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Windows 7: Possible to change to a 64bit to a 32bit?

08 Sep 2012   #1
Nucca

Windows 7, Ultimate, 64bit
 
 
Possible to change to a 64bit to a 32bit?

Is it possible to transform your 64bit into a 32bit I've heard of a thing called
"Dual-Booting" is that possible, if so how can I do that?


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08 Sep 2012   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You cannot change from 64bit to 32bit without reinstalling the OS and starting over.

Dual booting is taking a computer with an operating system already installed, using unallocated hard drive space and installing a second operating system on the hard drive and then picking from a menu, which OS you want when you turn on the computer.
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08 Sep 2012   #3
x BlueRobot

 

Do you mean having a 64-bit operating system and a 32-bit operating system, and the availability to choose between the two OS's at boot?

This might give you some information about dual-booting (Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP) it's for Windows 7 and Windows XP though.
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08 Sep 2012   #4
Nucca

Windows 7, Ultimate, 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Do you mean having a 64-bit operating system and a 32-bit operating system, and the availability to choose between the two OS's at boot?
Yes that's exactly what I mean.
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08 Sep 2012   #5
x BlueRobot

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Do you mean having a 64-bit operating system and a 32-bit operating system, and the availability to choose between the two OS's at boot?
Yes that's exactly what I mean.
I've added a tutorial for dual-booting, however, you could always get a .ISO file of an operating system and then run it through a program like Windows Virtual PC.

Found some more tutorials for different OS's:

Windows Vista/Windows 7 Dual-Boot: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8834/...er-with-vista/

Windows 7/Ubuntu Dual-Boot: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9059/...r-with-ubuntu/

Windows 7/Windows XP Dual-Boot tutorial can be found on my #3 post.

Hope this helps,

Harry
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08 Sep 2012   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nucca View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Do you mean having a 64-bit operating system and a 32-bit operating system, and the availability to choose between the two OS's at boot?
Yes that's exactly what I mean.
Might be a silly question but why would you want 32bit when you lready have 64bit?
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08 Sep 2012   #7
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nucca View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Do you mean having a 64-bit operating system and a 32-bit operating system, and the availability to choose between the two OS's at boot?
Yes that's exactly what I mean.
Might be a silly question but why would you want 32bit when you lready have 64bit?
I was thinking that myself, originally I thought there wasn't any 64-bit versions of applications they wanted to install so needed a 32-bit OS too, but 32-bit applications can run in a 64-bit OS environment if I am correct?
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08 Sep 2012   #8
Nucca

Windows 7, Ultimate, 64bit
 
 

There's this program that helps me improve my game play, But it only supports 32bit it doesn't work on 64bit sadly.
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08 Sep 2012   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nucca View Post
There's this program that helps me improve my game play, But it only supports 32bit it doesn't work on 64bit sadly.
The Microsoft EULA prohibits installing both the 32 and 64 bit versions on one PC. You would need two licenses.
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