0

Hi guys, Vin here. I just like to ask if it is possible to dual boot two different operating system with different architecture(64 bit/32 bit)?

My current os is windows 7 hp 64bit and I would like to dual boot it with windows xp 32 bit....

Here's my computer specs:

Compaq CQ60-615DX
Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2GHZ
2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel 4 series mobile chipset
Intel GMA 4500M (64MB Dedicated memory/Total memory is 797MB)
250GB HDD @ 7200RPM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I hope you can give me solutions....
Thank you!

:)

7
Contributors
11
Replies
17
Views
6 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by saira.bibi.9250
0

I have a Triple boot, so if XP on it first, install Win7 and it will do a menu for you on bootup.

Make sure you got a partition or a 2nd drive.

Edited by Bal: n/a

0

I shrink my hard drive and created a partition for windows xp and when I tried to install windows xp after loading its basic drivers, I experienced BSOD and a I need to reboot my system. What should be the problem? Is it on my system or is it my drivers that are currently installed on my system?

0

Is you hardware compatible with XP? Sometimes you need XP drivers while installing.

Since you have Win7 already and trying to install XP , you will need a bootmanager, but let me know when you install XP first.

0

my computer have a pre-installed os which is windows 7.... i want to dual boot it with xp.... Is it a good idea to use easyBCD?

0

Hi to all.

I have installed Win 7 (64 bit) and Win XP (32 bit) on two different drives but when my computer boots up it is not showing any options to select the operating systems.

I have checked by going to My Computer->Properties->Advanced->Startup and Recovery->Settings but there is only one operating system shown in the drop down list i.e., XP.

I know Win 7 installation is fine because I was working on it earlier.

My Computer's Specifications are...
Dual core 2.5
2 GB RAM
250GB Hard Disk Space.

Please help its very urgent.

Thanks to all in advance.

Edited by KM499: n/a

1

Thanks for no replies guys...I have found the solution to my problem myself through a software.:)

1

Hi

Pls check it

Run command-->type msconfig --> select Boot Tab there you can able to see what are the OS installed in ur system and also check time out by default it should be 30 sec

-1

Hi 1st install win xp then after win 7. U will easily do.
If yr processor is 64 bit. bcoz xp is 32 bit & 7 is both 32/64 bit.

This topic has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.
Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.