I tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64-bit on a netbook (Lenovo IdeaPad S110), which has the Intel Atom N2800 (1.86 GHz) as its processor, but I get the following error message when the Windows 7 installation DVD is loading:
It says "Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode".
The Intel Atom N2800 is a 64-bit CPU according to its webpage.
I am wondering why the Windows 7 installer shows this error message, despite this. Is there something I must configure first before installing Windows 7, 64-bit? Or is the netbook not compatible with a 64-bit OS?
I am trying to format the netbook and install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, instead.
- The netbook has 2 GB RAM.
- The netbook initially had Windows 7 Starter (32-bit) installed.
- I checked the CPU's specs with CPU-Z. It detects that the processor is indeed Intel Atom N2800, but it does not say that the processor is 64-bit (AMD64 or EM64T):