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Windows 7: 64bit AND 32bit?

15 Sep 2009   #1
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
64bit AND 32bit?

So I have Windows 7 Pro ordered.
My question is, do I have to choose one or the other?

I was wanting to have a dual boot with 32bit AND 64bit.


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15 Sep 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can install either, but why both??? Go for the 64bit version..
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15 Sep 2009   #3
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Well, in the past, I know there have been issues with 64bit using 32bit software.
SO.. I wanted to have both if I could.
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15 Sep 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Those days are over for the most part, and if you do find the occasional 32bit program that has problems, you can always run in in XP mode or compatability mode ... OR...dual boot with XP....

Good Luck!!
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15 Sep 2009   #5
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven72555 View Post
So I have Windows 7 Pro ordered.
My question is, do I have to choose one or the other?

I was wanting to have a dual boot with 32bit AND 64bit.
Welcome to Seven Forums.

Is it the full version or an upgrade?

Any particular reason you want to install 32bit and 64bit?

Check this thread below.

"Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit in one

While the retail package of Windows 7 will come with both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows 7 to install, you will only have one product key. This key can only be used to activate one of these installed versions and not both installed at the same time. You will need to purchase another product key number, or get the Family Pack Windows 7 to be able to.

Hope this helps,
Shawn"


One key per installation.

Tews Quote: Those days are over for the most part...

Agreed, shouldn't have any problems with 32bit programs running in Win7 64bit.
I'd just go with the 64bit. I did and have never looked back.

Dave76
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15 Sep 2009   #6
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I got the upgrade.. Will I still be able to AT LEAST install 64bit?
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15 Sep 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

steven

Which upgade did you get? did you purcahase a computer with the free upgrade to win 7, or the rtm upgrade? If the later did you purchase a (32bit key or 64 bit key)32bit upgrade, or a 64bit upgrade?

Ken
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15 Sep 2009   #8
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

  • <LI class=product>Windows 7 Professional Upgrade*
  • DVD
  • Quantity: 1
  • $199.99$99.99
  • *
  • Important Pre-Order Details:
  • Windows 7 will be available starting Oct 22, 2009.
This all I see on my receipt
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15 Sep 2009   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You should have known which platform you were choosing when you selected the product to buy. What vendor did you buy it from?

And yes, I agree, there's absolutely no reason to dual boot the same OS on the same system. Windows 7 is Microsoft's third OS that comes in an x64 platform for the desktop, so if something isn't compatible by now, you find a competitor.
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15 Sep 2009   #10
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is what ordered from when, except it had the 99 dollar special price


<LI class=title>Windows 7 Professional Upgrade* <LI class=subtitle>Upgrade <LI id=ctl07_dhom_rbs class=radiobuttons>Preorder Download[?]

$199.99
Preorder Download +
Backup Disc[?]

$199.99+$14.95
Preorder Ship It[?]

$199.99

<LI id=ctl07_dhom_reg_cart_5E63DF09 class=add>
  • <LI id=ctl07_dhom_reg_oprice_5E63DF09 class=displaynone>$199.99
  • $199.99
<LI class="offertxt offertxt"><LI id=greenblock class=greenblock>

Benefits of Downloads
  • Available immediately
  • Re-download anytime
  • No shipping costs
<LI class=clearfloat><LI class=desc>Everything you need for work and homeWindows 7 Professional includes all the Home Premium features you love and the business features your work demands. Connect to company networks easily and more securely and share files across the various PCs in your home. In addition, you can run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode and recover your data easily with automatic back-ups to your home or business network.

This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
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