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Windows 7: Win 7 ultimate 32 bit & 64bit

30 Mar 2010   #1
Navop

Window 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 
Win 7 ultimate 32 bit & 64bit

Want to know if I can install both win 7 32 bit and 64 bit on the same drive, or do i need to use partition magic to create a second partition and install the 64bit afterwards.

Want to have the 2 system, because some games don't run good in 64bit mode

Thanks


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30 Mar 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Navop View Post
Want to know if I can install both win 7 32 bit and 64 bit on the same drive, or do i need to use partition magic to create a second partition and install the 64bit afterwards.

Want to have the 2 system, because some games don't run good in 64bit mode

Thanks
Yes you can. It works just fine.
(From personal experience)

~Lordbob

EDIT: Wait... You cannot install 2 operating systems to the same partition.... But you can create multiple partitions on the same drive, and you can install 1 OS to each partition. Assuming that is what you meant, the answer is still yes.

If you meant installing 2 OSes on 1 partition, that is impossible, you need a second partition.
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30 Mar 2010   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Don't use partition magic - it's not compatible with Vista/7.

Use the free Free Partition Manager Express - Leading partitioning software ...
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30 Mar 2010   #4
Navop

Window 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

thanks for the info, and yes its to install on different partition but on the same disk
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30 Mar 2010   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Navop View Post
thanks for the info, and yes its to install on different partition but on the same disk
Then yes, it will work.

But as said above, don't use Partition Magic. Use Computer Management -> Disk Management and partition it that way.

~Lordbob
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05 Apr 2010   #6
Navop

Window 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Now I want to know can you dual boot the following

Window 7 64 bit and windows xp 32 bit?
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06 Apr 2010   #7
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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06 Apr 2010   #8
Navop

Window 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 
Problems

Ok this is my setup,

c:\ = Window 7 ultimate 64 bit, formatted as NTFS, hdd = 350gig
D:\ = windows xp sp2 32 bit, formatted as NTFS, hdd = 450gig

E:\ = files, formatted as NTFS, hdd = 450gig
F:\ = Music\movies, formatted as NTFS, hdd = 450gig

Followed the instruction in thread

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Method 2 windows 7 installed first

then installed window xp sp2 on 2nd hdd

Once xp installed and rebooting for the first time I get following error

Error loading operating system.

Can someone help me out?.....plz, not sure why i get an error following the above instruction to a tee...
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06 Apr 2010   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot the 7 dvd and run startup repair.

If it can't fix it automatically, go to command prompt and type:

bootsect /nt60 all

then press enter.
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06 Apr 2010   #10
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Here's a bit more about setting up a dual boot, so you can play your games : Can I have more than one operating system on my computer (multiboot)?. Good luck with the setup.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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