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Configuring to dual boot Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and Windows 8 Pro 64 bit operating systems

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I'm in the processing of changing my current PC by upgrading to Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit) but would like to configure it to dual boot into Windows 7 Pro (32 bit).

Is there any reason why dual booting 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems won't work - and if not are there any links out there which outline the process to configure the system as described above ?

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Is there any reason why dual booting 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems won't work
Provided your hardware can support 64 bit systems you will have no problems.

I've done my self. You need two partitions and during boot up you choose win7 or win 8
I'll have a look for a good tutorial for you.
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This is the excellent tutorial I used....
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2344-dual-boot-installation-windows-8-windows-7-vista.html
(I had win 7-32 installed and I added win8-64)

Note1 : If you are installing MS Office on windows 8-64, the 32 bit version is recommended.

Note2: Any memory over 4 gigs won't be available to the Windows 7 32bit system

If you haven't got partitioning software, pick one of these ...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-partition-management-software.htm

Although it's not the most popular, Minitool worked well for me.
I loved the graphical slider for dividing up the disk.
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