Windows 7 - x64 & x32?

This may seem a strange question, but is it possible to dual boot Windows 7 64bit and also a 32bit version of the same OS? I have searched the internet and no-one seems to have posted anything really useful on this issue. To my mind this should be possible, maybe even without the use of EasyBCD.

My scanner and printer do not work with the x64 version, as there are not 64bit drivers, but they appear to work with the 32bit version. I would like to keep the 64bit version for most work, but at certain times would like to sue the full facilities of my printer (ie cd printing) and also have use of my scanner. Both these items of hardware appear to work wiht 32bit versions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your efforts.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Yes. There's no problem, and you probably won't need EasyBCD.

You just need to create two partitions, one for each.