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I plan to dualboot 32 and 64 till 64bit has everything I want(programs games ect.)
1.Any tools/software for dualbooting or will windows installer auto fix it?

2.I want to add another 4gb of ram but I want to make sure that 64bit is stable ect before buying. Opinions?
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Any reason to dualboot?

Been using 64bit with no problems since Vista.
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Any reason to dualboot?

Been using 64bit with no problems since Vista.
I`m going to run my programs on 64bit but if some of them don't work then I`l use them on 32bit like maya or vmware

And If the changover to 64 goes smoothly I`l scrap the 32bit install afterwards
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There is absolutely no reason to dual boot. It is very unlikely that you'll have compatibility problems.

Pretty much exactly the same as the above poster said. Never had an issue in all this time.
x64 is becoming more of the norm now, too. As RAM sizes grow.
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Any reason to dualboot?

Been using 64bit with no problems since Vista.
QFT

32 bit programs/games run perfectly fine in a 64 bit OS.
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Also I`m rather busy for the next few months so I`l probably manage to install a few programs occasionally but might need to use them immediately
I`m trying to minimise downtime
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QFT

32 bit programs/games run perfectly fine in a 64 bit OS.
Ooh
But just in case(I`m rather paranoid)
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There is no reasons to dual boot the same OS but different bit versions. A lot of these 32 bit programs will run on a 64 bit system, however just in 32 bit. I've only ever found 1 or 2 freeware programs (whose names elude me right now) that would not run in a 64 bit OS system that were 32 bit.
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I`m going to run my programs on 64bit but if some of them don't work then I`l use them on 32bit like maya or vmware

And If the changover to 64 goes smoothly I`l scrap the 32bit install afterwards
I would not be surprised if Mata actually ran better on 64bit the on 32bit. 3DS Max runs beautifully on 64bit.

There is absolutely no need to dualboot 64/32bit. Format and just install 64bit and thank us later.
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lol ok I`l format and switch to 64
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The only warning I have would be related to MATLAB. There are certain toolkits that ONLY install if you have the 32-bit version. Other than that, been 64-bit for 3 years and haven't run into a single other compatibility issue.
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