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Windows 7: Win7/Win7 x64 Dual Boot Partition

21 May 2009   #1
oldewolfe

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Win7/Win7 x64 Dual Boot Partition

Anyone try this yet... I have both Burned and was thinkin' of tryin' it...

System is a Gateway GT5026E PentiumD820 W/ 500gb Drive and 2gb Memory with Win7 32bit Clean Installed last week... Likin' the x86 Version and wanna see both without losin' the First...

Any program Issues I should watch for with Office2003 and the likes...???


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21 May 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello oldewolfe,

You shouldn't have any problems with dual booting the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 on separate drives or partitions. You can just install the other one on the other drive or partition and have the option to select either one at boot when it's done.

I'm not sure about Office 2003 though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 May 2009   #3
lena9221

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

Cool, but how do you set it up? I'm not getting the edit option in start up and recovery, in system properties like it is in XP, so I don't know where to find it.
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27 May 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It should be the same as this tutorial below. Just subsutitute Vista with the other Windows 7 instead.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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27 May 2009   #5
lena9221

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

I am so sorry I wasn't specific enough! Two different hard drives, One SATA (XP), One UIDE (Win 7). IDE takes over and doesn't allow SATA to boot. I need to manually write in the dual boot in Win 7 or unplug the UIDE to boot into the xp, at which point the win7 drive is not plugged in and therefore, is not showing up on the xp.

I'm going to run off to Asus and see if there is a bios update I missed that will allow both drives access at the same time. I have the Win 7 drive jumperd as a slave, but the mobo makes the ide channel the "boss" and the SATA isn't allowed on the boot sequence. Arrgh!
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