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Windows 7: Triple boot Windows 7 x32, Windows 7 x64 with XP SP3 in one hdd help

29 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
Triple boot Windows 7 x32, Windows 7 x64 with XP SP3 in one hdd help


Is it possible to have one partition with Windows 7 x32 and another with Windows 7 x64 alongside an XP SP3 partition (x32)...?

I am already triple booting 2 Windows 7 x32 and one XP SP3 in one 320gb hdd at present. (Kindly refer to this LINK for a thread I started about my triple boot).

Is there anything that I need to know so as to make a triple boot of 1 partition with Windows 7 x32, 2nd partition with Windows 7 x64 and 3rd partition XP SP3?

Can I just reformat one of the existing Windows 7 x32 to x64 to achieve that..?

Will there be any issues with the Boot folder which is currently residing in the XP partition...?

Kindly see the MiniTool PW Disk 1 view as attached.

Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon guys


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29 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


You should be able to boot the Windows 7 installer to install new Windows 7 over either of the existing Windows 7 partitions and it's installer will autoconfigure the triple boot correctly.

If not let us know and we'll help you get it sorted.
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30 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Hello gregrocker,

Thanks I will check it out later. I forgot to check that. As always you have been a very good help to me here Will get back here again for an update

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30 Jun 2012   #4

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

@Greg: His winxp partition is active so he boots from that partition. Boot files are also there because it's flagged as BOOT. His C-partition is marked SYSTEM because Partition Wizard is running from within Windows 7 that starts from C.

Partition wizard and disk managent use different meanings of BOOT and SYSTEM!
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