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Possible to dual boot XP 32-bit and Win7 64-bit?


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#1 AustinTerry

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

I have an HP Pavilion Media Center a1630n Desktop with the AMD Athlon X2 CPU, 4g of ram, 750g HDD.

I have read the instructions on dual booting the two from here...

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=1728

According to AMD, it is 64bit ready and says this...

With AMD64 technology, AMD Athlon™ X2 dual-core processors are fully compatible with existing software, while enabling a seamless transition to 64-bit applications. Both 32- and 64-bit applications can run simultaneously and transparently on the same platform.


I'm just not sure if I can have both a 32-bit and a 64-bit OS running side by side.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:53 PM

I'm just not sure if I can have both a 32-bit and a 64-bit OS running side by side.


If you mean having two different copies of windows (32 Bit and 64 Bit) on the same hard drive or machine at the same time, yes you can.

Just put each on a different partition if using the same hard drive.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:48 PM

Just put each on a different partition if using the same hard drive.


That was what I was planning on doing. Just needed to make sure it would work before I tried.

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