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Windows 7: Help On Dual Boot


21 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help On Dual Boot

Hello, I am new to here, i want help about dual boot.. Now i am running on windows 7 64 bit OS. i want Windows 7 32 bit as my dual boot. My systemdoesn't have any cd/dvd drive. So i decided to boot Windows 7 from a USB. For this i had download Windows 7 USB/DVD tool. and i loaded my Windows 7 iso image file (built 7100) into my USB drive. While completing file copying wizard showing a message 'Files copied successfully. However, we were unable to run bootsect to make the USB device bootable'. i download the bootsect.exe file from a blog and copy that into the folder which mentioned in that blog (it was successful when i am installing my stock win 7 64 bit). after that I'm restarted PC and make USB as first boot device.. BUT THIS TIME BLACK SCREEN WITH BLINKING CURSOR make me disappointed. What is the solution for this.? i have adoubt that, the downloaded bootsect.exe file was a zip archive that named bootsect7600x32.zip. the built number differ from mine.. is this the problem? What are the alternative ways? Help me please

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21 Jun 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome Kichnaz I am just absolutely curious as to why you would want a dual boot 7 in 64 and 32bit forms?? Because the 32bit stuff can be run on a 64bit system unless I am dreadfully mistaken.


The only things I can think of are some AV programs and devices that require 32bit drivers.

Are you sure you didn't mean a dual 7 64bit and a Vista 32bit??
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21 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Really, how are you gonna activate it ?

But if it`s just an experiment, you can use Greg`s tutorial.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
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21 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You are correct, Some AV devices Need 32 bit drivers, I have a Hauppauge WinTV Tuner Card. That is the only reason for 32 bit Windows 7
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21 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

But they should still work on Windows 7 64 bit.

What problems are you having installing the drivers ?
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21 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But they should still work on Windows 7 64 bit.

What problems are you having installing the drivers ?

While i'm installing that driver in 64 bit, it says "its not supported by 64 bit"
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21 Jun 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But they should still work on Windows 7 64 bit.

What problems are you having installing the drivers ?

Agreed Addy I was thinking too about the activation issue it could get quite complicated eh?

Now the TC tuner why not just get one that takes both?? Hauppauge Computer Works : WinTV-HVR-2250

I know it is extra expense but it would save you an awful lot of mucking around and not to mention disk space
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21 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I agree with John, just get an updated card you can use with Windows 7 64 bit.

I mean you have to buy a license for 32 bit if you really wanted to keep it, and that`s a lot more money then buying a card just to watch tv on your pc.

Not to mention the expense of a cable splitter and the cable wire, if you don`t have it.
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22 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What model Hauppauge card?
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22 Jun 2013   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

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