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Windows 7: 32 bit versions running in 64 bit Windows 7

02 Mar 2011   #1
DerekL

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
32 bit versions running in 64 bit Windows 7

Not entirely sure if this is the right forum but hopefully it is. When I recently restarted my laptop I noticed that a lot of my programs are running in 32-bit mode (signified by *32 in task manager), despite the fact I'm running 64-bit Windows (Windows 7 Home Premium if it makes a difference) and I'm fairly sure that the *32 thing was never there before, at least for programs like Firefox and Steam.

Image of taskmanager

I've tried rolling back but it's still occurring. Anyone know what I can do to fix it (if it is indeed an error/problem)?


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02 Mar 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You must have 32 bit and 64 bit, to ensure that all programs can be run properly. There is nothing that needs fixing.
How Windows 7 / Vista 64 Support 32 bit Applications
an example
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...6-a9416d65f981

I have the same situation.
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02 Mar 2011   #3
DerekL

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I guess if there's no problem it's fine
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02 Mar 2011   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You must have 32 bit IE, for times that its required.
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02 Mar 2011   #5
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

That's simple *32 is indicate that are 32 bit program. If you want to disappear these app, you must install these equivalent 64 bit if they exist. Here are a list :

http://microsoft.entelechargement.co...marqueur=5V8U9 "office 2010 64 bit"
http://pdfxchange-fr.com/download_pdfxchange.php
Adobe Labs - Adobe Flash Player "Square"
7-Zip

and other program that you find in

Free Native 64-bit programs
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