Can I dual boot 32bit and 64bit Windows 7, and if I can how?

Since W7 only recognizes 3GB of RAM(?????) can I install 32bit and 64bit on the same computer(different HD's) since
both discs are included. W7 won't allow me to since it doesn't give me a destination option?

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Last updated February 3, 2019 Views 92,423 Applies to:
Yes you can. Just make sure you have appropriate partitions for both operating systems installed. You can install either before or after, doesn't matter. Windows 7 64 bit setup cannot be started from within Windows 7 32 bit, so if you install that first, you will need to boot from your Windows 7 64 bit disk, click Custom Install during the install options and select the prepared hard disk or partition and Windows 7 will take care of the rest. Once installation is complete, you will have the option when your computer to select either version to boot into. Please note, you can only have 1 activated license, if you need to use both, you will need have both licensed separately, cannot use the same key. However, you can evaluate both for 30 days until decide which one is appropriate for your needs.
Andre Da Costa
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT

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