Windows 7 Upgrade error

Sep 7, 2015
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First of all I KNOW I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition.
I did verify it through the System Info Performance View and Print screen.
From Windows 7 desktop I ran the Install disk.
Chose Install Now - then chose Go Online to get latest ...
I chose the AGREE box - I chose the 64 bit UPGRADE option.
Everything goes fine but then I get this error:
The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.
You can’t upgrade 64-bit Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 64-bit version of the installation disc, or go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings.
32-bit Windows cannot be upgraded to a 64-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 32-bit version of the Windows installation disc.
I can't figure out WHY I get this error
I KNOW I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
I even tried choosing the 32 bit Upgrade but it still gives me the same error.
I have 32 years experience with Windows and have never seen this.
Maybe there is something in the registry that is incorrect.
Any help would be appreciated.
No, I don't want to do a FRESH Install, I want to figure out what is going on !


^ The World's First ^
May 10, 2010
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What are you upgrading W7 Ult 64-bit edition too? Win 10 Pro 64-bit?

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