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dual boot window7 bit and window8.1 64bit pro installation problem

Q: dual boot window7 bit and window8.1 64bit pro installation problem

Currently I have a pc with Windows 7 32bit installed on it. I have a disk with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit which I would like to dual boot with the current Windows 7 32bit . i have 2gb ram ,500gb hd 4 parttion Once I restarted my pc with the dvd in it, it asked me if I wanted to boot from Cd/DVD which I did. It then started the normal Windows setup screen. after saveral min this error show i/q error occure 0xc00000e9 what i do plz help

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Preferred Solution: dual boot window7 bit and window8.1 64bit pro installation problem

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: dual boot window7 bit and window8.1 64bit pro installation problem

it happened to me as well when i was trying to install Windows XP as dual boot with windows 7 home premium
i always get the blue screen due to the SATA driver that xp doe snot recognize my HD,,
but the people in the forum really do good help by pointing me to virtualize xp INSIDE W7..
IT works using VMware , why do not you use the same thing
or do you have another purpose of installing w8 as dual boot with w7

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ok so I had Windows 7 x64 installed on my PC first. It ran great, and I was very impressed.

So the other day I decided to partition my drive and install Win7 32bit as well. The installation went smoothly and 32bit worked just fine.

BUT ever since I installed 32bit my 64bit has slowed down DRASTICALLY! It takes nearly an hour to boot and everything runs slow in it. What is weird is that my processor and RAM are not under heavy load. My RAM (6GB) stays at about 15% and my processors 8 cores (intel core i7) do not go over 5% of load. But everything goes EXTREMELY slow. I tried System Restore and other repair tools on the install disc, but to no avail.

Please help, I don't want to have to format and install again.
thank you

A:Window7 32bit and 64bit dual boot problem!

Maybe you have lots of crap on registry and other things.

Why don't you clean it and see if that helps. I remember that when I upgraded from B.7057 to 7100, to enter the log in screen it tooked my computer around 3mins, then I just defrag the disk using Auslogic Disk Defrag and used Ccleaner to erase all the **** it had stored in the registry, believe me, after that it was a new machine.

See if that helps,

Dell XPS M1530
Core 2 Duo 2.4
Nvidia Ge4ce 8600GS.
2GB of RAM

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Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Primary hard disk 195GB Total
i want to install 64 bit window7 on window7 32bit clean installation
i tried drive but not success even usb i take every steps but no success i don't know why plz help

A:window7 32bit to 64bit installation problem from usb

Follow these steps to prepare and achieve a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7. Everything needed is in the blue link.

If that isn't enough then Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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i install xp with windows 7 to make my computer dual boot while installing windos xp it restart the computer and then it show me a message "Error loading operating system" after that i can not login to windows 7.

Then i format my two drive(one with windos 7 installed another with windows xp installed ) and install xp then i install windows 7 in another drive but when it booted it automaticlly connect to windos 7 not asking me to select windows xp

Give a solution plz

A:window7 / xp dual boot problem

Download EasyBCD and you can manage the Win7 boot loader to include win XP, although it should of picked it up automatically. Does it not show a boot screen at all?

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I have Window XP installed on Drive C:\. My son installed Windows 7 on Drive E:\. However, when the computer is booted up, it boots up in Windows 7, without allowing a choice. I suspect this can be corrected in BIOS, but don't want to screw it up. Any help?

A:Dual boot Window7 and XP, both installed on separate drives

You may have installed Windows 7 first and then Windows XP, so, Windows 7 has deleted the boot file of Win XP. The correct order should have been Windows XP --> Then Windows 7.

BIOS does not control the Startup in these case.

Try to install Vista Boot Pro, but you may not get any result.

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Hi, everyone im new to forums and this is my first computer build. Im thinking I might regret. I was told its better to build ur own, so I did and nothing but problems! I had vista 64 / xp 32 bit bit and was having nothing but problems trying to get my video cards to work right! So someone told me to get Win7 and Ill have no problems. Wrong!!!!!!!
My problem now is that when I turn on the computer it doesn't give me the option to chose which operating system it just loads into Win7. Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this? When I hit the (my computer) option it sees Xp as the D drive. When I loaded Win7 I just threw the disc in and followed the directions. I didn't reformat anything cause the disc does it for u. Please can I get some help!

A:Dual Boot Problem with Win7 64bit/XP 32bit

Also booth operating systems r on the same drive!

