0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2009 3:28 PM by halkaplan

    Can I upgrade Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 pro 64 bit upgrade clean install?

      Can the XPS 730 with Intel Q9450 run Windows 7 64 bit? The performance details indicate that it is 64 bit capable. When I try to install Windows 7 pro 64 Bit upgrade, the setup file will not run. I receive an error that reads:

      The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you are running.

      I am currently running Vista Ultimate 32 bit. Everything I have read on Microsoft and elsewhere says that you can upgrade from Vista 32 bit to a 64 bit Windows 7 OS as long as you do the clean install. I cannot get that far since I cannot even run setup.

      I was running Windows 7 RC1 on this machine for several months with no problems at all but it was only available to download the 32 bit version.

      I am not sure if there are some components or chipsets that are not compatible or if I need to run the full version of Win 7 64 bit.

      Does anyone possibly know what the problem might be? I have spent over a week trying everything to no avail.