Re: Can you run x64 Edition on a hard disk partition?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by simonmpoulton, May 9, 2005.

  1. 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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    > go
    > 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,
    >> and
    >> then install XP x64 to the other one. The XP Installer will
    >> automattically
    >> setup the Windows bootloader to give you a choice between 32-bit and
    >> 64-bit
    >> Windows.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ryan Hoffman
    >> Extended64.com - http://www.extended64.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "Teabag" <> wrote in message
    >> news:D...
    >> > 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.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    simonmpoulton, May 9, 2005
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