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Sigh, I guess I will start from downloading IOBIT advanced system care and then it asked me to update my driver and now I have this driver failure thing where I'm unable to login to window, I've googled so much and now I'm in need of the rescue disc file for rebooting so I can perform system restoration, but I'm unable to download it from the window official website because I don't have the registration key... it was installed for me at the shop so I never had a disc.

I've actually downloaded the disc else where and installed it onto a USB but it didn't seem to detect the USB at all, I did perform F2 , boot mode and put all my USB drives to the top as my priority, I don't know if the files were corrupted at the beginning so now I'm hoping if someone can help....

Many thanks

Gary

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My HP laptop came with no XP pro installation disk, just a recovery partition. I want to add a second boot partition on the same machine also running XP pro, but the HP software will not allow that (it will only overwrite the existing one). It is totally legal to run the same OS installation on several partitions of course, (you can only use one installation at a time) and proprietary software like HyperOS exists to do just that, but I don't want to go down that route. (Expense)

I want to do it legally.

I have access to an XP pro install disk from work, and have done a provisional install to test it, but I will need to change the registration code to my legal one. It's the same version of XP professional (SP2) but the work disk is SELECT edition. It won't accept my registration code (from the base of my laptop) during installation and neither can I alter it after installation using Magic Jelly Bean. Any suggestions?

A moan: I do wish that computers would come with a proper OS installation disk instead of these ridiculous recovery partitions which can cause so much hassle. I recently lost some valuable stuff because I couldn't "repair" my XP installation and had to do a complete reset to the factory-fresh install.

Thanks,

tedbasher
 

A:Dual boot XP installation problem

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I partitioned a 1 Tb drive with windows 8 on first partition. Trying to install windows 7 on 2nd partition. Will boot from DVD & load files but when windows tries to open it stops & must restart computer to get out of freeze. Computer is Gateway DX4860-UR28.

A:Dual Boot OS installation problem

1) What is the UEFI/BIOS firmware OS boot setting? (UEFI or Legacy)

2) What mode is Windows 8 in installed in? (UEFI or Legacy)

3) Is Secure Boot DISABLED?

4) Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi
I have a sony vaio vpcyb3v1e. I have windows 8.1 installed and i tried using a bootable usb to install as multi boot, the xp black edition on a separate partition. After doing that i couldn't be able to login in the windows 8.1 OS. I got the message Load needed DLLS for kernel.
Any help?

A:Problem after xp installation for dual boot with windows 8

Set the UEFI/BIOS firmware to LEGACY OS boot & Secure Boot DISABLED, see if LEGACY Windows will boot.
with win 8.1 DVD choose automatic repair

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Hi,

I tried installing windows xp on my dell laptop running windows 7.The installation started but soon i got the error message
"setup is stopping to prevent any damage to your computer.check your hard drive to make sure its configured properly.run sfc on your hard drive etc etc

STOP:0x00000007(0XF78D2524,0X000000034)"

Is it coz i have to install drivers for my SATA hard drive so xp can recognise it or is problem something different???

btw my windows 7 is running normal without any problems and i am trying to install xp in another partition on my internal HDD.

thanks in advance

A:dual boot windows 7 and xp installation problem

1. On start up press F2 OR DEL to enter BIOS.
2. Expand the "Hard Drives" section.
3. Go to "SATA Operation"
4. Change this from "RAID Auto/AHCI" to "RAID Auto/ATA".
Your system's BIOS might be slightly different .

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I am trying to install a second copy of XP Pro on my system. I have the first installation on my first hard disc which is partition C: . I have another hard disc which has two partitions D: and Z:. D: has my data and Z: (20gb) is going to be for testing programs and settings and such without installing them on my main disc.

I loaded my XP Pro CD into the optical drive and went through the menus to install a new OS on partition Z. I did a quick format of partition Z in NTFS format. Installation proceeded and the computer rebooted just like usual. Then as it got to the preparing windows installation screen it froze. Just stopped. I restarted and it tried to resume but would freeze immediately again. I checked the boot.ini file and it is just like it should be. With both OS listed. I tried doing this three times and I got the same results each time. My original OS still works fine.

Any suggestions. I am considering completely reformating the partition and removing all traces of the installatiuon from the boot.ini file but if anyone has any other ideas that are easier I would like to know.
 

A:Solved: Dual Boot XP Pro Installation problem

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Hey guys,

So i have Windows 7 installed on my system and to create Windows Phone apps, i need to install Visual Studio 2013 on Windows 8 or higher.

So I've downloaded Windows 8.1 as an ISO-file and created a partition for it.

