How to change 64 bit os 7 0 to 32 bit?

how can I use Windows 7, 32bit, as opposed to 64 bit I have installed, I have expensive older software, that is only 32 bit, and cannot install it
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  1. You can usually run 32 bit software in Compatibility Mode.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/316-compatibility-mode.html
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    As to changing, if you have a retail copy of Windows 7 - 64 bit, you also have Windows 7 32 bit. If you have an OEM copy, then you SoL .... you'll need to buy the 32 bit version.
  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    You can usually run 32 bit software in Compatibility Mode.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/316-compatibility-mode.html
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    As to changing, if you have a retail copy of Windows 7 - 64 bit, you also have Windows 7 32 bit. If you have an OEM copy, then you SoL .... you'll need to buy the 32 bit version.



    sounds easy enough, however I cannot even install my software.......nevermind running it in compatibilty mode, so....as I read this, what I am to understand is.......I need a clean install of Win 7....at 32 bit, yes?
  3. could you tell us what piece of software you are trying to install ?
  4. did you try to install it in compatibility mode?
  5. Anonymous said:
    did you try to install it in compatibility mode?



    No, I sure didn't......right click the executable, and change?
  6. teaser said:
    could you tell us what piece of software you are trying to install ?


    Acad 08, drafting and design software
  7. Dbrig said:
    No, I sure didn't......right click the executable, and change?

    i believe so. sorry been a long time since i messed with it. the instructions on the win7 forum are most likely a good guide.
  8. Thanks a lot, I'll try that next
  9. teaser said:
    could you tell us what piece of software you are trying to install ?

    windows 8 32 bit
  10. yasser72 said:
    windows 8 32 bit


    Thread de-rail attempt! Bad Op! :non:

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