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Windows 7: I think i want to go from 64bit to 32bit...

28 Dec 2010   #1

Windows Proffesional x64
 
 
I think i want to go from 64bit to 32bit...

Hello!

I'm thinking of going to 32bit since my music softwares don't work so good (and most of them don't even support 64bit) in a 64bit enviroment.

is there an easy way when i already have alot installed (32bit applications mostly) to "downgrade" to 32bit?

thank you

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28 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nothing short of a re-install. Sorry.
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28 Dec 2010   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What music software are you using?
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28 Dec 2010   #4

Windows Proffesional x64
 
 

Okay thank you. Guess i'll have to stick to 64bit then, or re-install everything?

pasquanel: I'm mostly using Pro Tools LE 8 (Soon PT 9!), Reason 5 and alot of different plug-ins my favourites are the ones from native instruments, to bad most of them works like crap on my machine...
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28 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Are you sure they will work on Win 7 32 bit? Have you tried running them in XP Compatibility mode?
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28 Dec 2010   #6

Windows Proffesional x64
 
 

I accidently installed 32bit when i first got this computer... (i thought 86x was 64 bit, because it's higher then 64x haha lol) and managed to install some of the software before i realized it was 32bit. and most stuff worked alot better in 32bit!
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28 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try running a virtual machine with a 64-bit OS. If you have another Windows license, you should use that. Otherwise, you can use a Linux distro (I suggest Ubuntu) and install Wine. If you need free virtualization, use Oracle VirtualBox.
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28 Dec 2010   #8

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
32 bit

I had the same problem with flash players, Adobe, certain music programs. I found that if you install Firefox, you can run them on that browser. Problem solved.
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28 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I dunno, Alder. FF x64 still won't run Silverlight or the Adobe PDF plug-in, among others. Any plugin for FF x64, or any x64 browser for that matter, has to be compiled for an x64 system. There is Flash ActiveX control available for IE9 64 bit, as well.

FF x64 certainly won't help running the music programs the OP is desiring to run.

BTW, Alder, welcome to the Seven Forums!
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28 Dec 2010   #10

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I hear good things about Reaper instead of ProTools, but I don't know how well it does on 64-bit either. But Reaper is supposed to be a LOT better than in earlier versions.

The 30 day evaluation copy is free:

http://www.reaper.fm/

You could try the virtual machine thing, but in my limited experience it was a letdown regarding response time and graphics.
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