I shrinked my D: volume and created a simple volume, see attachment
The Samsung Volume is my External Harddisk so do not pay attention to that

Anyway, when i start the installation, i cannot select the volume I've created. It gives me a error saying that "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation."

So i went back to Disk Management and noticed that all my Volumes, in fact my whole Disk 0, is a Dynamic drive.

What do i do now?

I need Windows 8.1 so i wanted it to install it as a dual boot even though i am not a fan of Windows 8.

Thank you in advance

A:Windows 7 dual boot 8.1 installation problem.

Apparently you failed to notice when trying to create a new Primary partition in Disk Mgmt that it warned that you already had reached the limit of four and were converting the disk to Dynamic, except for the Recovery partition which is protected. The solution to convert it back non-destructively is to use Option One of Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

Since you can have a total of four Primary partitions or three Primary and unlimited contiguous (adjacent) Logical, what I would then do is convert D to a Logical Partition following How to set partition as Primary or Logical with Partition Wizard so that you can add as many adjacent Logicals as you want using Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help

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Hi everyone, I am new in this community.I just purchased HP X2 detachable 2 in 1 laptop. Actually it runs smoothly with Windows 10. Then, I initiated to dual install with Android with hope for more options, especially for tablet mode. But, it seems there were some mistakes when I installed android. As a result, when I boot my laptop it shows only two option in grub (1. Android and 2. Android debug). There is no option for my previous windows 10. Then, I want to re-install for windows 10 again from USB bootable drive. I used rufus with options (GPT and FAT32), just like some suggestions I read in this forum. Then the other problem is, my laptop stuck on grey color when I insert that USB in it (no respons when I press F9 or F10). But, when I pull out USB, I can press F9 (boot order) and F10 (boot options) then the booting will continue to grub (Android and Android debug). Have everyone has experience like this before? So, could you help me to solve this problem?I also plan to clean all android OS in my laptop then re-install WIndows 10. Would that be possible to do that? I really really appreciate for everyone help and suggestion. Thank You very much. Nasrul  

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Hey everyone,

i had multiple windows installed on my system Windows 7 and Windos Xp on 2 different partitions. Yesturday i had some problem with xp which i coudnt fixed so i formated the partition and installed it again but now problem is the boot option i used to get where i could select window 7 or window xp dont come anymore and my system automaticaly boots from new xp even thought window 7 is installed on other partition.

How can i get that multiple window boot option back and use my windows 7 again ?
I have Window xp with sp3 installed.

A:Window7 and window Xp boot problem

If you can open 7 > Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings. In Startup & Recovery hit Settings. System Startup lets you select OS default.

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Google is redirecting me to random sites when clicking links, and internet explorer seems to have slowed down also.
Tried all the virus removal programs without any luck. Also using Firefox which is unaffected.

Running Windows7 64bit

Any help will very much appreciated as i am close to reformatting my drive!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Darren at 9:59:43 on 2011-11-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.6143.4973 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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My PC come with vista64bit, may registered it ? by this way I get free Email support on windows & networking PCs in windows FROM MICROSOFT ? including setting up wireless and wired networks via ADSL MODEMS ?

I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]:
The below hardware does not function in 64bit but no problem at 32bit[drivers in device manager appear with a yellow icon-explanation mark] is needed drivers only ? I must register all products and after registration-success seek for drivers ? I must download drivers [since ethernet card/internet do not work in 64bit] from 32bit, save on HDD and after boot from 64bit, run them ? Is needed restart after each installation, or after all installation is ok ?


problems only in 64bit vista drivers

HP LCD L2208W PROBLEM: THE CLOCK APPEAR OVAL RATHER CIRCUS ETHERNET CARD DO NOT WORKwlan shows problem

A:I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]---problems only in 64bit vista drivers

Hi Ise,

Yes, it's recommended to restart your operating system after each driver installation.
Please remember to install drivers running them as administrator.

Hope I could help...

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I have WIN 7 as main os.
I need to put XP on for a dual boot (have a program that I need to run in a 32 bit os).

How do I get the dual boot going? I have 15 gig free partition. 7 is already installed.
Do I just boot up with windows xp disc, and go from there?

A:How to set up a dual boot with XP, with Windows 7 64bit

See Method two here:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Hope it helps

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G'day Gents,
I have Win7 Home Premium 64 bit upgrade currently installed on my pc, but I am having wireless internet installation problems. TP-Link WN851N adapter (No Win 7 drivers availabe, but it works fine with Linux Ubuntu 9.14).

My ethernet connection works fine.

So as a process of elimination (I am on holidays and heve to much spare time lol) I want to install Win 7 32bit in dual boot with Win 7 64 bit.
Can it be done?

