Win 7 Upgrade - Lost Ability To Toggle Back To Xp

On a new disk, i installed my windows xp, i then started to install windows 7 home premium 32 bit. There was not enough room on the partition of the disk, so after resizing i tried to install windows 7 home premium 64 bit, which was successful, however, i lost the ability to toggle back to xp. I would now like to know that if i upgrade to windows 7 ultimate or professional, will i be able to use xp software without the need to purchase another edition of it. Alternatively, if i decide to uninstall windows 7 or reformat the hard drive to reinstall xp, is it easy to get my activation codes back again.

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