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Windows 7: Upgrading one operating system on a dual booting machine

20 May 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Upgrading one operating system on a dual booting machine

Hi, I am currently dual booting Windows XP and Windows 7 32 bit. They are both installed on the same hard drive. I want to upgrade the 32 bit windows 7 to the 64 bit version. Will that have any affect on XP? I am worried that 7 will remove XP but I am pretty new at dual booting and installing operating systems in general so I am probably wrong. I just want to make sure before I do anything.


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20 May 2011   #3

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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20 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello xTamx420, welcome to Seven Forums!


You can do a clean install of Windows 7 to the Windows 7 partition and it will not affect XP in any way.

In this tutorial at the link below, be sure to select Custom in step #6.

Then in step #7 be sure to select the correct partition to do the install to using the partition sizes to select the correct one, if you select the wrong one at step #7 it could over-write XP and there will be no correcting for that.


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21 May 2011   #5

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok thats great to hear, thanks a lot
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