Installing 64 bit programs on windows 7 32 bit

I have Win 7 that apparently only has a 32 bit system. I need to install a 64 bit program but get the message that the laptop won't support a 64 bit program. How can I fix this problem?
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  1. Without Windows 7 x64 you can't install a 64bit program. But as long as your laptop will support x64 you can install Windows 7 x64 and your key for Windows 7 x32 will work as long as you get the correct version be it retail or OEM. So if your version of Windows 7 is 32 bit Pro OEM Windows 7 x64 Pro OEM will work with your current key.
  2. ^+1 although if the CPU is 64bit with in hell would it come with a win7 32bit installed?If the CPU is indeed 64bit the laptop company made an awful mistake.
  3. blacknemesist said:
    If the CPU is indeed 64bit the laptop company made an awful mistake.

    Not necessarily, it could be a 64-bit cpu but the rest of the machine might not support 64-bit. I have a Toshiba laptop like that. It originally came with 32-bit Vista installed. I tried an inplace upgrade to 7, which didn't work. I finally managed to clean install 7 but I couldn't install 64-bit, so it's stuck on 32-bit.
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