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Windows 7: Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit in one

22 Aug 2009   #1

Dual Booting Windows Vista32 bit And Windows 7 Home premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 
Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit in one

The You tube link below has instructions on how to Install Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit as one and being able to boot into either system. I got it from the 64 bit web site. at this web address:
64bit and x64 - 64bit Windows 7

Does any one know where to find written instructions on how to do this. The You tube only has video but no verbal instructions on how to do that.

Below is the You tube video on how to Install Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit as one.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2v96MM_cko"]YouTube - Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and 64-bit in one[/ame]
Thanks
FyrmnJ in Philly

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22 Aug 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

He is just creating a partition while in Windows 7 X86 in the video. Just use the link below to help you create the partition.

The music is overdone in that video LOL, it's an easy task and only takes a minute. Here is the turtorial for creating a partitition. After you make the partition just use a Windows 7 64 bit DVD as you normally would then go to the partition you made and install Windows 7 64 to it. This assumes you already have the 32 bit version installed.
Partition or Volume - Shrink
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22 Aug 2009   #3

Dual Booting Windows Vista32 bit And Windows 7 Home premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

He is just creating a partition while in Windows 7 X86 in the video
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
He is just creating a partition while in Windows 7.
OK thanks....

FyrmnJ in Philly
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22 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello FyrmnJ,

While the retail package of Windows 7 will come with both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows 7 to install, you will only have one product key. This key can only be used to activate one of these installed versions and not both installed at the same time. You will need to purchase another product key number, or get the Family Pack Windows 7 to be able to.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

You could just install the 64bit version which has 32bit programs and stuff on the same install...truly in one then!
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29 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC 32 and 64, Windows Vista 32 and 64, XP Pro 32, Windows 2000 Pro, Ubuntu, RHEL, etc.
 
 

So you have to pay twice to dual boot 32 and 64 bit versions of the same operating system,even though MS has not done nearly enough to make the 64-bit version run any 32-bit Windows application?

That's crap.

Every time MS releases a desktop OS I get closer to using Linux as a desktop OS on all my computers, as well as a server OS.
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29 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlassDeviant View Post
So you have to pay twice to dual boot 32 and 64 bit versions of the same operating system,even though MS has not done nearly enough to make the 64-bit version run any 32-bit Windows...
Eh what? The 64bit version is more then capable of running 32bit programs as long as they do not required to dig into the kernel. So I don't know what you are saying honestly.
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30 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC 32 and 64, Windows Vista 32 and 64, XP Pro 32, Windows 2000 Pro, Ubuntu, RHEL, etc.
 
 

There are plenty of programs that do not run on any 64-bit version of Windows, and as this is a home machine I will be using it on first, I will be using a lot of software that is among that group, namely DirectX games (though there are some non-game programs that I have to keep 32-bit XP Pro around for too).

If I can't dual-boot 32 and 64-bit Windows 7 on the same computer without requiring two licenses, then I am done wasting my money on Microsoft products. Vista 64-bit was already a huge disappointment, giving me nothing usefull for my hard earned cash other than the ability to run DirectX10 games, which is not really all that important to me as I prefer substance over "bling" for my entertainment dollars, and the ability to keep getting support since XP support is gone.

I can have practically every usefull feature of 7 and more (like non-generic drivers in VMs) using Linux, and I can dual boot 32 and 64 bit versions, both for free. Plus I can develop my own software without having to pay Microsoft again for the right to do so. So why would I fork over the price of two operating systems when I will get virtually nothing for it that I can't get elsewhere?
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30 Oct 2009   #9

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

GlassDeviant if you want to run Linux, noone is stopping you. but this forum is not the place to rant about it. You're better off on a Linux forum.
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31 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC 32 and 64, Windows Vista 32 and 64, XP Pro 32, Windows 2000 Pro, Ubuntu, RHEL, etc.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
GlassDeviant if you want to run Linux, noone is stopping you. but this forum is not the place to rant about it. You're better off on a Linux forum.
You obviously completely missed the point.

My post was not about Linux at all, my post was about Microsoft requiring you to pay two licensing fees to run the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 on the same computer, i.e.: in dual boot mode.

This blatant draconian greed on Microsoft's part is what bothers me.

/em invites sup3rsprt to climb onto the cluetrain.
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