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Windows 7: Possible to dual boot windows 7 with windows 7?

06 Apr 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaun166 View Post
Erm guys the person told me that my os will crash if I dualboot both same windows 7 but different bits. Why?
Why? Because "the person" doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.


This snip below is of the Windows dual/multi boot manager of all the different Operating Systems I had running on the same PC at one time, now who are you going to believe "the person" or what you see in this snip.
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06 Apr 2011   #12
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

LOL. wow cool. The person is an IT engineer who helps to configure laptops. Hmm somehow he said it is not possible to do so. Should have shown him this and pwn him LOL.
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06 Apr 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your IT engineer is correct in he/she own way. As an odd few video card’s, add a different entry to the BIOS for each different OS. Only one entry can be made.
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07 Apr 2011   #14
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

You can have several if you want and are licensed to do so - and you can overcome the primary partition limit now too with Windows 7 native VHD booting.

If you choose to boot your second and subsequent Windows 7's from VHDs, each can be a primary partition on it's own VHD, so you are only limited by the depth of your pocket.
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07 Apr 2011   #15
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

From what you all said it so it is not possible to do it on the normal way? ( get a windows 7 32 bit copy and install on the other partition and use easycbd etc...?)
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07 Apr 2011   #16
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

It is possible - but be prepared - in case things go wrong.
Anyway, your school will have to accede to Microsoft's policy of trying to release as many 64-bit OEM licenses as it can to further alienate XP and 32-bit programs in general. They did it before with Windows 95 -> ME then XP, to wipe out the DOS user base and 16-bit programs, now it's all about getting everything 64-bit.

Looking around, 64-bit may be the end of the road - although 128-bit addressing has been used since the early 1960s, no commercial systems have fully embraced it - even modern supercomputing is firmly based on 64-bit processors.
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10 Apr 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

There's always this option to get 'around' the Primary partition limit.


System Reserved : Multi Boot from Logical Partitions
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