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Using 32-bit license on 64-bit install?

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August 5, 2011 8:30:21 PM

I have a 32 bit program that I would like to use on my 64 bit system. Windows 7 pro OS.
August 5, 2011 8:42:37 PM

rich3117 said:
I have a 32 bit program that I would like to use on my 64 bit system. Windows 7 pro OS.


Depends on the program, but in general you should be fine.

If the vendor offers a 64-bit version of their program, but with a separate license (and you don't want to pay again), you can just install the 32-bit binaries of the program (with your existing license) and Windows x64 will be happy to run them.
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August 5, 2011 8:44:13 PM

If you are currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 32-bit version of Windows. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 64-bit version of Windows.

To install a 64-bit version of Windows on a computer running a 32-bit version of Windows, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using a 64-bit Windows installation disc.

If you start your computer using a 64-bit Windows installation disc, but your computer isn't capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows, you'll see a Windows Boot Manager error. You'll need to use a 32-bit Windows installation disc instead.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/32-bit...
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August 5, 2011 8:47:54 PM

I don't think he is talking about a windows installation.I think it's about a software install! :hello: 
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August 5, 2011 8:52:17 PM

Generally, the problem would be if you tried to run a 64-bit program on a 32-bit pc, the contrary is now possible as Win 7 have a program folder x64 and another one x32 , so to solve any compatibility issues .
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