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Is windows 7 OS 64bit backwards compatible with

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December 3, 2012 10:38:31 PM

Hello, i have windows vista 32 bit home premium, and i want to upgrade to the full version of windows 7 os. Is windows 7 64 bit backward compatible with 32 bit computers or programs? Is there such thing a bit type computer? Or is that just an OS thing?
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December 4, 2012 12:04:32 AM

should work with 32bit programs, but check with the software vendor to be 100% sure.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 4, 2012 1:37:16 AM

As long as the 32-bit programs don't have any legacy 16-bit code in them they'll run just fine.
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December 4, 2012 1:43:34 AM

Deanna@22 said:
Hello, i have windows vista 32 bit home premium, and i want to upgrade to the full version of windows 7 os. Is windows 7 64 bit backward compatible with 32 bit computers or programs? Is there such thing a bit type computer? Or is that just an OS thing?



Your hardware (processor) needs to be a 64-bit processor to support a 64-bit operating system. More than likely your processor does if it is 3-4 years old or newer.
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