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Update a dual boot Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 64bit

Q: Update a dual boot Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 64bit

Hello,
I am currently using a dual boot PC with Windows7 ultimate(32bit) running along with Ubuntu 12.04.
I am planning to upgrade my PC to Windows 10 keeping the dual boot.
I also want to clean install windows 10 after the upgrade to switch it to 64Bit as I am planning to increase my RAM to 8GB.
Will I need to reinstall Ubuntu after clean installing windows 10 64bit?(I heard the windows boot-loader ignores Ubuntu after clean install).
And the main problem is if i can do clean install Windows10 without formatting my other drives except "Local disk:C" because I have a lot of files on them.
Can anyone give me a step by step guide for clean installing by formatting my current "C" drive only please...
I want to keep my files on other partitions safe...

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A: Update a dual boot Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 64bit

Be careful - clean installing Windows 10 will probably break the dual boot mechanism as it does not recognise Linux.

General advice is to start with a fresh drive, install Windows 10, then linux.

It can be done the other way, but no expert, especially as you already have Windows 7.

You should make a full image backup of your drives eg using Macrium Reflect Free which will backup Linux partitions as well.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/39103-update-dual-boot-windows-7-32bit-windows-10-64bit.html
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Hello,
I am currently using a dual boot PC with Windows7 ultimate(32bit) running along with Ubuntu 12.04.
I am planning to upgrade my PC to Windows 10 keeping the dual boot.
I also want to clean install windows 10 after the upgrade to switch it to 64Bit as I am planning to increase my RAM to 8GB.
Will I need to reinstall Ubuntu after clean installing windows 10 64bit?(I heard the windows boot-loader ignores Ubuntu after clean install).
And the main problem is if i can do clean install Windows10 without formatting my other drives except "Local disk:C" because I have a lot of files on them.
Can anyone give me a step by step guide for clean installing by formatting my current "C" drive only please...
I want to keep my files on other partitions safe...

A:Update a dual boot Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 64bit

Be careful - clean installing Windows 10 will probably break the dual boot mechanism as it does not recognise Linux.

General advice is to start with a fresh drive, install Windows 10, then linux.

It can be done the other way, but no expert, especially as you already have Windows 7.

You should make a full image backup of your drives eg using Macrium Reflect Free which will backup Linux partitions as well.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/39103-update-dual-boot-windows-7-32bit-windows-10-64bit.html
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A:BSOD when dual booting Windows Vista 32bit and Windows 7 64bit

Is Vista Business a full retail version?
Is Windows 7 professional x64 a full retail version?

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A:trying to dual boot 7 64bit and xp 32bit

We see a lot of problems with Win7 install to RAID, especially with Dual Boot. You wil get no performance gain with RAID that isn't realized by the SSD for Win7, and with built-in Drive Imaging RAID's iffy redundancy is redundant.

Better to un-RAID and Install Win7 to SSD, place User folders on HD if necessary: User Folders - Change Default Location

XP is nearly XPired, so try migrating your XP programs over to WIn7, installing if necessary in Compatibility Mode or virtualizing XP using XP Mode built into Ultimate, Virtual Box, or Virtual Player.

If you need to keep XP and it is tied up in the RAID, try copying it to a partition on the HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD, then add it to a Win7 Dual Boot using EasyBCD 2.0.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/130255-trying-dual-boot-7-64bit-xp-32bit.html
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Im sure this question has been asked before but i couldn't the thread.

Basically i would like to know how to have a dual boot on my PC, where when i start up my PC it automatically starts up the 64bit version of W7 but if i choose i can easily change to the 32bit without a hassle.

2nd Question, if i make a dual boot PC i would have to split my HDD im guessing. If i would split up my HDD and save something while using the 32bit version how would i get the saved file over to the 64bit version? Do i have to use a USB or can i drag it into the 64bit part of the HDD?

Thanks in advance.

A:Dual Boot on W7 64bit & 32bit

Hi, TheSwiift.

Yes, you can create a system with both 32-bit Windows 7 and a 64-bit version! You'll need to burn an ISO file of the 32-bit version and install it onto your system to be able to access it, however. I can give you instructions on how to do this if you'd like.

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A:32bit 64bit dual boot up

Yes you can have triple boot without any problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/113155-32bit-64bit-dual-boot-up.html
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A:Dual boot--XP (32bit) & Win7(64bit)?

yes it is possible,i was wondering that myself and i tried it and it worked normally.there is no need to worry

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/32972-dual-boot-xp-32bit-win7-64bit.html
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A:Dual Boot 7 32bit and 64bit under Uefi

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sadiesan


Gregrocker seems to think obviating the problem with 2 physically separate installs (i.e. Hdd disconnect) will allow a Bios based boot as opposed to a Uefi/Windows managed one. Is this workaround a sure thing and my only option


Can you post a link to Gregrocker post.

Why would need to install x32?

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A:Dual Boot Problem with Win7 64bit/XP 32bit

Also booth operating systems r on the same drive!

