Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive

20 Aug 2011   #11
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Well there`s only 1 way to find out. Let us know how it turns out.

As a test I just added word 2003 to a machine running W7 Ult 64 Bit.
All 3 versions work & play nice.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Aug 2011   #12
Kazza

Window 7 Home premium
 
 

Thanks Golden,
(by the way we live in the same city)

Anyway, from other conversations I have been reading, there is definitely a conflict with using Office Outlook. You can't have three versions of it on the same computer???/Partition??? Whether you can have it on a seperate partition is what I am yet to establish.

It will be great if you can get a conversation up about this.

I am good with Office Applications and have a limited knowledge of how to manipulate the operating system (gained over the years) but am definitely no expert on this. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2011   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

This is definately the place you want to be for getting advice on manipulating the OS side of things - I have requested some more experienced people to have a look at this.

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Aug 2011   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Kaaza I see you already have a similar thread from yesterday - I suggest keeping everything in one thread for now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2011   #15
Kazza

Window 7 Home premium
 
 

Hi Zomby88
are your saying you installed all three versions of office 2003, 2007 and 2010 on the one drive (no partitions) on a windows 7 Ult 64 Bit machine and all are working???

Does this include all three versions of Outlook. That is all three version of Outlook are working?

I only have the following operating System "Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium".
If it all works on Windows 7 Ult 64 I wonder if it will work on the "Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2011   #16
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Yes, but I do not use outlook, never have.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2011   #17
Kazza

Window 7 Home premium
 
 

ok
I have been told by 'Just Answers' the following and they assure me it will work:

The solution is to download virtual box which works on windows 7 64 bit and follow these steps:
1. setup-up windows 7 64 bit
2.create the recovery disc
3. Load on my office 2010
4. Locate the Virtual Box program (from Oracle) and load it onto my new computer
5. Using Virtual Box create the two partitions (at least 100 GB each)
6. Install XP on one partition and install Vista on the other
7. Install Office 2003 on the windows XP and then install Office 2007 on the Vista
8. To run either virtual operating system, open Virtual Box and select the operating system you want to run.
9. Select the program you want to run (eg Word, Excel, Outlook Access etc).

To download virtual box:
- To download manual for it http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html
- Official website for virtualbox http://www.virtualbox.org/

Does anyone have any comments about the above before I take this route?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2011   #18
Kazza

Window 7 Home premium
 
 

ok
I have been told by 'Just Answers' the following and they assure me it will work (they say it is safer than partitioning my harddrive):


The solution is to download virtual box which works on windows 7 64 bit and follow these steps:
1. setup-up windows 7 64 bit
2.create the recovery disc
3. Load on my office 2010
4. Locate the Virtual Box program (from Oracle) and load it onto my new computer
5. Using Virtual Box create the two partitions (at least 100 GB each)
6. Install XP on one partition and install Vista on the other
7. Install Office 2003 on the windows XP and then install Office 2007 on the Vista
8. To run either virtual operating system, open Virtual Box and select the operating system you want to run.
9. Select the program you want to run (eg Word, Excel, Outlook Access etc).

To download virtual box:
- To download manual for it http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html
- Official website for virtualbox http://www.virtualbox.org/


Does anyone have any comments about the above before I take this route?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2011   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Although I am a fan of Virtual Box (I run Ubuntu in it), I am not sure whether you really want to go into that. For one you need a seperate license key for each OS you install in vBox and then there are some things you cannot do in vBox. But if you really want to use it, post back and I we will give you some tips - e.g. you do not need 100GB partitions.

I would think you should triple boot your system XP, Vista, Win7 and teach each group in the opersting system they are used to. I know from my own teaching experience that people get alienated if things on the screen look different. I had this problem with my students (older folks in my computer club) when I was using IE8 whilst they were still on IE7. Installing all 3 office versions under Windows7 will not give you that "native" environment.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2011   #20
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

But he`s teaching them about office, not the operating systems, correct ?

If you open word 2007 it`s gonna look the same on all 3 systems, so why go through the hastle.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Partitioned a new hard drive: Getting bootmgr is missing
Hi. I recently got a new hard drive and I'm currently trying to install windows 7 from my USB. I initially got the error ''Setup was unable to create a new system partition''. I googled the issue and got to this thread:...
Installation & Setup
Create OS image only for re installation from Partitioned Hard drive
Not exactly sure how to explain or even exactly what im looking for but basically I had an older laptop running windows 7 home premium that allowed me from the boot menu to re install windows & home premium w/o key or anything. It was placed on a partition of my hard drive. I would like to do this...
Backup and Restore
32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive
It was suggested in another windows 7 forum that I place this at this forum to see what your answer would be. (They also suggested that I select the 64 bit.) I have purchased a brand new computer Windows 7 Toshiba Satellite P750. I am a trainer and still have to train in Microsoft Office...
Microsoft Office
Need drivers for xp on my partitioned hard drive
Hi guys, I need drivers for xp profesional, i have a hp p6205uk that runs win 7 64bit. i have partitioned my hardrive and have xp running i checked hp website no drivers available. Can anyone help or provide a link to download them will be most appreciated as im not sure on what to download....
Drivers
Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?
Hello. Recently bought a new Laptop, and went through all the setting up process, one of which was Windows 7 back up. At the time I just went for the partitioned drive option, but after a week, I've decided to buy an external Hard drive for my back ups instead. My questions are: 1. Can I easily...
Performance & Maintenance
Hard drive partitioned
My hard drive is partitioned C: and F:. Will a clean install of 7 over XP currently installed on C: mess with my F: drive?? In other words can I save all my stuff to F:?? Thanks
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App