Win 7 32 bit dual boot with Win 7 64bit ?

  fpg 21:59 22 Oct 2009

I have just received my ordered copy of Windows 7.
It came with two discs - 32 bit and 64 bit.
My main software should be OK with 32 bit but I would like to try 64 bit.
Is it possible to dual boot and is it within the licence terms?

  QuizMan 23:13 22 Oct 2009

I see no reason that you cannot dual boot on an experimental basis. You have 30 days to register the software by which time you must choose which one to keep. You can only register one version.

  User-312386 00:37 23 Oct 2009

Installed the 64bit version today and all the drivers installed ok


  fpg 14:47 25 Oct 2009

Thanks for advice, yes the 30 day to register is the key.
Good to hear Madboy that your upgrade was OK with 64bit. Were you on 32bit Vista? Did you have any Adobe photo software which moved from 32bit to 64bit?


  User-312386 21:10 28 Oct 2009

yes i was using 32bit vista and no i dont use adobe software!

However, 32bit sofware will install on a 64 bit machine

  GaT7 21:24 28 Oct 2009

If you look at the comment by member jamesd1981 on Sat, [email protected]:52 in this thread click here, you'll see that he used the same product key to install 32 & 64-bit versions of Vista on the same PC.

Technically it could be legit as you'll only be using one or the other at any given time. And both are installed on the same, single PC. G

  fpg 23:29 28 Oct 2009

Thanks for the link and explanation. That settles it in a positive way.

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