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/30850-dual-boot-problem-win7-64bit-xp-32bit.html
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A:Window7 32bit and 64bit dual boot problem!

Maybe you have lots of crap on registry and other things.

Why don't you clean it and see if that helps. I remember that when I upgraded from B.7057 to 7100, to enter the log in screen it tooked my computer around 3mins, then I just defrag the disk using Auslogic Disk Defrag and used Ccleaner to erase all the **** it had stored in the registry, believe me, after that it was a new machine.

See if that helps,

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A:I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]---problems only in 64bit vista drivers

Hi Ise,

Yes, it's recommended to restart your operating system after each driver installation.
Please remember to install drivers running them as administrator.

Hope I could help...

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A:Dual boot preinstalled Windows 8 and Win 7 32bit

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A:Windows 8.1 64bit and windows 7 64bit dual boot

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A:How to set up a dual boot with XP, with Windows 7 64bit

See Method two here:

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A:Setup Windows 7 64bit - Dual Boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by phillizee


Hello Forum!

Im new here. I browsed this forum for a bit and decided this is a good place to learn about new things and to get help with problems.

Well i have a problem.

I currently have a pc with Windows 7 64bit installed on it.
Now im tryin to install another Windows 7 64bit on a newly shrinked partition i created - The size is 103gb

When ever i try to install on the newly created parition i'm gettin this error:

"Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space"

Im have lots of free space on the new partition..But i was told that my SYSTEM RESERVED 100mb is whats causing the problem because i only have 1mb free on this partition.

Im pretty much lost now..Could anyone here provide some advice on how to install
Another Windows 7 64bit on a newly created partition?

Many Thanks!



You simply need to point the installer to the new empty partition. It is now trying to install in the 100 system partition with no success.

Ken J

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/126219-setup-windows-7-64bit-dual-boot.html
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A:dual boot windows 7 64bit and xp32bit?

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A:Dual Boot Win7 32bit and Win7 64bit on a second SSD drive

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A:Dual boot / update issue 32/64bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mitumix


hi,
Perhaps i can get some right direction here. I got 2hd : win7 32 hd1, win 7 64bit. hd1 was my first hd so I am assuming dualboot information in hd1. and one gt440 nvidea card

there were few updates that came but i left the restart pending for later.

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Is there any way i can start off with one of the OS and start a repair operation on the OS or boot information?????


Mitumix Welcome to Sevenforums.

When all is said and done, I'm going to guess that you only want a working x64 Windows 7. Am I correct?

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can someone instruct me how to now add 64bit Ultimate as a dual boot, I have just bought win7 ultimate.
Thanks for your time

A:Dual Booting 32bit and 64bit is it possible?

Hi and welcome to the forums.
Excuse me for my ignorance but why would you want or need the ability to dual boot the same OS with just 32/64 bit being the difference. Surely the disc space saved alone by installing only 1 version would be of more value and a lot less hassle ??
Soz I'm just curious

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/80106-dual-booting-32bit-64bit-possible.html
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Haven't found another thread covering this, so I apologize in advance if this question is elsewhere.

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Questions:
I'm running dual monitors (monitor + television) from the EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+. Could I have toasted the graphics card?

Power off and rebooting doesn't do anything. No beep. Can't get into safe mode or the BIOS. Is this a CMOS issue?

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Thanks.
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A:No boot up and no video after 1/11 Windows Update 64bit

Hi & welcome,

First, How do you know it doesn't boot? Did you watch the HDD activity light & see if it goes throught the procees (Loads of flashing activity).

I would swap the graphics card for a known working one, then see if that boots & displays. If so, delete the hidden graphics card in device manager & then swap them back, to see what that has achieved.

If that achieves nothing (second card is good), I would then suggest the original card is fried.

If swapping the card also fails to? (Don't know why that would be).

Then I think you have toasted your motherboard but that seems un-believable & a little excessive for an update!

As a last thought, try swapping your power supply!

http://www.vistax64.com/windows-updates/286815-no-boot-up-no-video-after-1-11-windows-update-64bit.html
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A:Windows 7 32bit to 64bit possible?

Yes, that's correct to do a clean install.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-32bit-to-64bit-579270.html
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32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison
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irbullet

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-32bit-to-64bit-517918.html
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Please post your full computer specifications inlcuding make and model of power supply.
If your system is oem i.e one you have bought from a shop such as a dell, hp or compaq please post the model number.
Posting your specs can help us to help you better.

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Hello Jim, Welcome!

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QQ Messenger - Download

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Quote: Originally Posted by Irish Lout


Hi -ive exhausted all options and would really appreciate some help...

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Thanks
irish


Hi irish and welcome

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Quote: Originally Posted by mangjun


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Hi

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A:Windows 7 64bit Key with 32bit version possible?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dandukovic


Hello,

I bought windows 7 64bit upgrade version for students. However I want to use 32 bit now, since I have simply had too many problems. Is it possible to install Windows7 32bit and register it with my CD Key (which I got for 64bit Version)?

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yes it is

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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/27591-32bit-aplication-64bit-windows-8-system.html
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