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Have Windows XP Pro, want to Dual Boot with Windows 7


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Raydee32

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Ok here is what I have and what I am looking to do. I have XP Pro installed on a 80gb hard drive and I have a separate 500gb Hard drive that is partitioned into 4 other drives. One of those partitions doesn't have a single file on it. I went out and bought the Windows 7 UPGRADE CD yesterday and wanted to see if I can install it on the free partition that I have on the larger hard drive? I tried to boot from the 7 CD but once it loads the setup files it stops. Is that even possible?
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You can't upgrade from Windows XP to 7, and you can't perform standalone Win 7 installation with upgrade DVD. You need full version.
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On a very similar theme. I have windows 7 Pro installed (64 bit). Can I instal win XP on the same drive or is there going to be a problem with 64 and 32 bit op systems? Reason I wish to do this, I also have windows xp office which 'plays up' when I put it on windows 7.

Thanks - George
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