Most of my programs are 32 bit programs and run very well on windows XP. I was my understanding when i bought my new computer with Windows 7 home that i could set it to run either 32 bit or 64 bit programs. I have now been told that the only way that my new 64 bit Windows 7 computer will run 32 bit programs is if I upgrade it to Windows 7 Professional. Is that true or do I need to start looking for another windows XP machine? I really do not want to buy new software because the current software does everything i want ti to do, and I do not want to have to invest the time needed to learn new software. Thans for your help.
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64-bit Win 7 Home premium can run most 32-bit apps. This is done automatically there is nothing for you to set, just simple install the program and run it. In some programs you may need to use compatibility mode. The only benefit Pro in terms of compatibility is that it adds xp mode which lets you run a virtual copy of XP.