Thanks

A:Can I dual boot 64bit and 32bit?

Yes.

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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?

Thank you

A:Installing 64bit XP as dual boot

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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Hey guys I am trying to dual boot 7 64bit and xp 32bit I have 7 up and running on a 90gb ssd and I have two 500gb WD drives in RAID 0 where I am wanting to create a 60gb partition to run xp. I have setup my raid array in bios but for some reason the boot option is grayed out. I installed xp anyway and got it to boot but as soon as I start loading drivers or updates then it crashes mother board is a xfx750i.
Thanks
Paul

A:trying to dual boot 7 64bit and xp 32bit

We see a lot of problems with Win7 install to RAID, especially with Dual Boot. You wil get no performance gain with RAID that isn't realized by the SSD for Win7, and with built-in Drive Imaging RAID's iffy redundancy is redundant.

Better to un-RAID and Install Win7 to SSD, place User folders on HD if necessary: User Folders - Change Default Location

XP is nearly XPired, so try migrating your XP programs over to WIn7, installing if necessary in Compatibility Mode or virtualizing XP using XP Mode built into Ultimate, Virtual Box, or Virtual Player.

If you need to keep XP and it is tied up in the RAID, try copying it to a partition on the HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD, then add it to a Win7 Dual Boot using EasyBCD 2.0.

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Is it possible to have dual (or triple) bootup with a 32bit Win 7 on one side and a 64bit Win 7 on the other?

I have dual boot with XP and 32bit Win 7 but will be upgrading to 64bit.

Many thanks in advance...
Peter

A:32bit 64bit dual boot up

Yes you can have triple boot without any problem.

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Im sure this question has been asked before but i couldn't the thread.

Basically i would like to know how to have a dual boot on my PC, where when i start up my PC it automatically starts up the 64bit version of W7 but if i choose i can easily change to the 32bit without a hassle.

2nd Question, if i make a dual boot PC i would have to split my HDD im guessing. If i would split up my HDD and save something while using the 32bit version how would i get the saved file over to the 64bit version? Do i have to use a USB or can i drag it into the 64bit part of the HDD?

Thanks in advance.

A:Dual Boot on W7 64bit & 32bit

Hi, TheSwiift.

Yes, you can create a system with both 32-bit Windows 7 and a 64-bit version! You'll need to burn an ISO file of the 32-bit version and install it onto your system to be able to access it, however. I can give you instructions on how to do this if you'd like.

To answer your second question, when you create the 32-bit operating system, you'll have to partition your hard drive. This means, you'll be virtually splitting your hard drive into parts: one for the 32-bit OS and one for the 64-bit OS. And yes, you can easily access files from one operating system through the other.

Thanks,
Harvey Meale

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Hi, first post, and looking for some guidance please. I recently purchased a new Dell with Vista 32 Home Premium (OEM). I would really like to try out 64bit Home Premim. If I purchased a 64bit OEM disk could I install it on a partition on Drive C and still retain a fully functional 32bit Vista.

Note : My system has 2 x 640 gb Sata Drives, but the way it has been configured, in windows explorer I see only a c: drive (1.15Tb) and a d: drive which is only 10gb, this is a recovery drive.

Could someone please tell me the detailed steps involved in such a process, also would I have to set up a partition first and if so is that a simple process.
XPS 730
QX9770 @ 3.8ghz
2 x 9800GX2 (Quad SLI)
4 gig DDR3 1.3ghz
2 x 640g SATA
X-Fi Extreme Music
Dell 2408WFP Ultrasharp
Vista 32 Home Premium SP1

A:Dual boot 32 & 64bit Vista

Originally Posted by raydun


but the way it has been configured, in windows explorer I see only a c: drive (1.15Tb) and a d: drive which is only 10gb, this is a recovery drive.



How are configured your drives ?

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Hey guys,

some of you probably have seen my other thread regarding this. I had win 7 64 bit then was planing to dual boot with win vista 32 bit but the disc i have is a toshiba one and only does a clean install meaning deleting partition and such.

I recently reformated to windows vista home premium 32 bit. Did the parititon and such, so now i am ready to install win 7 64 bit in a different partition.

The thing is, when i insert the cd, which is windows 7 home premium 64-bit it shows this error message.

'The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computers system information to see whether you need an x86(32bit) or x64(64 bit) version of the program.'

