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Windows 7+Vista

  • Windows 7
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows Vista
Last response: in Windows 7
October 5, 2009 8:59:41 PM

My computer has one 500GB HDD and one 640GB HDD.
My 500GB HDD is partitioned into a recovery disk and a primary drive for booting Vista 32bit.
The 640GB HDD has 3 partitions, one main drive I use for storage, one I would like to install Windows 7 64bit on, and one that is not activated.
I'm wondering if it's possible to install the Windows 7 64bit while keeping the Vista 32bit on the other HDD.
My processor is an Intel Pentium Dual core E2200 and does support 64bit computing.

More about : windows vista

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a b $ Windows 7
October 5, 2009 9:03:13 PM
October 5, 2009 10:54:14 PM

Oh, and also, when the partition is chosen and is formatted for the OS, will the entire disk be formatted or just the drive selected for the OS?
a b $ Windows 7
October 5, 2009 11:46:31 PM

Win7 and Vista have there own partition options for installing(much more easy then XP), You should be able to select the disk and create a partition on it.

When all is done, you should get a boot menu for Windows Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate(i assume you are on the RC).

I did exactly this but i had Vista on a raid volume and 7 on a spare 500 gig drive.
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