Dual Booting with Vista Home Premium 32 Bit and Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by prasaddevdhar, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. I have my sytem currently with OS of Vista Home Premim 32-bit preloade
    with HP Laptop ( Core 2 Duo Processor , 2 GB DDR2 RAM). I want to g
    with Dual Boot with Vista Ultimate 64 Bit.

    Is there any problem to go with that? Can I do dual Boot with pr
    loaded Vista Home Premium

    Can Someone Help Me
    prasaddevdhar, Nov 25, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Certainly you can do this, and setup should enable the dual boot for you
    automatically. Make sure to install to a different volume, preferably one
    that's currently empty. As a precaution you should still backup data prior
    to starting. If setup does not create the dual boot (and the boot files will
    still be on the current system drive), then the additional entry can be
    added via bcdedit afterwards.
    Rick Rogers, Nov 26, 2008
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    John Barnes Guest

    Remember you need a separate license for each installation. You also will
    probably have activation problems. Just because you have both disks doesn't
    mean you are legally allowed to install both at the same time.
    John Barnes, Nov 27, 2008
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    chinga69 Guest

    yes you shoudnt have any problems just rember to create a new partition
    for the 64 bit version and select that partition when you install it
    chinga69, Nov 28, 2008
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    yarand Guest

    I created 2 extra partitions - 1 for 64-vista and 1 for data
    when I try to boot from 64-bit vista installation disc it looks like it's
    going to overwrite the 32-bit version and the 2 new partitions - how do I
    prevent that? At what stage does it ask where you want to install 64-bit?
    yarand, Dec 11, 2008
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    peter Guest

    Don’t boot from the 64 bit disk....run the installation while you
    are in the 32bit Vista. This way the 64bit will detect the 32bit and create
    dual boot you are looking for.

    peter, Dec 11, 2008
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    chinga69 Guest

    chinga69, Dec 11, 2008
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    John Barnes Guest

    Follow the steps and it will ask you where you want to install Vista. You
    will not overwrite anything before that. At that point you would be advised
    to (select advanced) delete the partition you created for Vista, create a
    new partition and format it, then select it as the partition to install on.
    Follow instructions from then on.
    John Barnes, Dec 15, 2008
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