Burning issues and general noob questions

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?SGVuZGxlZmU=?=, May 27, 2005.

  1. I'm a little intimidated by windows 64 because I'm not that savvy when it
    comes to this.
    1) So... when I install windows 64bit is it like reformating where I lose
    all my data? Stupid question.

    2) I've been reading about "partition" a lot is it like having both windows
    xp 32bit and windows xp pro 64bit at the same time?

    3) When I burned windows 64bit onto a cdr I used nero and chose the cd-rom
    (ISO) button to burn the program. I rebooted my computer but nothing happens.
    My computer loads up normally. I tried using daemon-tools to create a virtual
    cd drive but it says that I need to reboot my computer to install it. So did
    I create the cd wrong?

    I know I asked a lot of questions and thanks to anyone that responds.

    My computer:
    eMachines M6809
    AMD Athlon 3200+ I think
    1.2gig ram
    Radeon 6200 I think
     
    =?Utf-8?B?SGVuZGxlZmU=?=, May 27, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?SGVuZGxlZmU=?=

    Aldo Bleeker Guest

    1) Yes, you must do a "clean install", i.e. you must format the partiton you
    want to install to, and by doing so will lose all data on that partition.

    2) Partitons are a way to divide up a disk in seperate parts, each with its
    own drive letter. If you for example create three partitons, they will be
    named C, D, and E. Partitoning must be done by formatting the drive. Before
    you attempt this kind of system stuff, you better know what you're doing,
    and have a backup ready in case something goes wrong. If you do something
    wrong, you WILL LOSE DATA! That said, there are applications that will make
    this easier and are able to repartion a drive, like for instance Partiton
    Magic, but there's always a risk of data loss.

    3) You must "burn an image", or create a disk from ISO in Nero, you can't
    just copy the file to CD. That is, don't drag the file to the CD and burn,
    but select Burn Image, browse to the image (.iso), and confirm. You should
    also make sure that your computer and BIOS are set up to boot from CD, it
    should attempt to boot from CD before it boots from the hard disk.

    Hope that helps.

    Aldo Bleeker

    "Hendlefe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm a little intimidated by windows 64 because I'm not that savvy when it
    > comes to this.
    > 1) So... when I install windows 64bit is it like reformating where I lose
    > all my data? Stupid question.
    >
    > 2) I've been reading about "partition" a lot is it like having both
    > windows
    > xp 32bit and windows xp pro 64bit at the same time?
    >
    > 3) When I burned windows 64bit onto a cdr I used nero and chose the cd-rom
    > (ISO) button to burn the program. I rebooted my computer but nothing
    > happens.
    > My computer loads up normally. I tried using daemon-tools to create a
    > virtual
    > cd drive but it says that I need to reboot my computer to install it. So
    > did
    > I create the cd wrong?
    >
    > I know I asked a lot of questions and thanks to anyone that responds.
    >
    > My computer:
    > eMachines M6809
    > AMD Athlon 3200+ I think
    > 1.2gig ram
    > Radeon 6200 I think
     
    Aldo Bleeker, May 27, 2005
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  3. All solid answers Aldo.

    One thing to keep clear here is that if you want to run x64 and a 32bit OS
    you must have separate partitions for the to install to (like a C and D
    drive mentioned prior). You want to install the 32bit OS first, then x64
    last and it must be on its own partition.
     
    Joseph Conway [MSFT], May 27, 2005
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?SGVuZGxlZmU=?=

    tawpgk Guest

    I would suggest that you get a friend that is more familiar with these
    issues to help you with the install. The beer and pizza will be will worth
    the money for you to not have your data and system messed up. IF your are
    not familiar with partitioning and the issues around it, then you really
    should ask for more help. Beyond that, you will need to look for drivers and
    know how to install them, etc.

    x64 is an oem product because the installer really needs to be savvy with
    getting a system up and running. Give a friend a call or consider having
    your local computer guy do it. I am sure whatever stuff you have already you
    don't want to lose, and there are a number of pitfall that you can run into
    along this path.

