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Windows 7: Both on one Pc 64 & 86

11 Jan 2010   #1
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 
Both on one Pc 64 & 86

Can I install both systems on one pc ? The reason I ask is that my scanner has no drivers for 64 but does for 32. At the moment I am dual booting Win 7 64 and XP SP3

Steve


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Steve,

It is fully possible. In fact, I have done it myself, and I even used the same key to activate both. It was later that I noticed in the EULA that it is illegal, though. Technically, you should buy 2 keys, even though the same key can activate both at the same time.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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11 Jan 2010   #3
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Many thanks Jonathan


Steve
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11 Jan 2010   #4
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Can I install both systems on one pc ? The reason I ask is that my scanner has no drivers for 64 but does for 32. At the moment I am dual booting Win 7 64 and XP SP3
Why can't you install the 32-bit drivers on the your 64-bit system ???
I'm assuming you are running a 64-bit processor.
32-bit drivers should work ok... 16-bit will not.
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11 Jan 2010   #5
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

I did try but it will not install them Doesn't matter really so long as I can use both OS's as required

Steve
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12 Jan 2010   #6
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
I did try but it will not install them Doesn't matter really so long as I can use both OS's as required

Steve
That's wierd.. 'cus I've installed plenty 32-bit apps + drivers on my Win7 64-bit version.
Have you tried changing the emulation mode or installing as administrator ?
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