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I tried to dualboot win7 64b with win8 64b but got could not find cd/dvd driver, but win8 32b loaded into a partition made on my hard drive, now if I load win8 64b while in win8 32b environment will it load on that partition and still give me dual boot? Any help would be appreciated
 

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So you have installed W8 32bit and want to know if W8 64bit can be installed as dual boot? I cannot see why you can't if both are on seperate partitions.
 

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no I have window7 64 dual boot with win8 32bit, because I cant load win8 64 bit, from either dvd or usb stick error is the same for both 'cant find cd/dvd driver' strange even on bootable usb stick, I was wanting to know if I could load win8 64b from win 8 32b environment, I have tryed and ofcource I get the error message cant run 64b program on this operating system. Help please
 

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no I have window7 64 dual boot with win8 32bit, because I cant load win8 64 bit, from either dvd or usb stick error is the same for both 'cant find cd/dvd driver' strange even on bootable usb stick, I was wanting to know if I could load win8 64b from win 8 32b environment, I have tryed and ofcource I get the error message cant run 64b program on this operating system. Help please
You have already answered your own question.

I find it weird how people are getting this Cd/DVD driver issues. I can't think of a reason why it would work for 32 bit and not 64 bit botting off CD/DVD unless it's a corrupt 64bit iso.
 

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Back in the Win 7 RTM, and Public Beta days this would happen quite often. The problem for most people was to reburn the install disc at a slower speed. It seemed at the time folks would attempt to burn at the fastest speed thus having a coaster instead of an install disc.

When burning my copy of Win 8 64 I burned it at 4X install of 16X, and it worked the first time. So try another burn except at a slower speed. Hope this helps.
 

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When burning my copy of Win 8 64 I burned it at 4X install of 16X, and it worked the first time. So try another burn except at a slower speed. Hope this helps.
Good advice, Lee, thanks. I did the same thing.
One of the best Windows Seven forum posters, Greg, has mentioned this for years regarding burning OS boot DVDs.

Again, thanks for reminding others. :)
 

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