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Installing 32bit when running 64bit

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February 21, 2013 3:11:09 PM

How do I get my comp to run 32bit as well as 64bit.
Some programs are not 64bit compatible.
a b $ Windows 7
February 21, 2013 3:17:20 PM

32-bit programs should run fine on 64-bit systems, but I believe some programs check the Windows version and if they don't recognize it, they have problems or fail to run. If you right-mouse click on a shortcut for one of these 32-bit programs that have problems, you can click Properties, then on the Compatibility tab at the top of the Properties window. There you can tell it to "Run this program in compatibility mode" and select the version of Windows from the drop-down box. Usually picking a version of Windows XP does the trick.
a b $ Windows 7
February 21, 2013 3:20:54 PM

... Unless you're running x16 bit programs, then they're going to be compatible.

The issue you're having most likely isn't from having a x64 bit OS, but rather from an old piece of x32 bit software... that doesn't play nicely with windows 7. Is the software confirmed to run correctly in x32 bit? Have you tried running it in compatibility mode?
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February 21, 2013 3:21:45 PM

What I meant was do I also have to instal 32bit??.
February 21, 2013 3:23:07 PM

I am trying to download the Sony phone companion, and when the download is almost complete, it stops and asks for a retry, which does not work.
a b $ Windows 7
February 21, 2013 3:28:54 PM

bigal4u said:
What I meant was do I also have to instal 32bit??.

No.
If you look at C: / Your going to see Program files and Program files (x86).
The "program files" is your 32 bit programs. The "program files (x86)" are your 64 bit programs.
The sony phone companion should be able to run on a 64 bit OS as im sure all current phone apps are compatible. What specific error message are you getting?
a b $ Windows 7
February 21, 2013 3:29:01 PM

bigal4u said:
What I meant was do I also have to instal 32bit??.

No.
If you look at C: / Your going to see Program files and Program files (x86).
The "program files" is your 32 bit programs. The "program files (x86)" are your 64 bit programs.
The sony phone companion should be able to run on a 64 bit OS as im sure all current phone apps are compatible. What specific error message are you getting?
February 21, 2013 3:37:53 PM

unoriginal1 said:
No.
If you look at C: / Your going to see Program files and Program files (x86).
The "program files" is your 32 bit programs. The "program files (x86)" are your 64 bit programs.
The sony phone companion should be able to run on a 64 bit OS as im sure all current phone apps are compatible. What specific error message are you getting?


I am getting Sony PC Companion_2.10.136_web.exe couldnt be downloaded
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