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7 Ultimate 32 bi -> Not OK to dual boot 8 Enterprise 64 bit?

  1. #11


    India
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    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Congrats

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  2. #12


    Earth
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    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Glad I could help!
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  3. #13


    Ugh! I don't know how in the world I did it, but I burned the wrong file to a DVD! I downloaded both x86 and x64. I stored them both in separate folders on my hard drive within another folder of which I titled "Program setup files". In it are other program setup files. Of course, in hierarchy they're next to each other. I thought for sure I burned the x64, but I guess I didn't. Should have checked to make sure I burned the correct one after burning the ISO, but I didn't check. So, back to the drawing board as they say.

    I have the correct one burned. Triple checked this time!

    Can I now just go over the 8 x86 installed? Or should I reformat and start over?
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  4. #14


    Earth
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    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    I would personally reformat the drive and start anew, especially since your setup is a relatively new one.
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  5. #15


    India
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    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    If you don't format and go over the x86 installation, when you choose the drive for the x64 installation, the setup will say that you already have a version of windows installed in that drive, if you continue your previous user files will be saved in a folder named "Windows .old".

    If you format and do the installation, the setup won't say that and you wont have the "Windows .old" folder.

    Thats all the difference.

    You can do it any way you prefer.
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  6. #16


    Thanks, guys. I will reformat. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a flic -> I'll be baak!
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  7. #17


    OK. Success! x64 up and running. All good so far. The only complaint I have is that it didn't ask to set up a .Live system account during install at setup. It didn't detect an internet connection for some reason as it did other times until final boot. It got my time zone correct this time whereas before it didn't. Go figure. Minor stuff.

    I will mark thread solved for the 2nd and last time!. Thanks again for all your help. Very much appreciated!
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  8. #18


    India
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    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Congrats
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