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Windows 7: 32-bit drivers for 64-bit Windows

01 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7
32-bit drivers for 64-bit Windows


My laptop computer has a 64-bit processor, but I've always used Windows 7 32-bit on it, because that was what I had here. Now I have the oportunity to install Windows 7 64-bit, but I think there's a little problem.

The brand of my laptop is Positivo (a famous brand here in Brazil, my country). On their website, I can download all drivers I need, but they are all for 32-bit Windows version. Only two or three are for both 32 and 64-bit version.

So, my question is... Can I use 32-bit drivers on Windows 64-bit? Or do I really need to go after these 64-bit drivers somewhere else, instead of their website?


Instead of downloading drivers from Positivo's website, would it be the same if I downloaded them from the website of the mainboard (Clevo)? It's weird, because they don't seem to have 64-bit versions either. Where should I go?

Thanks for your attention.


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01 Jan 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Unfortunately, no.. you can't use 32bit drivers on a 64bit OS ..
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01 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7

OK, Tews. Thanks, bro.
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01 Jan 2011   #4

ultimate 64 sp1

it's better to stick to 32bit for your machine if you can't find 64bit drivers.

i don't know how much ram you have, but the real benefit of 64bit comes when you have 4 gigs or more...
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