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Windows 7: Is it possible to dual boot Windows x64 and x86?

19 Sep 2012   #1
p0wnag3

Windows 7 64BIT
 
 
Is it possible to dual boot Windows x64 and x86?

I was wondering this cause I wanted to dual boot them together. Anyone know?


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19 Sep 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello p0wnag3,

Yes, you sure can as long as you have a separate product key number to activate both of them with.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Sep 2012   #3
p0wnag3

Windows 7 64BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello p0wnag3,

Yes, you sure can as long as you have a separate product key number to activate both of them with.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
If some of your drivers are 64bit only, what do I do?

I have the ASUS G75VW-BBK5
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20 Sep 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yep, it appears that ASUS only has 64-bit drivers available for your laptop model at their site below.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download G75VW
You could try looking at the manufacturer sites for each individual device to see if they may have a 32-bit driver available for each. If they don't then you will be out of luck with a 32-bit OS unless Windows 7 provides a generic driver for the devices you are missing 32-bit drivers for.

Since this will be a dual boot, it's not going to hurt anything other than your time to install the 32-bit Windows, and see how it goes. If it doesn't, then you could just delete the 32-bit installation while in the 64-bit one.
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20 Sep 2012   #5
p0wnag3

Windows 7 64BIT
 
 

Can I ask ASUS to send me 32 bit files for my drivers if thats possible?
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20 Sep 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It wouldn't hurt to ask them, but I wouldn't get your hopes up. If they had it available, it would usually already be on their driver download page above.
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