Solved Install 64 bit os on 32 bit hardware? Tags: Hardware Windows 7 Last response: September 4, 2010 3:11 AM in Windows 7 Share eaw2539 September 4, 2010 2:20:31 AM I have a spare Windows 7 64 bit upgrade lying around, but it is 64 bit, and the only machines I have yet to upgrade are 32 bit. Is it possible to install a 64 bit os on 32 bit hardware? More about : install bit bit hardware Best solution sminlal a c 209 $ Windows 7 September 4, 2010 2:46:49 AM If the CPU doesn't support the 64-bit instruction set then you won't be able to install the 64-bit version of Windows. This Wikipedia page describes the 64-bit instruction set architecture and lists the CPU families that support it. Share eaw2539 September 4, 2010 3:10:46 AM Best answer selected by eaw2539. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer eaw2539 September 4, 2010 3:11:13 AM Alright, thanks. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedcan i install a 64 bit program on a 32 bit os and later move the 64 bit program Forum how can i install a 64 bit os on windows 7 32 Forum SolvedWhy would Asus install a 32-bit OS on a 64-bit system? Forum How to install 32 bit Matlab 2009a on 64 bit windows 8.1 OS Forum SolvedNew build for Windows 7: Do i install 32bit OS or 64 bit OS? Forum Microsoft Office Basic 2007 32-bit Install on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. Forum 64 bit OS in a 32 bit hardware Forum 64 bit OS and latest hardware, 32 bit games compatibility ? Forum can i install a windows 8, 32bit in a patitioned disk of a system that comes with windows 8 64bit as it os Forum Can I do a clean install of windows 8 64-bit on a ssd (840 Pro) with OS (win 8 32-bit) already installed? Forum can i install a 64 bit program on a 32 bit os and later move the 64 bit program Forum how do I re install my win 7 64bit which was changed to a 32bit os Forum Install a 32-bit Windows 7 OS to a 64-bit Laptop Forum Install 64-bit HD onto 32-bit Windows XP OS Forum How do i install os 64-bit on my laptop when i have 32-bit on my laptop Forum Can i install 32 bit os on windows7 64 bit os i3 processor Forum CAN I INSTALL NEED FOR SPEED THE RUN 32 BIT GAME ON A 64 BIT OS Forum CAN I INSTALL NEED FOR SPEED THE RUN 32 BIT GAME ON A 64 BIT OS Forum my 32 bit computer says its 64 bit compatible, why cant i instal a 64 bit OS on it. Forum In title: install 64Bit program on 32 bit OS Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !