Question Can I multi-boot Windows 10 64bit with 32bit Windows?

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Say, even with Windows XP 32bit? I have a couple of programs I need to use from time to time that will not run on 64bit Windows. I have a Windows 10 32bit laptop I use for those exclusively. It would be much much more convenient if could multiboot at least one of my Windows 10 64bit machines, e.g. this laptop. Can I install Windows XP on this laptop after having Windows 10 64bit already installed? Would I have to install Windows XP 1st (not sure it's even possible, honestly, this is a new LG Gram 15.6" that came with Win10 64bit pre-installed).
 

lxskllr

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Dual boot sucks. A virtual machine is much better way handling it. It used to be the install order was old windows-new windows-gnu/linux. Don't know if that's changed. In any case, you could have driver issues running xp on new gear. It's 20 years old now, and hasn't been in primary support since 2009.
 
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Muse

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So, I can install a virtual machine on this and run XP and see how it goes? How do I go about that? It's supported by MS? Is it built into Win10?
 

mxnerd

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Window has buit-in Hyper-V and it's free, but only on Pro and above. You can also use VirtualBox, or VMware player to create VM.

Youtube got a lot of tutorials.
 
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