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Windows 7: use 32-bit software on 64-bit Windows7 ?

14 Aug 2012   #1
love in the air

windows 7 home premium 32-bit
 
 
use 32-bit software on 64-bit Windows7 ?

Hi,
i have seen that one of my friend used 32-bit program on windows7 64-Bit, without doing anything at all.
Is it possible?

I will buy a new laptop with Windows7 64-bit, that's why i am asking.


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14 Aug 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Why not??? Only 16 bits programs don't work.
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14 Aug 2012   #3
Valon1982

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

allways you can install and use x32bits programs to 64 bits pc, but you cant do the oppossite! x64 bits computing means that your pc can open 2 times larger files than the x32 bits computing!
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14 Aug 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

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14 Aug 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Valon1982 View Post
x64 bits computing means that your pc can open 2 times larger files than the x32 bits computing!
Who told you that nonsense? It has nothing to do with maximum filesize. It uses 64 bits addressing and registers in cpu (instead of 32bit). So giving you a theoretical 2^32 times as much memory to address.

Differences Between Windows 7 32-Bit And 64-bit Version
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14 Aug 2012   #6
love in the air

windows 7 home premium 32-bit
 
 

so i can use program 32-bit on MY laptop 64-Bit, without doing anything ? just to install the software ?
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14 Aug 2012   #7
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by love in the air View Post
so i can use program 32-bit on MY laptop 64-Bit, without doing anything ? just to install the software ?
Yes.
32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions
A x32 program will work on x64, but not vice versa.
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14 Aug 2012   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by love in the air View Post
so i can use program 32-bit on MY laptop 64-Bit, without doing anything ? just to install the software ?
Yes, 32 bit programs install to "Program Files (x86)" folder and 64 programs install to "Program Files" folder. Its all automatic, Windows handles it all on its own.
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