I think the one that i downloaded is an upgrade only but i did a clean install when i installed it before and its only a 64 bit aswell, this is so hard lol.

i bought my windows 7 from a promo for students for only $50 aud and i chose 64 bit because my computer was runing a vista 64 bit before. But my stupid school cannot support 64-bits so i was planing to dual boot with a 32 bit and a 64 bit windows 7.

What do you guys think i should do?

so all i have with me atm is my windows 7 64-bit and my cd key for it.

If i download windows 7 32-bit will the cd key for the 64-bit work for the 32-bit? or nope?

A:Dual boot win vista 32 bit to 64bit win 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptainBri



I recently reformated to windows vista home premium 32 bit. Did the parititon and such, so now i am ready to install win 7 64 bit in a different partition.

The thing is, when i insert the cd, which is windows 7 home premium 64-bit it shows this error message.

'The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computers system information to see whether you need an x86(32bit) or x64(64 bit) version of the program.'


I think you are inserting the Windows 7 64 bit dvd when you logged on in vista 32 bit. So it is a general situation . A 64 bit program or installer cannot be run or mounted in a 32 bit os.

If you want to install windows 7 64 bit, do it by booting from the windows 7 dvd. After the installation is properly completed, if you have any problem about the dual boot menu ( that means if you dont get a dual boot menu), post back here.

Edit : Read the tutorial carefully : Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP . Just the difference is yours is Vista. As you have partitions previously done, skip the step 1.

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Hi,

I've followed your steps and have created a partition of 50GB for installing XP Pro 64bit.

However, when I boot from my Windows C.D, it loads up the Windows files but then I get a blue screen error....

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try chaging video adapters.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF85F9AD9, 0xF898B7A4, 0xF898B4A4)

What could the problem be?

Thank you

A:BSOD when trying to dual boot with XP Pro 64bit

Check your SATA controller settings in BIOS.

Are you using at least SP2 install CD?

Try unplugging all but 2gb RAM.

Boot from the installer and try again.

Please fill out your system specs in bottom left corner of post.

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I cloned my existing Windows installation (8.1 pro, 32 bit) onto my new SSD.
I got everything up and running, and I still have my old Windows installation on one of the partitions of my HDD.
Can I turn this setup into a dual boot?
I think this could be useful, in case the new installation gets borked, or in order to run an effective malware scan on the SSD, etc.

A:Convert dual installation into dual boot?

Originally Posted by shmu


I cloned my existing Windows installation (8.1 pro, 32 bit) onto my new SSD.
I got everything up and running, and I still have my old Windows installation on one of the partitions of my HDD.
Can I turn this setup into a dual boot?
I think this could be useful, in case the new installation gets borked, or in order to run an effective malware scan on the SSD, etc.



I'm impressed you were able to clone onto an SSD. I can't seem to get my friends SSD drive to even be recognized at boot. Here's the link to our porblem: Install Windows 8 on SSD
Now to yours; I'm sure there is a way to do what you hope to achieve, but wonder if you've considered a Linux install to dual boot to, say Limux Mint16; just a thought.

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I have Vista Home Premium x32 on HDD0 and am installing Windows 7 x64 on HDD1-- to end up with a Dual Boot configuration.

In my research I've found that some advise to disconnect HDD0 while installing Windows 7 on HDD1, and then reconnecting.

I have 2 questions:

1. What are the benefits of disconnecting vs not disconnecting first HDD while installing on second HDD? Which strategy is safest?

2. If a disconnect install is the best way to go, when I reconnect HDD0, will Drive C be re-assigned to the Windows 7 installation on HDD1? If so, will that impact the Vista installation finding files formally mapped to C drive.

Note: On my HDD0, I have 3 partitions: C: Vista installation; D: Special documents; E: main Documents directory, Contacts, Favorites, Music, Videos

Thanks

A:Dual Boot, Dual HDD Installation Question

Hello aaron1948 and welcome to the forum

May I ask why you are dual booting those two? Usually people dual boot Windows with Linux. Windows 7 is the better OS of the two you want to dual boot, so I am wondering what makes you want to keep Vista

How big is your hard drive? It would be much easier to partition your hard drive and install an OS on each partition. This is far easier to configure and I would highly recommend doing this - if you have the disk space

This tutorial covers both options (same hard drive and different hard drives) and is written by our very own Brink:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista - Windows 7 Forums

Tom

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I would like to know if I can install a dual boot system , Window 7 / Vista Home Edition. I have a lot of old games that aren't going to run on Windows 7, but I want to be prepared when Microsoft stops supporting Vista. I haven't bought the new desktop yet. I did speak to Dell about it, but they said I had to buy Windows Ultimate. That version is a bit pricey for me. Is this really necessary? Can't I run Windows Home Premium with Vista? Please help! And, THANK YOU!
 