    --
    Tom
    "Hendlefe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm a little intimidated by windows 64 because I'm not that savvy when it
    > comes to this.
    > 1) So... when I install windows 64bit is it like reformating where I lose
    > all my data? Stupid question.
    >
    > 2) I've been reading about "partition" a lot is it like having both
    > windows
    > xp 32bit and windows xp pro 64bit at the same time?
    >
    > 3) When I burned windows 64bit onto a cdr I used nero and chose the cd-rom
    > (ISO) button to burn the program. I rebooted my computer but nothing
    > happens.
    > My computer loads up normally. I tried using daemon-tools to create a
    > virtual
    > cd drive but it says that I need to reboot my computer to install it. So
    > did
    > I create the cd wrong?
    >
    > I know I asked a lot of questions and thanks to anyone that responds.
    >
    > My computer:
    > eMachines M6809
    > AMD Athlon 3200+ I think
    > 1.2gig ram
    > Radeon 6200 I think
     
    tawpgk, May 27, 2005
    #4
  5. Hendlefe <> wrote:
    > I'm a little intimidated by windows 64 because I'm not that savvy
    > when it comes to this.
    > 1) So... when I install windows 64bit is it like reformating where I
    > lose all my data? Stupid question.
    >
    > 2) I've been reading about "partition" a lot is it like having both
    > windows xp 32bit and windows xp pro 64bit at the same time?
    >
    > 3) When I burned windows 64bit onto a cdr I used nero and chose the
    > cd-rom (ISO) button to burn the program. I rebooted my computer but
    > nothing happens. My computer loads up normally. I tried using
    > daemon-tools to create a virtual cd drive but it says that I need to
    > reboot my computer to install it. So did I create the cd wrong?
    >
    > I know I asked a lot of questions and thanks to anyone that responds.
    >
    > My computer:
    > eMachines M6809
    > AMD Athlon 3200+ I think
    > 1.2gig ram
    > Radeon 6200 I think


    You may follow Aldo's advice, looks very good to me...
    And by the way: there is no such thing as a stupid question :) Feel free to
    ask :)

    Cheers

    --
    Christian Hougardy (MS XP MVP)
    Johannesburg - South Africa
    http://msmvps.com/xpditif
     
    Christian Hougardy, May 27, 2005
    #5
  6. Correct me if I wrong, but isn't an Athlon 3200+ a 32-bit processor?

    "Christian Hougardy" wrote:

    > Hendlefe <> wrote:
    > > I'm a little intimidated by windows 64 because I'm not that savvy
    > > when it comes to this.
    > > 1) So... when I install windows 64bit is it like reformating where I
    > > lose all my data? Stupid question.
    > >
    > > 2) I've been reading about "partition" a lot is it like having both
    > > windows xp 32bit and windows xp pro 64bit at the same time?
    > >
    > > 3) When I burned windows 64bit onto a cdr I used nero and chose the
    > > cd-rom (ISO) button to burn the program. I rebooted my computer but
    > > nothing happens. My computer loads up normally. I tried using
    > > daemon-tools to create a virtual cd drive but it says that I need to
    > > reboot my computer to install it. So did I create the cd wrong?
    > >
    > > I know I asked a lot of questions and thanks to anyone that responds.
    > >
    > > My computer:
    > > eMachines M6809
    > > AMD Athlon 3200+ I think
    > > 1.2gig ram
    > > Radeon 6200 I think

    >
    > You may follow Aldo's advice, looks very good to me...
    > And by the way: there is no such thing as a stupid question :) Feel free to
    > ask :)
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > --
    > Christian Hougardy (MS XP MVP)
    > Johannesburg - South Africa
    > http://msmvps.com/xpditif
    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?REw=?=, May 27, 2005
    #6
  7. First off thanks everyone for answering. I decided to stick with my windows
    xp home 32bit since this stuff seems a bit difficult. Hopefully microsoft
    will make it easier on us noobs in the future.

    The little sticker on my computer says AMD Athlon 64 Processor so I think
    it's a 64bit processor.

    "DL" wrote:

    > Correct me if I wrong, but isn't an Athlon 3200+ a 32-bit processor?
    >
    > "Christian Hougardy" wrote:
    >
    > > Hendlefe <> wrote:
    > > > I'm a little intimidated by windows 64 because I'm not that savvy
    > > > when it comes to this.
    > > > 1) So... when I install windows 64bit is it like reformating where I
    > > > lose all my data? Stupid question.
    > > >
    > > > 2) I've been reading about "partition" a lot is it like having both
    > > > windows xp 32bit and windows xp pro 64bit at the same time?
    > > >
    > > > 3) When I burned windows 64bit onto a cdr I used nero and chose the
    > > > cd-rom (ISO) button to burn the program. I rebooted my computer but
    > > > nothing happens. My computer loads up normally. I tried using
    > > > daemon-tools to create a virtual cd drive but it says that I need to
    > > > reboot my computer to install it. So did I create the cd wrong?
    > > >
    > > > I know I asked a lot of questions and thanks to anyone that responds.
    > > >
    > > > My computer:
    > > > eMachines M6809
    > > > AMD Athlon 3200+ I think
    > > > 1.2gig ram
    > > > Radeon 6200 I think

