How to change 64 bit to 32 bit windows 7

how to run 32 bit software on 64 bit windows? or else can i change 64 bit to 32 bit?
Thanks
Habte W.mariam
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  1. Which software specifically are you trying to run, most 32bit software will automatically work fine on a 64bit OS.
    If it does not then good chance you will need to run it in a virtual machine or download a 64bit version.

    As for changing to 32bit windows from 64bit, you would have to wipe your system and reinstall windows (32bit). This would limit you to 3gb ram maximum, even if you have more it will not be used. So I wouldn't recommend it these days.
  2. Yes indeed, what program are you having trouble with ? Don't "dumb" down your system because you're having trouble with 1 or 2 programs. There are solutions.
  3. it should work on a 64 bit system.

    Also, the only way to move from 64 bit to 32 bit is to buy the 32 bit version of windows and reinstall,, not ideal
  4. @ Monkeysweat
    Actually you dont have to buy a 32bit version of windows at all.
    Microsoft very nicely left the whole thing wide open, so as long as you use a valid License code it will work for both 32 and 64 bit versions. Also if he bought the retail version of win 7 it comes with both 32 and 64bit disks in the pack.
  5. habte2001 said:
    how to run 32 bit software on 64 bit windows? or else can i change 64 bit to 32 bit?
    Thanks
    Habte W.mariam
    wmhabesha@yahoo.com



    MS doesn't separate OEM from Retail discs anymore starting with Vista. Any valid key will work to activate.


    Yes, there is some more info on switch 32bit>64bit But it must be clean install

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/25969-63-using-install-instead
  6. ^^learn something new everyday, but still a clean install required and not really best way to fix the issue
  7. How much RAM do you have installed?
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