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Hey all i just put my new computer together and i installed windows 7 32 bit and found out 32bit wont use all 8gigs of ram in my computer so i tried to install it but when put the disk in my dvd drive and restart the computer there is no message to press somebutton to boot disk....

and i did set my bios setting that my dvd drive boots frist.

so i got no clue what to do...... can anybody help

my mobo is a asus crosshair 4 forumla if that helps at all
post #2 of 5
I know its a lame question, but is your disc original?
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assuming all asus bios are the same you can hit f8 to select which device to boot from
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Sorry, I'm a little confused. You said you installed Win7 x86 (successfully, I assume). Then you found out it doesn't use all your installed RAM.

Why are you then booting from the Windows installer disk? Are you trying to install a x64 version?
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ok this is what happen when i put the computer together and put the windows 7 32bit disk in it loaded it right away... then i found out that windows 7 32bit cant use all 8gigs of ram i have in the computer.

so i tried to install the 64bit edition... but somreason when i was restarting the computer so i can boot it up and reformat the computer ..the option woudl not show up


well in the end i did figure out what was wrong i had my sata cable for the harddrive in a sata port but the wrong prot so it would not load the dvd drive like it was suppost to.. once i switched it then it just load up the dvd drive and gave me the option to press any button to boot up the disk...
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