Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate

02 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate

I want to upgrade a 2008 Windows 7 Pro 32bit computer to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

Have new mobo, processor, 16gb memory, 256gb SSD. Would like to be able to use my 32bit programs for a while, until I can replace them with 64bit progs.

How can I do this? Or do I need to have two machines?

I have searched this forum and found some old posts that suggested I start a new thread.

Very grateful for your help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Apr 2013   #2

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Most 32bit apps will run fine on 64bit Windows, unless they have 32bit driver dependencies or include 16bit code.

What apps are you using, specifically, that you are concerned about? You might want to search the compatibility catalog first to see if any have been officially tested and submitted:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...Language=en-US

Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2013   #3

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

I have Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit and the majority of my apps are 32BIT. You will not have any problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


02 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

As stated, you should have no problems, unless the programs are very old or just not compatible with windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Use these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - even for retail.

The 64 bit installer for your licensed version is provided in Step 1.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate





Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33