Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

02 Jul 2009   #1
akramh

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Jul 2009   #2
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Maybe:
  • In your current Win7 install, resize your Win7 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
install w/o

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Jul 2009   #4
windowsguy

Windows 7 7600 (x86 & x64)
 
 

Follow these steps to install W7 7264 x64 alongside W7 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 W7 7264 x64 onto that partition from your Windows 7 7264 x64 DVD.

3. Have fun with W7 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2009   #5
windowsguy

Windows 7 7600 (x86 & x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srq2625 View Post
Maybe:
  • In your current Win7 install, resize your Win7 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2009   #6
akramh

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

so using another parition is a must then?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2009   #7
windowsguy

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 install w7 x64 7264 without wiping out my current w7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Wiping Hard Drive Clean to Install Windows 7
Hi Everyone. I'm not a computer person but do know a bit more than an average person about installing things, etc. Well...I bought an HP desktop about 2 years ago with vista 64 bit on it and it has been crappy ever since. I've had problems with programs not being recognized, things not...
Installation & Setup
sfc/scannow still finding errors after wiping and do a fresh install
Can someone please help me, ive read every thread on this topic. when i open a command prompt with admin priv and type in sfc/scannow it comes back with the mess windows resource found errors and cant fix them, WTF even on a clean install with no apps installed just the windows update the computer...
Performance & Maintenance
SSD install - can I keep OS on current HDD ?
Hi Installing W7 64 bit to new ssd. The current hdd will still have the current Win7 OS on it. As long as I have the bios boot set to the ssd can I leave the other win 7 OS on the mechanical drive in case of problems ? Will this cause any problems ?
Installation & Setup
Wiping drive before clean install
Hi all. I'm planning to do a clean install of Home Premium x64 today or tomorrow. I want to wipe my HDD, because an unscrupulous shop owner put a key for Ultimate on my machine which a home user is not authorized to have. Thus I want to wipe the drive really well before installing my...
Installation & Setup
Windows Live Install Fails On 7264
It's driving me nuts... I can't install Windows Live. The installer keeps rolling everything back after 99% of the process. For the first time it failed it only installed MSN and Mail and the rest was rolled back. Since then it doesn't download the installation files any more as the old ones are...
Software
So how long will 7264 last if i install it?
I am about to go to my mothers and reinstall her windows(built her a system a few months ago and put 7100 on it) on it. I was going to put 7201 on it but figured wtf i should just put 7264 on it instead. I keep reading it will not accept the RC keys? Then what happens after install? Does it only...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App