32 or 64bit - What Version will you be installing

View Poll Results: What Version of Windows 7 will you be installing?

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  • 32 Bit

    20 25.32%
  • 64 Bit

    48 60.76%
  • Both

    11 13.92%
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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Beta & Vista
       #21

    Can you Dual Boot 64 and 32?

    I have it dual booting vista & 32win7 right now. I downloaded 64 just now and want to run it but DO not feel like reinstalling everything!! soo im wondering if I can add a 3rd operating system?
    If I can... what program can I use to add a partition to my Drive without starting from scratch?? Ive always just partitioned with fdisk from a clean disk.

    If I can't have a 3rd op I guess I'll just put in another HDD and change the boot sequence.
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  2. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #22

    Yep I have triple boot with Vista x64 Windows 7 x64 and x86 just install on new partition and use EasyBCD to edit boot configuration.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/1731-dual-boot-vistax64-win7-doesnt-work-sep-hdds.html
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  3. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #23

    I have triple also. Vista x32, Seven x64 and Seven x86.

    Gary
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  4. Posts : 113
    Windows 7 x64
       #24

    Mr GRiM said:
    IMO there is no need for 32bit these days, unless your computer doesn't support 64bit.
    My case here It's Intel Yonah from 2006. Well it does what needed for me at moment, so yea, 32bit with 2gb RAM
    Last edited by Kika; 09 Nov 2009 at 18:41.
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  5. Posts : 2
    XP/Seven
       #25

    I got a question related to the 32-64 bit choice. Here's the hardware:

    Shuttle PC w/ HDMI (SG33G5)
    Q6600 Processor
    750GB Sata HD
    LG Blue Ray Reader
    4 GB RAM
    Gyration MCE Remote

    It's a media center PC and all indication leads me to choose the 64bit OS however with my hardware will I have issues with drivers? Mainly the remote and software for the Blue Ray drive. Any ideas? Or should I play it safe with 32bit for now. I'm a bit behind in the 32 bit / 64 bit capabilities and I know there's been software compatibility issues and the such.

    Any help is appreciated :)
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  6. Posts : 4
    XP Home 32bit, XP Pro 64bit, Vista Business 32bit, Vista Ultimate 64bit, Windows 7 Beta 32 & 64bit
       #26

    I am gonna try both.

    I have a AMD 4200+ with 4GB of RAM I am throwing the 64bit on.

    I also have 2 other systems I am gonna test the 32 bit versions on as well.

    My Acer Aspire 9804 Laptop Dual Core 2GHz with 2GB ram

    The kids computer Dell Dimension 2400 2.4GHz with 1GB of RAM(just to see how it handles it)
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  7. Posts : 1
    windows 7
       #27

    tried to install 64 bit


    hey techies I tried to install the 64 bit version of 7 but it said i had to install the 32 bit because i am running 32 bit version of vista. My PC is 64 bit capable is there anyway around this?
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  8. Posts : 93
    Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
       #28

    I'll get 64bit, it's twice as smart.

    It plays all my games better than ever, SNES NES GT3 up to COD 4, 5 GTA 4 Fear NFSMW, all work flawless.
    I'm excited and sad at the same time.
    Sad I bought Vista 32bit when it came out and not 64
    But drivers were few and I was on A7N8X
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  9. Posts : 93
    Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
       #29

    gebe said:
    hey techies I tried to install the 64 bit version of 7 but it said i had to install the 32 bit because i am running 32 bit version of vista. My PC is 64 bit capable is there anyway around this?
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    Yes

    Back up Vista on DVD'S and install win7 on the old vista partition after fomatting it at install gui.
    You may wanna copy your favorites folder and %userprofile% folders for your personal stuff.
    Other than that and dual boot, you cant upgrade 32bit to 64bit.........can you?
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  10. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #30

    gebe said:
    hey techies I tried to install the 64 bit version of 7 but it said i had to install the 32 bit because i am running 32 bit version of vista. My PC is 64 bit capable is there anyway around this?
    Hello gebe, welcome to Se7en Forums!

    If you are trying to upgrade your 32-bit Vista to a 64-bit Windows 7; it is not possible. You will have to do a clean (fresh) install. Be sure to backup anything that you don't want to lose before you do so.

    Here is a better option, (still make backups) at the link below; as you will still have an OS to use when 7 stops working in August.

    Windows 7 Forums - How to dual-boot Windows 7 BETA on a Vista computer

    Be sure to keep us informed!


    Later Ted
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