Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

32 bit progam to 64 bit computer

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
June 13, 2010 3:42:31 PM

Just purchased new laptop computer with windows 7 home. Have a GPS program that does not support 64 bit. I was told that we could install W7 Pro/Ultimate and run in XP mode. Does this change the "bit" setting so that we can run this program?

The GPS program is Co-Pilot 11. Spoke wiith ALK industries and they said their program does not support 64 bit. Please help and advise thanks
a b $ Windows 7
June 13, 2010 6:05:59 PM

Have you tried installing it? Both WinXPx64 and Win7x64 can run 32-bit programs natively using the built-in Windows On Windows (wow). The 32-bit programs install to the Programx86 folder.
m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
June 13, 2010 10:21:00 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Try to install the program, the 32 bits programs can run without problems in x64 OS. The thing that u can't do is run a x64 applications in a 32 bits OS.

Try that and let us know how this goes.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b $ Windows 7
June 14, 2010 12:42:42 AM

^+1. Most 32 bit programs will run on Win 7 x64 fine, however some programs do not install correctly. I recommend you try installing the program first and see if it works. If not, you may need to downgrade to Win 7 32 bit or XP. Considering that program was released ~2007-2008 chances are it will run on Win 7 x64.
m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
June 14, 2010 2:20:55 AM

To answer your first question, XP Mode is a 32-bit version of Windows XP despite being installed on Windows 7 64-bit.

If you are unable to run the program correctly under Windows 7 64-bit, yes, you could attempt to install it under XP Mode / Virtual PC.

To learn more about XP Mode / Virtual PC, please see the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.as...

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
m
0
l
!