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Can 64-bit Windows 7 run 32-bit programs?

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    yes.
    unless they have a 16-bit installer.
    Almost all modern programs can run perfectly fine on an x64 operating system
  3. I know this has been answered, but Yes - it uses Windows on Windows and as stated, as long as it isn't a 16-bit installer, you should be good to go.

    I've never had an issue running various 32 bit apps inside of my 64 bit environments
  4. Ok I'll get the 64-bit version then.
  5. good choice
    it can recognize allot more RAM than x32
  6. Say that the RAM is the same number, is there a performance difference between 32-bit and 64-bit?
  7. there can be
    on some very intensive programs... that are written specifically for x64 (the latest photoshop is an example) there are improvements w/ x64 over x32
    but you need 64-bit drivers and hardware.

    64-bit OS also has better security than 32-bit
  8. Why does Focus Magic, yes I know its a 32-bit app, not install and run on Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium?
  9. its installer may be 16-bit
    or... some programs are just written 'poorly' (for a lack of a better term) and just can't run on that architecture.
    I know people have issues installing the Focus Magic Photoshop CS4 plugin on x64 machines
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