Vista 32 with 7 64bit

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  1. skifreak76

    skifreak76 New Member

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    i am looking to buy vista 32 bit home prem. with the windows 7 upgrade.
    1. will i be able to get 64bit windows 7?
    2. with windows 7 will i be able to dual boot both os's?? i will be anyt using two harddrives for this

    i need to get vista 32 bit so i can still use my laser printer that does not have 64 bit drivers
     
  2. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    Yes you can run 32 bit and 64 bit w7 on separate Hard drives, I am currently doing that right now. I have Vista Ultimate 32 bit on one HD and Windows 7 RC-1 on another Hard drive,
    I would suggest though you get Vista Boot Pro and put the program on your systems.
    Download Vista Boot Pro (free)
     
  3. gavin19

    gavin19 New Member

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    I'm not fully clued-in about the upgrade version but as far as I know you have to upgrade over the Vista installation, thus losing it. But you can't upgrade from 32 to 64bit anyway so it's a moot point.

    Even if the drivers don't work in W7 32bit you could install Vista under Virtual PC or Virtualbox or similar and run the printer that way. It's such a waste to dual boot just for the sake of a printer when other options are available.
     
  4. Super Sarge

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    I did a clean install of W7 RC1 on separate HD,
     
  5. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    Luckly that the Uk upgrade edition is in fact the FULL edition (at no extra cost i might add) so you can install fresh...thats all thanks to the EU bumbling over the browsers included etc...
     
  6. gavin19

    gavin19 New Member

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    Well that's cleared that up! I'll have to grab a copy myself then, good stuff! :D
     

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