How to change 64 bit to 32 bit in windows7

Hello,
I have a Samsung R540 64 bit laptop. Is it possible to change it to 32 bit?
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  1. tonynicho said:
    Hello,
    I have a Samsung R540 64 bit laptop. Is it possible to change it to 32 bit?

    Install 32bit OS.
  2. If you bought the laptop pre-loaded w/ the OS, it's an OEM version which gives you two options:

    1. Ask the vendor / manufacturer to switch it for you.
    2. Buy a 32 bit version, though I can't imagine why one would do such a thing. 64 bit does have "compatibility mode"

    http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-7/run-old-programs-in-64-bit-windows-7-with-compatibility-mode-options/

    If it was a retail version of the OS, the DVD would contain both versions.
  3. Also, you can't migrate from 64 bit to 32 bit or vice-versa. It has to be a clean install.
  4. What need do you have for 32-bit? Do you have programs that don't run? hardware that doesn't have 64-bit drivers, etc?
  5. po1nted said:
    What need do you have for 32-bit? Do you have programs that don't run? hardware that doesn't have 64-bit drivers, etc?


    Hi,

    I tried installing VB6, its not installing in Windows 7 64 bit, also C, C++, everything gives a message as "The version of the file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an X86(32 bit) or X64(64 bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."
    But for C & C++ I've installed DosBox, it works.
    Can we go for a dual boot system?
  6. I'd run a VM before dual booting. You can get a copy of virtualbox for free. If you already have an XP licensce, install XP in virtualbox.

    https://www.virtualbox.org/

    Other than that, did you try using runas admin when installing or try to set the compatibility? Never mind, it looks as if you need VB8 or higher for windows 7.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?l=en-us&type=Software&s=visual%20basic&os=32-bit
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