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I plan on leaving XP professional on my C drive...then installing Windows 7 professional on my D drive....therefore having a dual boot system...Can I install the Windows 7 as a 64 bit operating system to operate with the 32 bit XP that will remain on C?

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Were you also looking for advice on how to go about doing so? –  Jason D Nov 29 '09 at 23:49

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Yes, if your hardware supports a 64-bit operating system, you should be able to dual-boot to 64 bit Windows 7.

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One OS is not influenced by the other. They can both be installed on the same PC without any problems. –  alex Sep 22 '09 at 14:42
    
I'm currently running the reverse: XP x64 and Server 2008 x86. There a no problems with this configuration at all, except that I don't use XP anymore. –  Stevoni Sep 22 '09 at 15:14

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