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WIN 7 RC 64 BITS AND XP PRO 32 BITS IN DUAL BOOT? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have 2 X 37Gig 10,000 rpm HDD's in RAID 0 partitioned as C:XP Pro 32 bit (20Gig) and a 2nd partition (50Gig) on which I want to try installing Win 7 RC 64 bit; I also have only 2 Gigs of memory which is the maximum my A8N32 Sli Dlx m'board will allow; CPU is an old opteron 180 running o'c at 2800 FSB speed.

    Can I expect installation problems with W7 RC 64 in a dual boot system? If so, which? Will 2Gig of memory be sufficient in the long run?

    I also have an 8 Gig USB flash drive which I used for ready boost when I was running W7 Beta; will this help in overcoming the installed memory shortfall or is this only useful in booting?

    Thanking you in advance for answering these multiple questions!

    bilpier
    Monday, May 4, 2009 1:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    You should have no problems.

    My setup is similar to yours with an older AMD processor.
    AMD Mobile Athlon64 4000+ OC to 2860 fsb (s754)
    KM51G-754 (geforce6100/nforce410)
    2 gigs of ddr400
    currently running a dual boot WinXp-Pro32bit and Win7-Beta64bit

    I have had no problems with a shortage of memory.
    My performance monitor is running on the desktop and on average use less than half of the available ram.

    JUST REMEMBER WinXP must be installed FIRST, then Windows7.

    DC
    • Proposed as answer by aedave Monday, May 4, 2009 4:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Thursday, June 4, 2009 11:33 AM
    Monday, May 4, 2009 4:54 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
    You should have no problems.

    My setup is similar to yours with an older AMD processor.
    AMD Mobile Athlon64 4000+ OC to 2860 fsb (s754)
    KM51G-754 (geforce6100/nforce410)
    2 gigs of ddr400
    currently running a dual boot WinXp-Pro32bit and Win7-Beta64bit

    I have had no problems with a shortage of memory.
    My performance monitor is running on the desktop and on average use less than half of the available ram.

    JUST REMEMBER WinXP must be installed FIRST, then Windows7.

    DC
    • Proposed as answer by aedave Monday, May 4, 2009 4:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Thursday, June 4, 2009 11:33 AM
    Monday, May 4, 2009 4:54 PM
  • Thanks DC,

    I am looking forward trying the RC tomorrow. XP pro is already on the C: partition and the RC will hopefully install on the D:

    Kindest regards for your experienced abswer!

    PB
    Monday, May 4, 2009 5:20 PM
  • I have been dual booting xp and windows 7 since public beta
    Monday, May 4, 2009 9:23 PM