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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 64bit and 32 bit on the same machine!

27 Jun 2010   #11
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

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But they're both the same version of Windows, right? ie you paid for Ultimate, so you got an Ultimate 32-bit disc and an Ultimate 64-bit disc, right? Microsoft allows you to use that key that you got for either version, but not at the same time. Each key is for licensed for 1 copy of Windows, which means you'll have to buy another key.

What version of Windows did you buy though? You can use XP Mode if you're on Professional or Ultimate, or you can just use your own copy of Windows XP with VirtualBox or Virtual PC (both freeware).

How come the OS is only 1 PC but office is for 3 PC's?


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27 Jun 2010   #12
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Oh, well why didn't you say so? Since you have Ultimate, you can just download and use XP Mode from here: Download Windows XP Mode

- Fred
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27 Jun 2010   #13
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

So is XP mode an actual virtual machine which will work like a complete full version of XP?

It is in my system specs

But back to the OS, if I only use 1 at a time how will it know?
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27 Jun 2010   #14
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

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So is XP mode an actual virtual machine which will work like a complete full version of XP?

It is in my system specs
Yup and it's free for Professional and Ultimate users. You can put files into it from 7 and copy files from it too. You can also run your Windows XP applications from inside 7 without running the whole virtual machine (after you install them inside XP).

Like I said, it will know because it activates online.
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27 Jun 2010   #15
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
So is XP mode an actual virtual machine which will work like a complete full version of XP?

It is in my system specs
Yup and it's free for Professional and Ultimate users. You can put files into it from 7 and copy files from it too. You can also run your Windows XP applications from inside 7 without running the whole virtual machine (after you install them inside XP).

Like I said, it will know because it activates online.
Wont it just think that I keep installing on the 2 at different times and get confused or is it not that soft? Also will it just refuse to work?
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27 Jun 2010   #16
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
So is XP mode an actual virtual machine which will work like a complete full version of XP?

It is in my system specs
Yup and it's free for Professional and Ultimate users. You can put files into it from 7 and copy files from it too. You can also run your Windows XP applications from inside 7 without running the whole virtual machine (after you install them inside XP).

Like I said, it will know because it activates online.
Wont it just think that I keep installing on the 2 at different times and get confused or is it not that soft? Also will it just refuse to work?
It will tell you that the key is in use and won't let you activate it unless you use another key. Why don't you just use XP Mode? It's a lot easier and saves time.
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27 Jun 2010   #17
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post

Yup and it's free for Professional and Ultimate users. You can put files into it from 7 and copy files from it too. You can also run your Windows XP applications from inside 7 without running the whole virtual machine (after you install them inside XP).

Like I said, it will know because it activates online.
Wont it just think that I keep installing on the 2 at different times and get confused or is it not that soft? Also will it just refuse to work?
It will tell you that the key is in use and won't let you activate it unless you use another key. Why don't you just use XP Mode? It's a lot easier and saves time.

I am going to and have just started downloading.

Just out of curiosity, would i have been able to install it on the partion of the 500GB HDD that currently has the OS on or would I have to install it on the separate HDD?
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27 Jun 2010   #18
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

From a technical perspective, it would be possible, but there would be 4 partitions; 2 recovery (automatically created) and 2 OS partitions. It would be much wiser and safer to install on separate harddrives.
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27 Jun 2010   #19
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
From a technical perspective, it would be possible, but there would be 4 partitions; 2 recovery (automatically created) and 2 OS partitions. It would be much wiser and safer to install on separate harddrives.

Okay then muchas gracias!
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