Hi, Salesperson told me I can choose the OS to be 32 bit during the initial installation of my laptop BUT I went through the install slowly and was never given the option. It is a Sony VAIO E series. I have a usbpre 1.5 that won't run on a 64 bit system. Can anyone help? Is it possible to use 32 bit on this computer?
How much RAm do u have? x32bit can address only up to 4GB of RAM!
Hi,I have 4GB RAM but that's not the issue. I have an external audio device that won't run on a 64 bit OS. The salesperson assured me I could choose to install the 32 bit OS during the initial setup BUT it did not give me that option (I went through the setup very slowly to ensure I could make the choice).
It is OEM version for sure. And the license is in that case EITHER 32bit OR 64bit. So basically the salesperson lied to you, probably not intentionally though, the Windows licensing schemes are intentionally full of traps to make you need to upgrade or buy new OS version frequently.
"Applications running in Windows XP Mode do not have compatibility issues, as they are actually running inside a Windows XP virtual machine and redirected using RDP to the Windows 7 host. For 64-bit editions of Windows 7, XP Mode may be used to run 16-bit applications; it includes NTVDM."
And you need at least professional version for the XP mode. Back to shop it is as usual...