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Duel Boot windows 7 - 32 & 64bit

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  • I have a new system with no OS loaded. I have Windows 7 Pro with both 32bit and 64bit disks but only one product key. I want to install Win 7 as dual boot using both versions. - (my Office Home and Student 2007 is 32bit - the rest of my software runs under 64bit)
    (1) Is this possible
    (2) How do I make it happen?
    Friday, November 13, 2009 8:54 PM

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  • I have a new system with no OS loaded. I have Windows 7 Pro with both 32bit and 64bit disks but only one product key. I want to install Win 7 as dual boot using both versions. - (my Office Home and Student 2007 is 32bit - the rest of my software runs under 64bit)
    (1) Is this possible
    (2) How do I make it happen?
    1) Yes
    2) You will need to buy 2 FULL versions of Windows 7 (not the upgrade version).
       -Then partition the hard drive into two partitions and install 32bit on one partition, 64bit on the other.


    You can not install Windows 7 twice with the same key. You can not install the Upgrade version on a blank hard drive in a system you just built with no OS.

    • Proposed as answer by OldHobo Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dale QiaoModerator Monday, November 16, 2009 8:47 AM
    Friday, November 13, 2009 9:13 PM

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  • Hm.. That's a nice idea, but it won't work. You can use your product key to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version but not both at the same time. Look at your EULA for more licensing info.
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    Friday, November 13, 2009 9:06 PM
  • I have a new system with no OS loaded. I have Windows 7 Pro with both 32bit and 64bit disks but only one product key. I want to install Win 7 as dual boot using both versions. - (my Office Home and Student 2007 is 32bit - the rest of my software runs under 64bit)
    (1) Is this possible
    (2) How do I make it happen?
    1) Yes
    2) You will need to buy 2 FULL versions of Windows 7 (not the upgrade version).
       -Then partition the hard drive into two partitions and install 32bit on one partition, 64bit on the other.


    You can not install Windows 7 twice with the same key. You can not install the Upgrade version on a blank hard drive in a system you just built with no OS.

    • Proposed as answer by OldHobo Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dale QiaoModerator Monday, November 16, 2009 8:47 AM
    Friday, November 13, 2009 9:13 PM