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

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January 7, 2010 3:08:09 AM

See thread title. Thanks.
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January 7, 2010 3:18:35 AM

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January 7, 2010 3:40:20 AM

yes.
unless they have a 16-bit installer.
Almost all modern programs can run perfectly fine on an x64 operating system
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January 7, 2010 3:53:48 PM

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
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January 7, 2010 5:46:15 PM

Ok I'll get the 64-bit version then.
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January 7, 2010 7:49:35 PM

good choice
it can recognize allot more RAM than x32
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January 8, 2010 12:17:47 AM

Say that the RAM is the same number, is there a performance difference between 32-bit and 64-bit?
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January 8, 2010 3:58:29 AM

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
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February 25, 2010 12:21:23 AM

Why does Focus Magic, yes I know its a 32-bit app, not install and run on Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium?
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February 25, 2010 3:51:09 AM

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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