I installed Vista Beta 2 (32bit) on a test system. It has worked well and
I am enjoying using it, learning about the new features, etc.
One feature I especially liked was when the Nvidia video driver
for my Geforce 7600GS apparently stopped responding (hung) and VISTA
RESTARTED THE DRIVER WITHOUT REQUIRING A REBOOT. Now how cool is that?
I also downloaded the X64 Beta 2, just in case. A question on the Vista
general forum got me thinking. Maybe I should check out the X64 version
too. Just to see how well it runs on my test system hardware (Pentium D
805, P945G Express chipset motherboard, 1 GB DDR2 667, etc.)
32bit Vista Beta 2 is installed on a 160 GB SATA2 hard drive which is
partitioned into two equal sized partitions. 32Bit Vista is currently
installed on the first partition. The second partition is formatted, but
If I stick in the Vista Beta 2 X64 DVD and install to the second partition
should that work OK? The X64 install would add a boot loader the same as
if XP was on the first partition? Then I could select either Vista Beta 2
32bit or 64bit at startup.
It seems to me like it should work fine, but maybe I'm missing something.
Any caveats that you're aware of?