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Windows 7: Windows 7 64-bit compatibility with 32-bit programs

09 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 64-bit compatibility with 32-bit programs

Thanks for any help.
Program was written using Windows XP Pro on a 32-bit computer.
It also runs on Windows 7 Pro 32-bit.
Person is having trouble running the program on a Windows 7 64-bit
computer.
What are my options to assist this person?
Is there a compatibility mode in Windows7 64-bit to run 32-bit programs?
What about a virtual box under these conditions?
I don't own a 64-bit computer at this time


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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09 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Use Compatibility Mode or XP Mode
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Most 32-bit programs(excluding ancients ones) will work on 64-bit versions of windows unless these use 32-bit drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The same compatibility mode is available in Windows 7 x64, simply by right-clicking the shortcut for the program and choosing an older OS. The one big hurdle is if the app is a 16-bit program, or uses a 16-bit installer.
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