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Paper Tape
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to 32 bit

I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit version on my Lenovo y560 laptop with two drives "C"(420 GB) and "D"(30 GB).

There is a recovery option that comes along with the laptop to recover windows 7 64 bit version if anything gets corrupted in the OS. I want to install Windows 7 32 bit version but I have the below questions

 

1. If I go with fresh installation of windows 7 32 bit by removing windows 7 64 bit version, will recovery of windows 7 64 bit version work as usual and can I recover to windows 7 64 bit once I am done with windows 7 32 bit.

 

2. If I go with dual boot what will happen to recovery, will recovery contain windows 7 64 bit.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

P.S. Not worried about any data.

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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to 32 bit

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Hello and welcome,

 

First, use the recovery program to burn a set of recovery media.  Then it won't matter what happens to the recovery partition.

 

There's a fair likelyhood that any install - dual boot, overwriting C:, anything that touches the MBR or (unintentionally) the recovery partition will make it unusable, even if it is still on your drive.

 

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Paper Tape
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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to 32 bit

Thanks for the info.

 

Could you please let me know how to  use the recovery program to burn a set of recovery media.

 

Also, for the dual boot can I install 32 bit on the same drive without partitioning.

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Re: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to 32 bit

Here's a KB article that covers using OKR to create recovery media: How to create "Factory Default Recovery Disc" with OneKey Recovery

 

I've always used separate partitions for multi-boot setups.  Here's something I Googled up that might apply.  It's written about WIn 7 and 8, but might work for 7 & 7.  I haven't tried it. How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and 8 Without Re-Partitioning (Using VHD)

 

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