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Running 32bit programs or earlier on 64 bit win 7

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August 23, 2011 8:33:28 PM

Hello,I just bought a Acer with win 7 64bit on it . I can't install some of my games that I had on my win xp computer . I have tried all the compatibility modes to no avail . I have read all your letters about 32bit compatibility , but non work . Can I install win xp on a partitioned with win 7 ?
Thanks , Bill

August 23, 2011 8:40:29 PM

Which version of Windows 7 64 bit do you have?
a b $ Windows 7
August 23, 2011 8:51:51 PM

bjaffrey: yes, you should be able to install XP on a partition but I would do a separate partition from windows 7. Some of the old games are not able to run or install on Windows 7 no matter what.
August 23, 2011 9:22:43 PM

I've been told that some games will run on W7-64 but they use old 16bit install programs that don't run. You may have to do searches on the exact game titles to find help.

If you have Win7 Pro then you can download and install a virtual XP from Microsoft that will install and run under Win7. We do this with some of the computers in our office.

As a last resort you could install XP on a separate partition and then just dual boot to whichever OS you want when you turn the computer on.