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February 3, 2013 5:24:49 PM

I have a brand new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit pre-installed on it. Some of the programs that I paid big money for that I ran on Windows XP service pack 3 32bit won't install. Is there are way around this problem?
a c 248 D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
February 3, 2013 5:26:19 PM

Which programs ?
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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
February 3, 2013 5:28:01 PM

its more likely to be a win7 vs xp issue. try right click on install and run in compatibility mode for xp sp3

but some details would be handy.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 3, 2013 5:30:06 PM

worst case scenario, you can run windowsXP in a vm
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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
February 3, 2013 5:30:13 PM

Don't forget to right click and run as admin.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 3, 2013 5:30:55 PM

32bit programs will run on 64 bit operating system. If they don't, it's likely an operating system incompatibility or something else. You can run programs in compatibility mode, but I rarely ever see that actually work.
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February 3, 2013 5:35:01 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Which programs ?

Easy Chef
Dragon Naturally Speaking
Nero Essentials 7
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a b $ Windows 7
February 3, 2013 5:37:44 PM

frustrated7user said:
Easy Chef
Dragon Naturally Speaking
Nero Essentials 7


All of those programs should be able to run inside of Windows 7 64-bit.

I run Dragon Naturally Speaking and Nero 12 and don't have a problem. If they are legitimate copies you should be able to get the latest updates from either Nuance (Dragon Naturally Speaking) or Nero (Nero Essentials 7) that will make them compatible with 7.

It sounds like its an issue with the software titles needing to be updated to match the new OS.
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February 3, 2013 5:40:53 PM

have you checked their respective websites for updates? what happens when you try to run them, what does it do? a little help would be useful?
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February 3, 2013 5:42:51 PM

I tried to install them and it said this program can not be installed on a 64bit system
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a b $ Windows 7
February 3, 2013 5:43:15 PM

13thmonkey said:
have you checked their respective websites for updates? what happens when you try to run them, what does it do? a little help would be useful?


I was looking into it a bit for the OP a moment ago and Nero and Nuance both provide updates to their software to the latest versions as long as they are legitimate installations. That's going to be the key factor.
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February 3, 2013 5:49:18 PM

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have you checked their respective websites for updates? what happens when you try to run them, what does it do? a little help would be useful?[/quotemsg

While attempting to install Dragon Naturally Speaking 9, I get a box that pops up saying exatly: "Dragon Naturallyspeaking 9 is not supported on 64bit operating system and cannot be installed"
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February 3, 2013 5:57:04 PM

frustrated7user said:
276886,9,58018 said:
have you checked their respective websites for updates? what happens when you try to run them, what does it do? a little help would be useful?[/quotemsg

While attempting to install Dragon Naturally Speaking 9, I get a box that pops up saying exatly: "Dragon Naturallyspeaking 9 is not supported on 64bit operating system and cannot be installed"
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Dragon is currently on version 12. Have you tried right-clicking the installer, and going to Compatibility Mode through Properties and setting it as Windows XP SP3 and checking Run As Administrator like others have mentioned?
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