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Windows 7: Dual Booting Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)

12 Nov 2009   #11
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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What does the boot screen look like? Will it say something along the lines of "Windows 7 Pro 64-bit", and "Windows 7 Pro 32-bit" as options to log in?
No. It just says Windows 7 (version). Like for me, it says Windows 7 Ultimate.
So how do you know which version to log into? I want to have a dual-boot machine with one partition running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, and one partition running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.


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12 Nov 2009   #12
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You can look at this tutorial, it's for Win7 and Vista, but it will be very similar.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

You can change the names on the boot menu, there is a tutorial, Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager

The last Win7 you install will be the default OS, it will be on top of the list and if you don't select another one it will boot after 30 sec (default time limit). Which can be changed also.
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12 Nov 2009   #13
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hmmm. Use easybcd and rename the entries as Windows 7 32bit and Windows 7 64bit appropriately.
Check this article on renaming the OS: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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15 Feb 2010   #14
plschwartz

win xp pro
 
 
load both one licence

I want to dual boot win7 pro in both 32 and 64 versions. Can this be done on the one license?
Or if I chose to use in XP mode can that and 64 bit mode dual boot?

Thank you
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15 Feb 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Not sure. Some say they are doing it, others say it can't be done. Try it and see.

It is on the same hardware so you have a shot that it will be seen as the same installation or reinstall of same OS.

Let us know the results.
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18 Feb 2010   #16
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

you might be able to do it, but it is a violation of the EULA: The key allows you to install one instance of either x86 or x64.
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21 Jun 2012   #17
Qannik

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

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What does the boot screen look like? Will it say something along the lines of "Windows 7 Pro 64-bit", and "Windows 7 Pro 32-bit" as options to log in?
No. It just says Windows 7 (version). Like for me, it says Windows 7 Ultimate.
OK, with this option one will boot straight into the 64bit o/s one assumes & that being the case, how does one use the 32bit o/s which is on a partition on the same disk?
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21 Jun 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

When you shrink C in Disk Mgmt to install the other OS there by booting it's installer, it will configure a Dual Boot during install - same as here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

If not install EasyBCD to the booting OS to add the other one on Add OS Entry tab. EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)
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