Dual-boot x86 and x64 Windows

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How to properly install a system to dual boot to x86 and x64 Windows

Can you configure a machine to dual-boot x86 or x64 Windows? Sure, if you use suitable hardware (like AMD64) and install the platforms properly. Specifically, you should do the following:

1. Create three partitions: a small one for the boot files, and one each for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows (you don’t need the separate boot partition but it’s the best way to go).

2. Install 32-bit Windows first into its own partition, then install 64-bit Windows into its own partition.

Now you’ve got a useful test machine that dual-boots into x86 or x64 Windows, which is great for application testing. ')}

Article written by MyComputerAid.com



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