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Running 32 bit cad programs on 64 bit machines

Last response: in Windows Vista
March 11, 2012 1:50:01 AM

is it possible to run solidworks 2005 on 64 bit vista home premium
March 11, 2012 5:25:41 AM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

Probably but only in Compatibility Mode to emulate an earlier verison of Windows. You won't find out without installing so do that and right click it and go to Properties then to Compatibility, select XP and see what happens.

March 12, 2012 3:44:35 PM

Almost certainly. Windows x64 will automatically convert a 32-bit application to 64-bit at runtime, so almost all 32-bit software will run without problems.