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Windows 7: 32 or 64bit - What Version will you be installing

View Poll Results: What Version of Windows 7 will you be installing?
32 Bit 20 25.32%
64 Bit 48 60.76%
Both 11 13.92%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

12 Jan 2009   #21
IronMan2003

Windows 7 Beta & Vista
 
 

Can you Dual Boot 64 and 32?

I have it dual booting vista & 32win7 right now. I downloaded 64 just now and want to run it but DO not feel like reinstalling everything!! soo im wondering if I can add a 3rd operating system?
If I can... what program can I use to add a partition to my Drive without starting from scratch?? Ive always just partitioned with fdisk from a clean disk.

If I can't have a 3rd op I guess I'll just put in another HDD and change the boot sequence.


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12 Jan 2009   #22
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep I have triple boot with Vista x64 Windows 7 x64 and x86 just install on new partition and use EasyBCD to edit boot configuration.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/1731-dual-boot-vistax64-win7-doesnt-work-sep-hdds.html
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12 Jan 2009   #23
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I have triple also. Vista x32, Seven x64 and Seven x86.

Gary
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12 Jan 2009   #24
Kika

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
IMO there is no need for 32bit these days, unless your computer doesn't support 64bit.
My case here It's Intel Yonah from 2006. Well it does what needed for me at moment, so yea, 32bit with 2gb RAM
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12 Jan 2009   #25
786soul

XP/Seven
 
 

I got a question related to the 32-64 bit choice. Here's the hardware:

Shuttle PC w/ HDMI (SG33G5)
Q6600 Processor
750GB Sata HD
LG Blue Ray Reader
4 GB RAM
Gyration MCE Remote

It's a media center PC and all indication leads me to choose the 64bit OS however with my hardware will I have issues with drivers? Mainly the remote and software for the Blue Ray drive. Any ideas? Or should I play it safe with 32bit for now. I'm a bit behind in the 32 bit / 64 bit capabilities and I know there's been software compatibility issues and the such.

Any help is appreciated
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12 Jan 2009   #26
Chippykiller

XP Home 32bit, XP Pro 64bit, Vista Business 32bit, Vista Ultimate 64bit, Windows 7 Beta 32 & 64bit
 
 

I am gonna try both.

I have a AMD 4200+ with 4GB of RAM I am throwing the 64bit on.

I also have 2 other systems I am gonna test the 32 bit versions on as well.

My Acer Aspire 9804 Laptop Dual Core 2GHz with 2GB ram

The kids computer Dell Dimension 2400 2.4GHz with 1GB of RAM(just to see how it handles it)
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12 Jan 2009   #27
gebe

windows 7
 
 
tried to install 64 bit

hey techies I tried to install the 64 bit version of 7 but it said i had to install the 32 bit because i am running 32 bit version of vista. My PC is 64 bit capable is there anyway around this?
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12 Jan 2009   #28
cartel

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'll get 64bit, it's twice as smart.

It plays all my games better than ever, SNES NES GT3 up to COD 4, 5 GTA 4 Fear NFSMW, all work flawless.
I'm excited and sad at the same time.
Sad I bought Vista 32bit when it came out and not 64
But drivers were few and I was on A7N8X
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12 Jan 2009   #29
cartel

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gebe View Post
hey techies I tried to install the 64 bit version of 7 but it said i had to install the 32 bit because i am running 32 bit version of vista. My PC is 64 bit capable is there anyway around this?
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Yes

Back up Vista on DVD'S and install win7 on the old vista partition after fomatting it at install gui.
You may wanna copy your favorites folder and %userprofile% folders for your personal stuff.
Other than that and dual boot, you cant upgrade 32bit to 64bit.........can you?
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12 Jan 2009   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gebe View Post
hey techies I tried to install the 64 bit version of 7 but it said i had to install the 32 bit because i am running 32 bit version of vista. My PC is 64 bit capable is there anyway around this?
Hello gebe, welcome to Se7en Forums!

If you are trying to upgrade your 32-bit Vista to a 64-bit Windows 7; it is not possible. You will have to do a clean (fresh) install. Be sure to backup anything that you don't want to lose before you do so.

Here is a better option, (still make backups) at the link below; as you will still have an OS to use when 7 stops working in August.

Windows 7 Forums - How to dual-boot Windows 7 BETA on a Vista computer

Be sure to keep us informed!


Later Ted
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