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Windows 7: 64bit & 32bit

11 Jul 2009   #1
Gilly

 
64bit & 32bit

ive got windows 7 64bit installed and wondered if i can install windows xp 32bit on a new partition to dual boot



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11 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
ive got windows 7 64bit installed and wondered if i can install windows xp 32bit on a new partition to dual boot
You can do it...no problem
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11 Jul 2009   #3
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane2424 View Post
You can do it...no problem
great thanks,, how much ram does xp 32bit read
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11 Jul 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
great thanks,, how much ram does xp 32bit read
People say it varies but I have seen it read up to 3.5GB...no further
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11 Jul 2009   #5
Kaizen

Windows XP x64
 
 
Dual Boot

I know there are tutorials and some people use the program Vistaboot etc... to get it all to work, but the only way I've been able to reliably dual boot is by installing XP first, then Seven. I think you're taking a chance that you may not be able to boot into one of the OSs otherwise. It's worth a shot though I guess, you can always retrieve your data later if you're unable to boot back into Seven after installing XP.

I've never seen 32 bit XP read more than 3.0 GB of RAM. It's still a great OS though.
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11 Jul 2009   #6
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Instead of dual booting have you thought about creating a virtual XP (vhd) and setting it up to optionally boot into it as well?
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