A:Dual Booth system Window7/Vista

Dell seems to be ripping you off (or trying to) since any edition of windows 7 can be mated with Vista in a dual-boot configuration. However, what they might have been suggesting to you is that because Win7 Ultimate has a "Windows XP Mode" (which the Home Premium edition doesn't have) you would be able to play your old games without having to leave Vista installed.
Of that they are quite right, up to a point (read on):

The "XP Mode" of Windows 7 Ultimate, however, doesn't work for all older software & games so it's by no means the perfect solution that Microsoft first led us to believe, so a dual boot may be your best option. but for that you do not have to use Win7 Ultimate.

Tutorial for dual-boot setup: http://www.techspot.com/guides/143-dual-boot-windows7/
 

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Hi
I installed Windows 7 over a vista system. My C drive is my operating system and has 600 MB left - However My D drive has 100 GB - It makes it very hard to wotk wit

When I log on My laptop gives me a choice of Vista or Widows 7.

Do I have to load Windows 7 again and wip out my computer?

Or can I transfer free space from my D drive?

Regards

Eamonn J

A:No memory on C drive cause of Window7 installation

Hello Eamonn_J and Welcome to TSF,

You can shrink/extend the volume sizes of your partitions, simply do as follows:

1. Go to Start > Search.
2. Type in "diskmgmt.msc" > hit ENTER.
3. Rightclick the D:\ drive > Shrink volume > Choose size to shrink.
4. Leave it be until shrinking is done.
5. Rightclick C:\ drive > Extend volume > Extend by the size you previously shrinked.

There's a detailed guide with pictures if anything is unclear, that can be found here.

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Ok, this has been dealt with in various places but not to my total satisfaction. So bear with me if the answer is hidden somewhere in the forum.

I've got an oem asus with 2 hdds the first of which has Win 7 64 home pre-installed via uefi boot manager. It is a gpt formatted disk. The second disk is empty and is set up with mbr. I wish to dual boot onto the second disk with Win 7 32 Pro but fear a rejection due to the fact appparenly Uefi will not manage 32 bit installs/boots. More to the point , will the mbr variance on the 2nd disk somehow make for an exception to this 32bit 'prejudice' on the part of uefi or simply make matters worse? My bios has a single option regarding a legacy setting connected with uefi which is disabled. PxO... or rather. Gregrocker seems to think obviating the problem with 2 physically separate installs (i.e. Hdd disconnect) will allow a Bios based boot as opposed to a Uefi/Windows managed one. Is this workaround a sure thing and my only option or is there a practical way to go the classic route with the auto boot loader screen on start up? Perhaps a better way to put it is..on dual boot systems is it true that you can't have BOTH uefi and the bios directing the show. You gotta choose one or the other. Frankly, to my novice mind this whole problem seems to be a regression from the XP days. Anyway, a definitive answer from you all would be more than welcome. Thanks loads.

A:Dual Boot 7 32bit and 64bit under Uefi

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sadiesan


Gregrocker seems to think obviating the problem with 2 physically separate installs (i.e. Hdd disconnect) will allow a Bios based boot as opposed to a Uefi/Windows managed one. Is this workaround a sure thing and my only option


Can you post a link to Gregrocker post.

Why would need to install x32?

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I'm not looking for detailed instructions. I'm just wanting to know if it's possible to dual boot these two systems.

I use VPN-1 SecureClient to connect to my workplace and I hear that it doesn't play well with 64bit Win7. So I'm wanting to do all my non-work applications with Win7. And then when I need to do work, I'll just reboot under XP.

A:Dual boot--XP (32bit) & Win7(64bit)?

yes it is possible,i was wondering that myself and i tried it and it worked normally.there is no need to worry

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Never really tried dual booting before except a try with Ubuntu and Xp. I would like to try Win7 32bit and win7 64 bit. I have 32bit currently installed on my boot drive formatted as a single partition. I have a second drive with a clean and formatted empty partition that I could install 64 bit to. Will this work? ALso is there anything that I will need such as a bootloader to make it dual boot? Any help would be appreciated. The hardware I have will support 64bit.
 

A:Solved: Dual Boot Win 7 (32bit) and Win 7 (64bit)

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Existing: Dual Boot
Windows 7 RC Beta partition 1
Windows XP 32 partition 2

Can have Windows 7 64 bit on partition 1 and WinXP 32 bit on partition 2 for dual boot?

