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Windows 7: install w7 x64 7264 without wiping out my current w7

02 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 
install w7 x64 7264 without wiping out my current w7

I have the x64 7264 build now, thinking of trying it, but since I won't be able to activate it, I'm thinking of having it installed alongside my other x88 7260 build that I have, is that possible? it would give me a chance to try my first x64 windows 7 build. but worried that it will curropt my existing windows 7 installation. how can I install it without wiping out my current windows 7 installation?

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02 Jul 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Maybe:
  • In your current Windows 7 install, resize your Windows 7 partition to allow for creating a new partion of at least 20GB
  • Create a new partition into which you will install the 7264
  • Reboot your computer using the 7264 DVD
  • Point your install effort to the new partition as the target
  • Proceed as normal
When you finish the install and do a reboot, you should be presented, by the boot manager, with a selection of installs into which to boot.
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02 Jul 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
I have the x64 7264 build now, thinking of trying it, but since I won't be able to activate it, I'm thinking of having it installed alongside my other x88 7260 build that I have, is that possible? it would give me a chance to try my first x64 windows 7 build. but worried that it will curropt my existing windows 7 installation. how can I install it without wiping out my current windows 7 installation?
Yes you can because you can re-arm (reset it for 30 more days) three times.

Ken
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02 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 7600 (x86 & x64)
 
 

Follow these steps to install Windows 7 7264 x64 alongside Windows 7 7260 x86:

1. Create a new partition. Windows 7 has a great tool for this called disk management. Just type disk in the start menu search and click on the link "Create and format hard disk partitions." Make sure it's big enough to hold the OS and any programs or files you want to test (at least 15GB or bigger). Go here for more info on creating partitions with Disk Management.

2. Install Windows 7 7264 x64 onto that partition from your Windows 7 7264 x64 DVD.

3. Have fun with Windows 7 7264! You'll also have your old 7260 build on their as well.

Note: When you boot up Windows in this format you will see a boot menu with the choices of Windows 7 or Windows 7. Since 7264 is the most recent install it will be on top, 7260 will be on the bottom.
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02 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7600 (x86 & x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srq2625 View Post
Maybe:
  • In your current Windows 7 install, resize your Windows 7 partition to allow for creating a new partion of at least 20GB
  • Create a new partition into which you will install the 7264
  • Reboot your computer using the 7264 DVD
  • Point your install effort to the new partition as the target
  • Proceed as normal
When you finish the install and do a reboot, you should be presented, by the boot manager, with a selection of installs into which to boot.
meh, you beat me to it. Oh, well.
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02 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

so using another parition is a must then?
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02 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 7600 (x86 & x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
so using another parition is a must then?
Yes, if you want to keep your 7260 x86 build.
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