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How to run 32 bit applications on 64 bit windows 8

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January 24, 2013 3:47:50 AM

I have 32 bit programs that I need to use on my 64 bit laptop. I know there is a program you can download to do this but I can't remember where it is, I did download it and tried to load it on my win 7 home and it told me that I needed win 7 or 8 pro, I now have win 8 pro but I have lost the program .Can you help me find it.
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January 24, 2013 3:56:03 AM

You, uhm, install them?

Any 32-bit program will run on a 64 bit OS. That's why you have both a 'program files' and a 'program files x86' folder. The x86 refers to 32 bit programs.
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February 6, 2013 7:12:20 AM

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January 3, 2014 3:42:50 AM

DarkSable said:
You, uhm, install them?

Any 32-bit program will run on a 64 bit OS. That's why you have both a 'program files' and a 'program files x86' folder. The x86 refers to 32 bit programs.


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January 3, 2014 3:46:46 AM

But what could be the procedure. I am installing a programme on my laptop with Windows 8.1 and in the end it detects that my programme can only be run on 32 bit. Then I tried to install the same programme in Programme file (x86). The en result was again the same. So, what should b done?
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March 16, 2014 5:16:33 PM

DarkSable said:
You, uhm, install them?

Any 32-bit program will run on a 64 bit OS. That's why you have both a 'program files' and a 'program files x86' folder. The x86 refers to 32 bit programs.


If this is true I sure wish you'd tell me how to do it on W8.1.... I can not run my printer with it's 32 bit drivers.
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March 16, 2014 5:22:23 PM

Randyj2007 said:
DarkSable said:
You, uhm, install them?

Any 32-bit program will run on a 64 bit OS. That's why you have both a 'program files' and a 'program files x86' folder. The x86 refers to 32 bit programs.


If this is true I sure wish you'd tell me how to do it on W8.1.... I can not run my printer with it's 32 bit drivers.


Drivers are a different beast from applications. They must be 64 bit
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