Is it worth the trouble/issues etc to run windows 7 64 bit?



System
Intel Dual Core E7400
Gigabyte EP45
Memory 4G

A:64bit Install? Dual boot with winxp?

Hi jlm86 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

This is perfectly possible. See Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP for full details. Since you have XP installed first, you need to follow Method One.

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Whats the score with dual booting with raid 0? I guess i install the older OS(xp 32bit) first with the 32bit xp driver and then install windows 7 64bit on a seperate partition with the 64bit driver. My real question is will this cause any kind of conflicts etc if using some of the drive partitions(1250gb drive numerous partitions) as communal drives. Is there anything i need to be wary of when running these two os at different "bits" within the same physical drives?

A:dual boot windows 7 64bit and xp32bit?

Hope you'll find your answer in here Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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hi,
Perhaps i can get some right direction here. I got 2hd : win7 32 hd1, win 7 64bit. hd1 was my first hd so I am assuming dualboot information in hd1. and one gt440 nvidea card

there were few updates that came but i left the restart pending for later.

I saw after bios, my dualboot table no longer comes on screen, cursor reminds for few seconds and i get the black screen of death. no safe mode , win7 cd is also getting stuck after loading the windows files. so will try another cd tomorow. did some readings, issues would be 32,64bit dlls to nvidea drivers.

Is there any way i can start off with one of the OS and start a repair operation on the OS or boot information?????

A:Dual boot / update issue 32/64bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mitumix


hi,
Perhaps i can get some right direction here. I got 2hd : win7 32 hd1, win 7 64bit. hd1 was my first hd so I am assuming dualboot information in hd1. and one gt440 nvidea card

there were few updates that came but i left the restart pending for later.

I saw after bios, my dualboot table no longer comes on screen, cursor reminds for few seconds and i get the black screen of death. no safe mode , win7 cd is also getting stuck after loading the windows files. so will try another cd tomorow. did some readings, issues would be 32,64bit dlls to nvidea drivers.

Is there any way i can start off with one of the OS and start a repair operation on the OS or boot information?????


Mitumix Welcome to Sevenforums.

When all is said and done, I'm going to guess that you only want a working x64 Windows 7. Am I correct?

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Hello Forum!

Im new here. I browsed this forum for a bit and decided this is a good place to learn about new things and to get help with problems.

Well i have a problem.

I currently have a pc with Windows 7 64bit installed on it.
Now im tryin to install another Windows 7 64bit on a newly shrinked partition i created - The size is 103gb

When ever i try to install on the newly created parition i'm gettin this error:

"Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space"

Im have lots of free space on the new partition..But i was told that my SYSTEM RESERVED 100mb is whats causing the problem because i only have 1mb free on this partition.

Im pretty much lost now..Could anyone here provide some advice on how to install
Another Windows 7 64bit on a newly created partition?

Many Thanks!

A:Setup Windows 7 64bit - Dual Boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by phillizee


Hello Forum!

Im new here. I browsed this forum for a bit and decided this is a good place to learn about new things and to get help with problems.

Well i have a problem.

I currently have a pc with Windows 7 64bit installed on it.
Now im tryin to install another Windows 7 64bit on a newly shrinked partition i created - The size is 103gb

When ever i try to install on the newly created parition i'm gettin this error:

"Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space"

Im have lots of free space on the new partition..But i was told that my SYSTEM RESERVED 100mb is whats causing the problem because i only have 1mb free on this partition.

Im pretty much lost now..Could anyone here provide some advice on how to install
Another Windows 7 64bit on a newly created partition?

Many Thanks!



You simply need to point the installer to the new empty partition. It is now trying to install in the 100 system partition with no success.

Ken J

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1. I have Windows XP Sp3 (32bit)
2. I clean installed Windows 7 Professional (64bit) on a different partition for a dual boot.
3. Windows 7 installed nicely. I was on my new desktop.
4. Went to have coffee and chat with the neighbor
5. Came back and the new Windows 7 hung there, and my taskbar disappeared. Desktop with nothing on it.
6. Restarted my system, chose Windows 7 to load, got to the 'windows starting' with the nice colored logo. And then... Black screen and system hang. Tried again, same thing.
7. Reinstalled Windows 7. Got through untill the last part of installation, again got to the logo, and then black screen and system hang.

Now I can't finish installing.
My Xp Sp3 still boots and functions perfectly.

Any sugestions

A:Windows 7 64bit does not install on dual boot system

Probably some installation problems.... I have MacBook Pro and I run OSX Snow Leopard and Windows 7 64 bit without any problems.

