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Windows 7: Operating 32bit programs on windows 7 64bit system

15 Feb 2011   #1
AZ Roadrunner

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Operating 32bit programs on windows 7 64bit system

I went from windows XP to Windows 7 and have several program disc that I was using with Windows XP that I would like to install and use on my Windows 7. When I try to install them a small splash screen appears that says I am using a 64 bit system and this program will run on this computer.
When I use "Run Older Programs on This computer option I enter windows XP as my old OS and it does not work do. How can I overcome this problem?
AZ Roadrunner

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15 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Run it as vista instead it will probably work....or don't select anything at all and let it install as is and see what happens, just because the programs ran on you xp doesn't necessarily mean you have to set them up the same way for use with windows 7 only in special circumstances....
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15 Feb 2011   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hiya pal and welcome to the forums

Have you had a looky here Compatibility Mode
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15 Feb 2011   #4
AZ Roadrunner

windows 7

Thanks Guys, I will take all the advise and run with it. The solution has to be in some of it.
AZ Roadrunner
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15 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

What programs are you having problems with? Sometimes you need an update from the manufacturer's website.
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15 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Sometimes Compatibility Just isnt Compatible

What you should do is download VMware Player,

And grab your xp disk and create a Virtual Xp Machine, it will work with most programs. Not games mind you.
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