I was sure that I had downloaded the 32 bit version of Windows 7 beta/trial/whatever, but whenever I boot off the install disk, I get this:
Windows Book Manager
Windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disk and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance
Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatable with 64-bit mode.
According to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/
"Windows 7 Beta downloads are no longer available".
So why didn't I install it till now? Well, I didn't have a PC with a half way decent video card till recently.
I now have two PC's
one with 533fsb, a 2.8GHz P4 w/o HT, 2GB DDR and on-board bs video
one with 533fsb, a 2.8GHz P4 w/HT, 1.5GB DDR and a Radeon 9600
(the latter running as two 1.4GHz P4's as opposed to one 2.8GHz, prolly coz the chip is 800 or above FSB)
Do I have to try my luck trying to find a torrent of the 32 bit version? Or is this error symptomatic of something else?