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Windows 7: 32 Bit Programing running 64 Bit World


23 Dec 2010   #1

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
32 Bit Programing running 64 Bit World

Before anyone tells me that Windows 7 has the Virtual Machine that can run 32 bit programs I know this. But what I would like to know is running a 32 bit program in a 64 Bit world matter? Case in point, I'm running Office 97 (32 bit) in windows 7 and it seems to run very well. I'm just wondering if I might have problems later one.

Thanks

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23 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, timlab1955, if Office 97 is running well for you on your 64 bit Win 7, you will not have problems later on. You might, however, want to consider upgrading Office eventually.

Pretty much all 32 bit programs run fine in Win 7 x64 and compatibility mode can be a help for those that don't.

If you're really in a pinch, just install Virtual XP (you have Win 7 Professional) and you'll be able to run anything that works in XP that, otherwise, doesn't work in Win 7.
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23 Dec 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

+1 Mikedl
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23 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, Golden. I'm blushing!

Much appreciated, Golden.
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23 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Before anyone tells me that Windows 7 has the Virtual Machine that can run 32 bit programs I know this. But what I would like to know is running a 32 bit program in a 64 Bit world matter? Case in point, I'm running Office 97 (32 bit) in windows 7 and it seems to run very well. I'm just wondering if I might have problems later one.

Thanks
see here

Running 32-bit Applications (Windows)

and here

WOW64 Implementation Details (Windows)

It seems to that if WOW64 develops a problem like a bad .dll file it could create a problem.
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23 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
It seems to that if WOW64 develops a problem like a bad .dll file it could create a problem.
As long as timlab doesn't change his Office 97 installation, Buddahfan, such as installing unsupported add-ons, he should experience no future issues since it is, currently, running just fine for him.

Thanks for pointing that out.
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