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In anticipation to the final version of Windows 8 being available to the masses, I would like to know what are the possibilities of installing Windows 8 64bit when Windows 7 32bit is already installed.
Would Windows 7 32bit and all 32bit drivers have to be reinstalled with 64bit versions?
Would all settings and saved data be retained?
Would it mean a complete reinstallation of all existing/installed applications or partitioning the hard drive and start from new again?
Or would installing another hard drive be more appropriate?

A:[SOLVED] Dual boot Win7 32 bit and Win8 64bit?

if you go from 32 to 64 bit, it will require a compete install, even if you use an upgrade disk. It will require all apps, drivers and such to be reinstall. This should not change with win8

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Hi,
I have recently tried to install a 64 bit version of XP on my Dell Inspiron N5050.
It was running Win7 before and I needed XP for work.
I made the partition, and installed XP and now Windows 7 will not boot. I tried installing EasyBCD but since the drivers were not installed on the new OS, I can't connect to the internet at all.
I just need some help on possibly removing the XP partition and recovering with the win7 recovery partition so I can just run XP on a virtual console.
When I boot the computer it does not give me the option to use the recovery disk or boot windows 7 at all.
Let me know if you need any other information.
Thanks

A:Windows XP 64bit/Win7 dual boot failed

To repair Windows 7
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times



   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Manuals | Dell US
RouteTo
Dell - Support

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I've had Win 7 Pro on my laptop for over a year. I installed a 2nd hard drive to it recently and today I installed Windows 8 Pro on the 2nd hard drive. It's been a roller coaster of good & bad luck.

The first install went fine, until I tried to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade from the Windows store, then things went bad and I had to go into Windows 7 and eventually delete the Windows 8 volume and change it from MBR to GPT because of UEFI (no secure boot enabled thankfully). Gawd what a stretch of error messages telling me I can't install Windows 8 on the blank hard drive because it was or wasn't MBR or GPT, or the automagically made partitions weren't in the right order.

After spending over 7 hours twice in a row installing Windows 8, I finally find out that there's no boot option for Windows 7 anymore.

The only clue I have is to use a Windows 7 repair disk and use diskpart.exe and make the Win 7 drive "active" but that's a little foreign to me at this point.

A:GPT Win 8 Dual boot installation killed Win 7 MBR boot option.

I'm looking in Computer Management / Disk Management from within Windows 8.

Disk 0: SYSTEM D: 438 MB NTFS (lengthened from 199 MB with EaseUS because Acronis 2014 thought it too small while crashing), Healthy (Active, Primary Partition); Win 7 E: 930.98 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition); HP_TOOLS F: 102 MB FAT 32 Healthy (Primary Partition)

Disk 1: 300 MB Healthy (Recovery Partition) {no letter}; 100 MB Healthy (EFI System Partition) {no letter}; C: 931.00 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

And several other external disks which don't deserve mention today.

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hey there!

My system has a single SATA 500gb hard drive. I have clean installed windows 8.1 on it.

Now I need Windows 7 on my system but I love Windows 8.1 also.

I want both windows 7 and windows 8.1

Can I dual boot windows 7 with Windows 8.1?

I dont want to remove old Windows 8.1

Is there a way to install Windows 7 on Windows 8.1 and dual boot both operating systems.

If yes, let me know.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 8.1 64bit and windows 7 64bit dual boot

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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Hi My Dear Friends
I am New To This Forum
But I hope , thi sforum will solve my Problem

I am having Dual Boot With Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7

I dont want to have XP SP3 , so i am going to reinstall XP SP2again

But I dont want to reinstall WIn7 Again , please guide me how to do this

A:Please help Me with Re installation of XP in Dual Boot

Info available in the sticky a few posts up Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I have installed Win XP & Win 7 in diffrent partions same physical drive. I cannot choose to boot with desird operating system. Now it starts with XP only. I have a 32 bit machine. I have EASYBCD installed in my computer. When playing with EASYBCD, I could boot with either win xp or win 7.

Is there any way fix for dual boot after installation? Any help would be appriciated.
 

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I pulled out my old hard drive with WIN ME and am using is as an external hard drive using an SATA enclosure. I then installed a new hard drive and installed WIN XP Pro on it.

How can I configure my PC for dual boot between XP and ME?

MS site only has dual boot for Windows installed on separate logic drives, not on physically separate drives.

Many thanks in advance.
 

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List the advantages and disadvantages of a dual-boot installation.
 

A:Dual-boot installation?

Is that an order!?
 

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