todd, Apr 24, 2011
    #9
  10. On 4/23/2011 22:51, Todd wrote:
    > On 04/23/2011 06:14 PM, Vic RR Garcia wrote:
    >>
    >> Now, that, does NOT apply to win 7; 32bit, 64bits NOT compatible at all.

    >
    > Hi Vic,
    >
    > Over on the Linux side, you have 32 bit, 64 bit, and "noarch".
    > You use noarch on either.
    >
    > I was thinking that maybe the "files" were the same.
    > Eight bit bytes and all. Which is why I asked. I will
    > make me a separate 64 bit disk.
    >
    > Thank you for the help.
    > -T


    Yes, is common for most software vendors to release 'exact same media'
    under different names, and M$ had done that several times, as a matter
    of fact, all 32bit versions of Win7 share the same DVD, except for one
    file (EI.cfg), and same for the 64bit versions.
    You remove that file and build a new DVD, and can install any version,
    as long as you have the KEY for that version. We only need to carry 2
    DVD's, not 8.
     
    Vic RR Garcia, Apr 24, 2011
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