Re: Can you run x64 Edition on a hard disk partition?
Partition Magic should work fine only problem is that the bootloader does
not display which one is X64 and you have to modify C:\boot.ini to make it
display that correctly
"Teabag" <Teabag@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I'm not too confident with hard drive partitioning. I've also heard that
> programmes like Partition-Magic do not work well with XP, so how should I
> about partitioning the drive? Could you recommend a suitable application?
> Many thanks.
> "Ryan Hoffman [Extended64.com]" wrote:
>> Yup, it's called dual booting. Just install 32-bit XP to one partition,
>> then install XP x64 to the other one. The XP Installer will
>> setup the Windows bootloader to give you a choice between 32-bit and
>> Ryan Hoffman
>> Extended64.com - http://www.extended64.com
>> "Teabag" <Teabag@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > I'd like to install Windows XP Professional x64 Edition on my PC, but
>> > would
>> > also like to retain the 32-bit version as the main OS. I was wondering
>> > whether it's possible to partition the hard drive and run both - using
>> > the
>> > 32-bit version on a daily basis and 'experimenting' with the 64-bit
>> > version,
>> > until I'm confident enough to make the switch completely.
>> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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