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Why isnt windows vista 64 bit backwards compatible

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October 31, 2011 8:23:58 PM

Hello,
i have windows vista 64 bit system i pulled out my older children's fav. games for my 2 year old to enjoy. however-i get error mgs. saying i cannot run 32 bit. how can i get around this?
October 31, 2011 9:04:22 PM

mctccastle said:
Hello,
i have windows vista 64 bit system i pulled out my older children's fav. games for my 2 year old to enjoy. however-i get error mgs. saying i cannot run 32 bit. how can i get around this?



This may help you.

http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/1082451.htm
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November 4, 2011 3:27:36 PM

You may never get them to run, lots of older programs can't run on a 64 bit OS. The only fix would be to re-isntall Windows and use the 32 bit version. Or get a second computer for that. Older kids games will run on just about any old computer.
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