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I have a Windows 7 64 bit and now i am thinking to install Ubuntu 32 Bit on a separate partition as dual boot.Can i do that? Someone told me that I cannot dual boot a 64 bit and 32 bit OS as it can mess my hard drive. Please tell me is it true or a myth. Thanks in advance

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Thanks everyone – Satvik Jun 7 '12 at 10:29
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yes you can. I have had such configuration for about an year, and ran perfectly fine. Only thing was that I could use only 3 GB RAM out of available 4 GB in a 32 bit installation.

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Max memory for 32 bits is 4 GB.. Why can't you use more than 3?? – amyassin Jan 5 '13 at 18:36

This is a myth. YOU CAN dual boot with the given configuration.

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yes you can, simply install Ubuntu as you would.

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