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can i send windows 7 32 bit os installation setup via gmail drive to my friend?

i want to install windows 7 32 bit version on my 64 bit laptop. currently i hav windows 7 64 bit installed on my laptop. i want to install windows 7 32 bit on my laptop and keep 64bit win 7 os as well. is it possible to do so? the reason for doing so is that some sw dont work properly on 64 bit os so thats why.
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    Please edit the title of the post. I don't see any relation between the title and the question, so I am confused.

    You can indeed install a dual-boot system, but you will need a blank partition to do the install on. There may be simpler solutions. What software is not working under 64-bit? Have you tried setting it to compatibility mode? What OS was the software for originally - maybe XP 32-bit?

    There is also the ability to run a 32-bit XP virtual machine inside Windows 7 Pro. This will probably have a lighter "footprint" than a completely new install. But more details on the software that is giving you trouble might help us give you a better answer.
  2. WyomingKnott said:
    Please edit the title of the post. I don't see any relation between the title and the question, so I am confused.

    You can indeed install a dual-boot system, but you will need a blank partition to do the install on. There may be simpler solutions. What software is not working under 64-bit? Have you tried setting it to compatibility mode? What OS was the software for originally - maybe XP 32-bit?

    There is also the ability to run a 32-bit XP virtual machine inside Windows 7 Pro. This will probably have a lighter "footprint" than a completely new install. But more details on the software that is giving you trouble might help us give you a better answer.


    i hav a college project called sms notification system which is written in c#.for front end i want to install microsoft visual studio and for back end i want to install mssql 2005 which is not working properly on my win 7 home premium 64 bit machine.if i want to reinstall win with 32 bit version will i lose my data on c n d drives.
  3. If I had that problem, I would upgrade to Win7 Pro and run in XP 32-bit mode, or get a more recent version of mssql. On the download pager for that version, it states that it is compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP, so you are pushing it past its compatibility.

    A question: Have you ever run it on a 32-bit Windows 7 machine? It might be the case that mssql won't run under Win7 no matter how many bits are in play.
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