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Converting windows 7 64 bit to 32 bit

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February 22, 2012 10:22:38 AM

Hello,

I have windows 7 running in 64bit mode. I would like programs running on 32bit sepcifically to be able to run on my computer. What do I need to do?
February 22, 2012 10:41:36 AM

Programs that are generally 32bit will install in 'Program Files x64' if its supported by the OS.
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February 22, 2012 10:44:17 AM

lewza said:
Programs that are generally 32bit will install in 'Program Files x64' if its supported by the OS.


Its actually 'program files x86'

You should be able to run all modern 32 bit programs on 64 bit windows, but you may struggle with older programs/games
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February 22, 2012 10:44:48 AM

The title of this topic has been edited by Area51reopened
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February 22, 2012 10:46:57 AM

*facepalm* thats what I meant! x86 my bad.
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February 22, 2012 12:00:56 PM

If by programs you meant drivers, then there's nothing you can do aside from reinstalling a 32 bit version of Windows (which is a bad idea, don't do it). Basically anything but drivers written for x86 will run just fine on x64. What are you having trouble with, or just anticipating problems in the future?
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February 22, 2012 12:04:13 PM

If its drivers and there not written for Windows 7 64 bit. Try installing Windows Vista 64 bit and see if that works!
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February 22, 2012 12:04:41 PM

If you have an older app you need to run and you have win 7 pro or higher run xp mode it runs 32bit mode, or run a 32bit virtual machine, or get new software.
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