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Windows 7: 32 bit Windows 7 on a 64 bit machine for server access

22 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
32 bit Windows 7 on a 64 bit machine for server access

Hi Everyone,

I have a 64bit machine currently running Win 7 64bit. Unfortunately, a client I work for has a 32bit server which I cannot access from my 64bit installation.

A few questions here really:

1. If I install a 32bit version of windows 7 on a partitioned part of my HD and dual boot will this mean that my machine runs in 32bit mode allowing me to access the 32bit server?

2. If so, can I then run the 32bit installation through virtualbox (or similar) and get the same result?

3. Is there a more simpler mechanism to solve this issue that I have overlooked?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Gareth


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22 Aug 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gcam032 View Post
Hi Everyone,

I have a 64bit machine currently running Win 7 64bit. Unfortunately, a client I work for has a 32bit server which I cannot access from my 64bit installation.

A few questions here really:

1. If I install a 32bit version of windows 7 on a partitioned part of my HD and dual boot will this mean that my machine runs in 32bit mode allowing me to access the 32bit server?

2. If so, can I then run the 32bit installation through virtualbox (or similar) and get the same result?

3. Is there a more simpler mechanism to solve this issue that I have overlooked?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Gareth
There should be absolutely no problem accessing 32bit. How are you accessing it?
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22 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I believe the issue is around installing 32bit ODBC drivers on a 64bit machine...

It's actually not my machine so I've asked my colleague for more information and will post more details once I understand the issue a bit better.

Is it possible to run 32bit ODBC drivers on a 64bit installation?
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