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Windows 7: problems with older programs

03 Nov 2009   #1

windows por 64
 
 
problems with older programs

Hi All

As you can see I知 new.

Just got my upgrade disc Windows 7 pro 64 bit.

I just got new PC with vista 64 bit system. And can not run some old programs I use for FS2004. Gauges and more. They all ran sweet on my laptop vista 32 bit.

Moving over to Windows 7 pro 64 will this solve the problem. Haven't had chance to see if the new Windows 7 pro disc has 32 and 64 bit versions on i9t as I知 in work. If not will Windows 7 64 run my old programs?

Thank for all your help.


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03 Nov 2009   #2

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If they ran on Vista they should run on 7.

Always supposing you're going from 64 bit to 64 bit.
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03 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

If I understood the OP correctly, he is saying that he has apps he wants to run on Windows 7 that don't run on Vista x64 but ran fine on Vista x86.

32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7 come on separate disks. So, if you only got one disk as an upgrade for a 64 bit vista system, it is probably going to be only Windows 7 x64. If your programs won't run on Vista x64, it is highly unlikely they will run on Windows 7 x64.
Your Windows 7 x64 key, (if you got a key) is supposed to be good for both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7. So if you could download 32 bit media from some other source, you could do a clean install of the 32 bit version and activate it with the key for the x64 disk (again, assuming you got a key for it, as I'm not sure how these OEM upgrade versions are activated).
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03 Nov 2009   #4

windows por 64
 
 

Yep i have the Key so it looks as if i need to get a x32 windows 7 from some where. Will i need to buy this or is it a free down load as i have the key.
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03 Nov 2009   #5

windows por 64
 
 

The company i got my new PC from are going to send me a 32bit version of windows 7 pro for free they say the same key will work.

If at a latter date i wish to change to 64bit can i do this with the same key as i have the 64 bit disc.
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03 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thomas340 View Post
Hi All

As you can see I知 new.

Just got my upgrade disc Windows 7 pro 64 bit.

I just got new PC with vista 64 bit system. And can not run some old programs I use for FS2004. Gauges and more. They all ran sweet on my laptop vista 32 bit.

Moving over to Windows 7 pro 64 will this solve the problem. Haven't had chance to see if the new Windows 7 pro disc has 32 and 64 bit versions on i9t as I知 in work. If not will Windows 7 64 run my old programs?

Thank for all your help.
Hello thomas340,

You could try to execute your older (installation) programs in compatibility mode.
For this to work, you can right click the executable and you can select the compatibility tab. see the image below.
problems with older programs-install-compatibility.png

From there you can select the method Windows 7 executes your program.

Have a nice day,

zx81


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03 Nov 2009   #7

windows por 64
 
 

thanks everyone i'm now a/w new windows 7 pro 32 bit disc As some of the fs2004 programs i have will not work in 64bit.

i will let you know how i get on.
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