    > >
    > > You may follow Aldo's advice, looks very good to me...
    > > And by the way: there is no such thing as a stupid question :) Feel free to
    > > ask :)
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > > --
    > > Christian Hougardy (MS XP MVP)
    > > Johannesburg - South Africa
    > > http://msmvps.com/xpditif
    > >
    > >
    > >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?SGVuZGxlZmU=?=, May 27, 2005
    #7
  8. DL <> wrote:
    > Correct me if I wrong, but isn't an Athlon 3200+ a 32-bit processor?
    >

    It may be an Athlon AMD64 3200+
    If it's not an AMD64.... than you're right ;)

    Cheers

    --
    Christian Hougardy (MS XP MVP)
    Johannesburg - South Africa
    http://msmvps.com/xpditif
     
    Christian Hougardy, May 27, 2005
    #8
  9. =?Utf-8?B?SGVuZGxlZmU=?=

    Aldo Bleeker Guest

    I find partitions very useful. IF you know what you're doing, and heed
    Joseph's advice to install x32 and x64 in seperate partitions, you'll be
    able to dual boot. At the moment I use two disks with about 10 partions,
    and can boot something like 6 OS'es. (That's nothing special, BTW, I
    once read about a guy who could boot about 26 OS'es! Sorry, can't
    remember where I saw this.)

    Partitons come in handy when for instance you're beta testing (I think I
    can say that without breaking NDA's, right?, please correct me if I'm
    wrong). I like to install every OS in it's own partiton, and use
    seperate partions for data. This way you can easily wipe out an OS,
    without losing data. You can also share data between OS'es this way.

    All this is not for the faint of heart, though. It takes planning, and
    there are some subtleties you must know about when you try to do this,
    so there's no loss of honour when you decide you don't want to go this way!

    And, yes, there sure is an Athlon 64 3200+. I almost got one, they
    offered great value for the money, but they were sold out, so I bought
    the 3500+ Newcastle. Sweet, haven't regretted it yet.

    Aldo Bleeker

    Hendlefe wrote:
    > First off thanks everyone for answering. I decided to stick with my windows
    > xp home 32bit since this stuff seems a bit difficult. Hopefully microsoft
    > will make it easier on us noobs in the future.
    >
    > The little sticker on my computer says AMD Athlon 64 Processor so I think
    > it's a 64bit processor.
    >
    > "DL" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Correct me if I wrong, but isn't an Athlon 3200+ a 32-bit processor?
    >>
    >>"Christian Hougardy" wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hendlefe <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I'm a little intimidated by windows 64 because I'm not that savvy
    >>>>when it comes to this.
    >>>>1) So... when I install windows 64bit is it like reformating where I
    >>>>lose all my data? Stupid question.
    >>>>
    >>>>2) I've been reading about "partition" a lot is it like having both
    >>>>windows xp 32bit and windows xp pro 64bit at the same time?
    >>>>
    >>>>3) When I burned windows 64bit onto a cdr I used nero and chose the
    >>>>cd-rom (ISO) button to burn the program. I rebooted my computer but
    >>>>nothing happens. My computer loads up normally. I tried using
    >>>>daemon-tools to create a virtual cd drive but it says that I need to
    >>>>reboot my computer to install it. So did I create the cd wrong?
    >>>>
    >>>>I know I asked a lot of questions and thanks to anyone that responds.
    >>>>
    >>>>My computer:
    >>>>eMachines M6809
    >>>>AMD Athlon 3200+ I think
    >>>>1.2gig ram
    >>>>Radeon 6200 I think
    >>>
    >>>You may follow Aldo's advice, looks very good to me...
    >>>And by the way: there is no such thing as a stupid question :) Feel free to
    >>>ask :)
    >>>
    >>>Cheers
    >>>
    >>>--
    >>>Christian Hougardy (MS XP MVP)
    >>>Johannesburg - South Africa
    >>>http://msmvps.com/xpditif
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
     
    Aldo Bleeker, May 28, 2005
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