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  • I tried installing WHS "Vail" beta on a AMD Atlon 64 X2 2.4ghz with 2gn of ram.. what i got from the installer is that the processor is not a 64 bit processor and wont install... what gives???? isnt the Athlon process a 64bit processors???

     

    Saturday, May 8, 2010 11:38 AM

Answers

  • What you might try is download the Vail software again and make sure the MD5 hash is the same as the following.

    ===== InstallDVD.iso =====
    Volume label    : GB1SHSxFRE_EN_DVD
    CRC             : 0xA7798933
    SHA1            : 0xB10EBB38B9A758D67DC70CC3F815A2F65390A570

    ===== RestoreCD.iso =====
    Volume label    : GB1SHSCRxFRE_EN_CD
    CRC             : 0x02836D6C
    SHA1            : 0x4C68BDBB98D73CB31629B4DE750D70EE3CBFE3BB

    ===== SrvRecovery.iso =====
    Volume label    : GB1SHSSRxFRE_EN_CD
    CRC             : 0x8CEDFC4C
    SHA1            : 0xDDB3D2DF9E13A0260F6A8D0362B7B14353FFC6D0

    Check on Google or Bing to download a tool that will check the security hashes, and report back if the file is good or corrupted.  You may have downloaded the file(s), but during the download the file may have gotten corrupted with a few bytes.

     

    jd

    • Marked as answer by cyberazi Sunday, May 9, 2010 1:52 AM
    Saturday, May 8, 2010 4:02 PM

All replies

  • Can you tell us more about your hardware?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 8, 2010 11:59 AM
    Moderator
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.4Ghz, 2GB(2x1GB ddr2 667), MSI K9N Neo V2 mainbord(NVIDIA® nForce 520), 250GB Seagate sata HDD..


    Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:04 PM
  • Is your BIOS up to date? Are there any BIOS configuration options that might affect this? I don't see anything on the AMD or MSI sites to suggest that you shouldn't be able to install a 64 bit OS on that platform.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:37 PM
    Moderator
  • original bios.. no settings in the bios to switch between 32 or 64 bit processing...everything at default
    Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:46 PM
  • My mother board is EPox 8KDA series , nVIDIA nforce 250 mainboard Socket 754 AMD 64bit 3000 1.50 GB ram and many hardrives.

    Mine works fine.

    Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:52 PM
  • now trying to install win7 pro 64 bit.. no issue on the setup.. but i tried to install WHS2 beta and it give me that 64bit processor error
    Saturday, May 8, 2010 1:29 PM
  • Try updating your BIOS.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 8, 2010 2:40 PM
    Moderator
  • i just did that .. and something even worse happened.. hahaha the USB starts to deteriorate. And the installation still gets that 64bit processor error...

    somehow with windows7pro 64bit everything is okay...

    i guess i have to get another setup then... i'll have to dig into my pile of HW to see which setup is compatible... MS should check out this combination of hardware

    Saturday, May 8, 2010 2:45 PM
  • What you might try is download the Vail software again and make sure the MD5 hash is the same as the following.

    ===== InstallDVD.iso =====
    Volume label    : GB1SHSxFRE_EN_DVD
    CRC             : 0xA7798933
    SHA1            : 0xB10EBB38B9A758D67DC70CC3F815A2F65390A570

    ===== RestoreCD.iso =====
    Volume label    : GB1SHSCRxFRE_EN_CD
    CRC             : 0x02836D6C
    SHA1            : 0x4C68BDBB98D73CB31629B4DE750D70EE3CBFE3BB

    ===== SrvRecovery.iso =====
    Volume label    : GB1SHSSRxFRE_EN_CD
    CRC             : 0x8CEDFC4C
    SHA1            : 0xDDB3D2DF9E13A0260F6A8D0362B7B14353FFC6D0

    Check on Google or Bing to download a tool that will check the security hashes, and report back if the file is good or corrupted.  You may have downloaded the file(s), but during the download the file may have gotten corrupted with a few bytes.

     

    jd

    • Marked as answer by cyberazi Sunday, May 9, 2010 1:52 AM
    Saturday, May 8, 2010 4:02 PM
  • The MSI forums have a good tool for creating a bootable USB drive for BIOS update.
    Saturday, May 8, 2010 7:55 PM
  • did what u said.. burn into a virtual DVD and boot from USB thumbdrive... works like a charmm.. now it works perfectly
    Sunday, May 9, 2010 1:53 AM