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Installing 64bit XP as dual boot


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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:26 AM

I have installed 32 bit Windows XP on a computer.

Now I got hold a 64bit XP disc and I was thinking of making this computer dual-boot with 32 bit and 64 bit XP.

Since 32 bit cannot execute 64 bit binary files, is it possible to make it dual boot?

Will I have to format hard disk, then install 64 bit and later 32 bit?

What is best possible way with least trouble?

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:36 AM

you could install 64 bit xp too in your xp32 edition. its work.but you could have to face the problem with that.Becasue some software,game does not work properly in 64 bit edition.you have to update driver. so i will suggest you only use single version which you feel comfortable with you.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:37 AM

If the two operating systems are on separate partitions I don't see where there would be a problem. I keep all of my important files backed up, so in a situation like this I would just wipe the hdd and make the needed partitions with the new installation.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 12:03 PM

FWIW: I'd install 32-bit first (older operating system), then 64-bit XP.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:55 PM

FWIW: I'd install 32-bit first (older operating system), then 64-bit XP.

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I followed your advice and voila! Its dual boot working :thumbsup:

Thanks for all replies :flowers:




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