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dual boot 32bit vista & 64bit vista?

dual boot 32bit vista & 64bit vista?

Is it possible to dual boot a 32bit vista and 64bit vista? I'm running Home Premium and I do have a 64bit Ultimate version, I just don't want to risk the reinstall and not get all my drivers working. So I wondered if I can try the install in dual boot mode?

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Guest [Entry]

"Yes of course, you will need a separate hard drive or partition on which to install the second version.

During the installation of the second version of vista Windows will wipe your MBR only allowing you to boot into that second version of windows. To get around this install GRUB as the bootloader (guide here) after installing the second version and you then you should be fine."
Guest [Entry]

"Yes, this is fine and it should work without problems - however, you should (I think need to) use a different partition or you start to get problems as the User, Program Files and Windows Folders will have inconsistencies.

However, I highly recommend you take an image of your hard drive, or use Windows Backup to do this, then do a fresh install. If the worst comes to the worst, you can restore from that image."