Vista 64 bit installation problem

September 10, 2008 at 19:14:23
Specs: vista ultimate, intel quad core q6600@2.4

Hi,

I just got Vista 64 bit edition SP1 performance edition, I recently had ultimate edition but its been running too slow for me so thought I give this a try. When I try install, this comes up.

FILE:\windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
status: 0xc000035a
info: Attempting to load a 64 bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.


I got a good pc, how is it not enabled or is there a way i can make it enabled?

System specs,
Intel core 2 quad cpu Q6600 @ 2.4ghz
4gb ram 800mz
nvidia 8800 gt 512mb vid card

Vista gives my PC a rating of 5.6 also!

If I can't have 64 bit edition and if this Vista too slow, i be reverting back to XP SP3 performance edition, however I have 4gb ram so prefer 64 bit edition to utilise it all.

Any suggestions?


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#1
September 10, 2008 at 22:27:37

Are you trying to upgrade from the 32bit version? If that's the case you can't.
You need to do a clean install, don't forget to backup all your data.

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#2
September 10, 2008 at 23:34:31

clean install

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