Finished my E5200 OC build (just idling for the moment, drive unformatted).
I'm just wondering if the following quad boot is possible:
1. I have XP pro 32bit I will install this in its own partition.
2. I Pre-Ordered Win7 upgrade from XP pro - Can I install the 32 and 64 bit versions in two separate partitions?
I read that a Win7 upgrade from XP has to be a clean install and that it ships with 32 and 64 bit versions. I would like to check them both out without giving up XPpro just yet. This saves me the hassle of re-installing each time I want to check out a versions compatibility with older software.
3. Install Ubuntu - no problem with this, but now I would be at a quad boot.
Has anyone given this some thought, or tried it?
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Seeing as you ordered the upgrade version, I'd wager that you can't do fresh installs of either the 32- or 64-bit version. Granted, I've never used an upgrade version, I've always done the full retail or OEM version, so I can't say for sure.
Aside from that, I don't see any problem with a quad-boot. Just partition your drive as many times as you want. I find it easiest to do on a single HDD, but that's just for my own convenience. And the Wubi installer makes for a great multi-boot solution for Ubuntu.