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Windows 7: Dual boot: one 32x, one 64x

27 Aug 2011   #31
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You can't run a Windows OS from a USB 2.0 device. It's been tried many times over the years. Assuming you'd even get it to work, it will be far from usable. If it was an eSATA enclosure, it would work fine, but then it would be no different than an internal SATA drive, aka a dual boot. I know you think VMs are difficult and scary, and should be avoided, but there's a reason why Microsoft created XP Mode. Companies deploy it to non-technical users (including mine).

I'll grant you that setting up a VirtualBox or VMWare VM isn't easy, but as I've suggested previously, using and installing XP Mode is as simple as installing any other app or Windows Update.
That's it then. The guy has ESata docks. Because he kept asking me how fast my UsB 3.0 docks were compared to his ESata speeds. Anyway, it seems once somebody gets into VMs it's like if all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. Too each his own.


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27 Aug 2011   #32
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have downloaded and installed WinXP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. Now I want to install the Epson Scanner but I am not sure how to do this. First, to install the software for the scanner. I need to install in the WinXP Mode because the drivers are only provided for a 32bit pc and my pc is a 64bit.
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29 Aug 2011   #33
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There should be a way in Virtual PC to hook in USB devices so the printer is available inside XP. It will probably be listed as "unknown device" or something like it. Once that is done, just load the XP drivers inside XP and you'll be fine.
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