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Can I run Windows 7 64-bit and Windows Xp 32-bit on same computer?

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Different bits because this one stupid freaking game I have only works on 32-bit operating systems. This is getting me real mad, and they never released a patch so it works for 64-bit pcs.
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Yes you can. Just dual boot.
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Yes you can. You can partition the drive into two and have a different os on each partition or alternatively install two hard drives and have a different installation on each.

I use the second option on my main rig, but on my laptop i have a partition with windows seven and one for xp.

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post #4 of 10
Have you tried compatibility mode? Have you thought about installing Windows 7 32-bit? But yes, to your question.
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There's a game that only works on 32-bit? That's news to me. WoW64 should be able to handle that without an issue...
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post #6 of 10
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There's a game that only works on 32-bit? That's news to me. WoW64 should be able to handle that without an issue...
Yep, there are. The only games that I have run across are the Zoo Tycoon 2 series. But I am sure that there are more.
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Originally Posted by cloudbyday View Post
Yep, there are. The only games that I have run across are the Zoo Tycoon 2 series. But I am sure that there are more.
I actually have that game installed on 2 PCs with Windows 7 64 bit.
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post #8 of 10
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There's a game that only works on 32-bit? That's news to me. WoW64 should be able to handle that without an issue...
Stubbs the zombie won't work on 64-bit, try it.
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Originally Posted by whitt_flunky View Post
I actually have that game installed on 2 PCs with Windows 7 64 bit.
Wierd, cause everytime I try to install it a dialogue box shows up saying that 64 bit is not compatible. I think I got Zoo Tycoon 2 installed, but I can't install the expansion packs for some odd reason.
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Couldn't get it to work on windows 32 bit either... Wow, this game has major issues. It must not like my new graphics card or something.
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