Quote: Originally Posted by allend66
You've missed the point - rldupree was concerned about losing data, my post indicating that partitions - ALL partitions get wiped, and my suggestion being he should remove / disconnect the 32bit disk before installing.
Lordbob said it already, but I will dare repeating - the installer does NOT necessarily wipe out all data in the machine, as you seem to be suggesting. It's possible it has an option to do so, but it's only one option.
The machine I am using now - I am dual-booting. Windows 7 was installed on a separate physical drive, but you bet I did not disconnect the other physical drive before installing and nothing happened to it. The recovery partition is still there as well. In fact, the installer is rather flexible, you just have to pay attention to the questions it poses to you.