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How to change from a 64bit to 32bit in window 7

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July 15, 2011 1:31:34 PM

I have a vaio s series preinstalled window 7 , but it is 64bit, but I need to continue to receive documents send from my other older version of window 98 version from my other office. so can you kindly give me some tip as to how do I change my windown 7 to 32 bit. thanks from alan
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July 15, 2011 1:39:48 PM

You will need the 32bit windows 7 disc to do the clean install,this is the only way to go to 32 bit OS

To install Windows 7 using the Custom option and formatting the hard disk

To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.

Restart your computer.

Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.

If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).

Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.

When you've finished formatting, click Next.

Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.

Welcome to the Forum Alan ! :hello: 
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a c 411 $ Windows 7
July 15, 2011 1:43:53 PM

If you need any further help the Forum members of Tom's Hardware will be glad to assist you! :D 
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July 15, 2011 7:54:09 PM

Alan Tan said:
I have a vaio s series preinstalled window 7 , but it is 64bit, but I need to continue to receive documents send from my other older version of window 98 version from my other office. so can you kindly give me some tip as to how do I change my windown 7 to 32 bit. thanks from alan

Alan

The OS version doesn't control what documents can be opened. So, some questions.

1) What software, and what version, did you use to create the document in Win98?
2) What type of document is it (what's the file extension)?
3) What software, and what version, are you using in Win7 64-bit to open it?

If the software versions on the two systems are compatible, the fact that one is running on 98 and the other on Win7 64-bit should be irrelevant. For example, I can use Microsoft Word on my Win7 64-bit system to open Word documents that I created decades ago.

I'll be looking for more info
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a b $ Windows 7
July 15, 2011 8:10:04 PM

Your office needs a serious upgrade. Ask your boss why your still using a 14yr old operating system.
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