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Windows 7: Windows 7 Professional - downgrade??

29 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 Professional - downgrade??

How do I "downgrade" from Windows 7 Professional 64-bit to 32-bit? A software I am trying to use is not supported by 64-bit, I am told...

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29 Apr 2010   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can not Upgrade or downgrade 32 to 64, 64 to 32.
Clean install only.

Clean Install Windows 7
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29 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Unfortunately there is no way to downgrade or upgrade between architectures - what error do you receive with the program as the vast majority of 32 bit applications work with x64. an alternative may be to replace the application with one that supports x64.

the only way of going from x64 to x86 is a complete reinstall
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29 Apr 2010   #4
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Be aware that many programs do not run as 64 bit but install to 64 bit Windows 7 anyway and are placed in the 32 bit Program File from which they run fine.
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