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Dual booting - upgrading from XP HELP

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July 23, 2012 12:21:43 PM

So curently I have Windows Xp and Windows 7 /32bit installed.
Windows XP on C Drive and Windows 7 on D.
I would like to install Windows 7 /64 bit over windows XP so i can use more than 4G Ram.
So i would have both 32 and 64 bit windows on the same PC.
SO i have a few questions:

Can i somehow upgrade from XP to 7 without losing data and files?
Will i still be able to go on the Windows 7 /32Bit?

Thanks in advance :) 

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July 23, 2012 12:31:49 PM

Marcuskac said:
So curently I have Windows Xp and Windows 7 /32bit installed.
Windows XP on C Drive and Windows 7 on D.
I would like to install Windows 7 /64 bit over windows XP so i can use more than 4G Ram.
So i would have both 32 and 64 bit windows on the same PC.
SO i have a few questions:

Can i somehow upgrade from XP to 7 without losing data and files?
Will i still be able to go on the Windows 7 /32Bit?

Thanks in advance :) 

Upgrading from XP to win 7 requires a fresh install, regardless of whether you are going to use 32 or 64 bit windows 7. Since a fresh install also requires you to re-install your applications and games, you would lose those. Now, any data you have backed up or on different partitions would not be affected by the upgrade, since you only have to format the actual partition you are going to install Win7 on.

You should have no issue when dual booting win7 64-bit or W7 32-bit.
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July 23, 2012 12:36:50 PM

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July 23, 2012 12:36:54 PM

clarkjd said:
Upgrading from XP to win 7 requires a fresh install, regardless of whether you are going to use 32 or 64 bit windows 7. Since a fresh install also requires you to re-install your applications and games, you would lose those. Now, any data you have backed up or on different partitions would not be affected by the upgrade, since you only have to format the actual partition you are going to install Win7 on.

You should have no issue when dual booting win7 64-bit or W7 32-bit.



Since i didn't have any important data or games installed there a fresh install wont be a problem.
But i still had to ask
Thanks for replying :) 
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