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Windows 7: Is there a work around if Win7 x32 setup file wont work on Win7 x64

14 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Is there a work around if Win7 x32 setup file wont work on Win7 x64

HI,

I have dictionary called the Unified Medical dictionary English-Arabic

anyway, i have the ISO file
i installed it on Windows 7 x32 with no problem

but i tried to install it on Winx64 but it says an error like "the setup file is not compatible with Windows 7 x64"

I tried to search for the x64 version but i had no success, google sometimes becomes lame u know....
I tried to just copy the already installed dictionary folders to Win7x64 but it didnt open cuz it seems that it needs to be installed



So is there any way to like edit that setup.exe file or something to work on x64 version cuz it seems if i can just bypass that step it will work

or like a work around the "copy whole folders" and get it to work


I really need some help with it,
thanks in advance,
Elsayed,

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14 Nov 2011   #2

win7hp64
 
 

sometimes 32 bit applications have 16 bit installer and that won 't work on 64 bit system, but if this is not the case did you try to run installer in compatibility mode? (right click/properties/compatibility). Installer generally does three things: creates program directory, copies some DLL files to system directory and writes some data into registry. You could trace those things in Win32 installation and try manually recreate this on 64bit machine, but who knows if it will work. Also search for portable version, those don't require installation and frankly now a days I don't use anything else but portable applications unless there is no other way.
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15 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hey Pete4

I did try to run it in compatibility mode but it didnt work

about tracing the files.....i am not sure what i should look for.....i know the file directories and the reg entries but i dont know about the DLL files

So is there a way to find out what exactly the installation does?

and i did search for the portable version but idk what is wrong with google , its just the same results if i write Unified Medical dictionary English-Arabic or if i added like Windows 7 x64 or portable.....same damn results

thanks
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15 Nov 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elsayed View Post
HI,

I have dictionary called the Unified Medical dictionary English-Arabic

anyway, i have the ISO file
i installed it on Windows 7 x32 with no problem

but i tried to install it on Winx64 but it says an error like "the setup file is not compatible with Windows 7 x64"

I tried to search for the x64 version but i had no success, google sometimes becomes lame u know....
I tried to just copy the already installed dictionary folders to Win7x64 but it didnt open cuz it seems that it needs to be installed



So is there any way to like edit that setup.exe file or something to work on x64 version cuz it seems if i can just bypass that step it will work

or like a work around the "copy whole folders" and get it to work


I really need some help with it,
thanks in advance,
Elsayed,
How old is the dictionary?

Have you tried installing it in compatibility mode?
(right click the installer>properties>Compatibility>choose OS)
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15 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

You could the software in a virtual machine environment.
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15 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Agreed.

I think something like Microsoft Virtual PC and XP Mode is your best bet.

Windows Virtual PC: Home Page
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15 Nov 2011   #7

win7hp64
 
 

You could try UniExtract.exe, portable app will extract all the files from installer, but it doesn't work with everything.
IMO It is kind of convoluted to use Virtual PC in XP mode to run one program, especially if it works in Windows 7 32bit, (I would go on a limb and assume you also need XP license here? ouch ) but maybe it's the only way?
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15 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

There is no requirement to buy a separate license for XP Mode.

It's a freebie given to those who have Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate.

I agree it seems a bit like overkill to run one program, but if you really need to run that program, it is a cost-free method.
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18 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Well thanks everyone for support

I will try that virtual xp mode and UniExtract.exe and hopefully it will work.

and will tell you thee results

thanks
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