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Windows 7: Help with dual hard drive/dual boot


04 Feb 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. clearly no problem. I have Vista and Windows 7 running on 2 disks on the same system (no double booting - independent installations.)
2. My 32bit is OEM - no problems here.
3. I have both, 32 and 64bit (came with my new laptop). I like 32bit better. It runs smoother and all my Vista programs work. Not so in 64bit. I am having a hell of a time with the bugger.
Whew....good advice on the 32 vs. 64. I don't want to buy a boatload of trouble.

I'm not sure I'm doing anything that would benefit by 64 bit processing anyway.

Thanks, WHS!

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04 Feb 2010   #12
whs
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I think the answers are valid for your setup. I understood very well what your configuration was. But for independent installations it does not matter whether both disks are physically in the box or not. When I install, one disk is always disconnected (mobo wire pulled).
PS: the only disadvantage of OEM is that it has to stay with the system (mobo). And I would go with 32bit unless you have more than 4GBs of RAM.
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