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: Remote Desktop Issues

17 Aug 2011   #1
Xander5458

Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
 
 
Remote Desktop Issues

I have windows 7 ultimate 64 bit laptop. For work I HAVE to use an older software that requires a 32-bit driver... I bought my PC from Dell and was told the XP visualization would run it fine... Yeah... It let's me install it fine but here's the issue. Evidently the software is designed not to run at all on a virtual computer and it tells me it's not licensed to run on this machine... I installed it in the virtual machine but since my computer is technically remotely connecting to the virtual machine. Any suggestions to make this work without having to buy a copy of 32 bit windows?

Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Aug 2011   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Welcome to the forum!

You can install 32-bit drivers to a 64-bit system just not vise-versa. I doubt that the program knows it's running on a virtual computer. It's just another computer. And that may be your problem. It could be that the program is the type that requires registration and can only be installed on one computer at a time--Like your OS. It sounds like it's running or you wouldn't get the message. Check with the publisher of the software to find out about multiple licenses if you're trying to run it on more than one machine or how to transfer it to a new machine and re-register.

If you provide specifics, maybe someone here can provide better help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2011   #3
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That's not entirely true - if it's a *kernel-mode* 32bit driver, you won't be able to install it onto a 64bit system, period.

As to what it is that requires a 32bit system, perhaps the OP could be more forthcoming. Otherwise, we're left guessing and will have to answer with a generic "yes, if it's a 32bit kernel driver, you will need a 32bit OS - if it's for hardware, it won't work in a virtual machine".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Remote Desktop Issues




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Remote Desktop Woes (Connection Issues)
So at work, they use Remote Desktop. My work computer at home used to connect to it fine. Then work updated the Remote Desktop, and now my computer can no longer connect to it. Ironically, my other computers can -- Just not the computer I designated for work. What happens is, when I use the RDS...
Network & Sharing
Windows Live Mail display issues with Remote Desktop
I'm having a problem with Windows Live Mail not displaying properly when I use Remote Desktop to connect to my home PC. The problem only happens if someone is also logged into the machine locally. Parts of the WLM window will display just fine (like the overhead toolbars and email preview...
Browsers & Mail
Issues with Remote Desktop
Anyone know of a good tutorial on how to do this? I am trying to connect to my home computer from my work comp, and have yet to figure this out and it is very fustrating. On Home Comp i did: - Allowed remote access - Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop ...
Network & Sharing
Remote desktop connection issues -> console session
Hi, Very recently I started having a problem with the remote desktop where it says the following message: "Your computer could not connect to another console session on the remote computer because you already have a console session in progress." What I am trying to do is to access my...
Network & Sharing
Remote Desktop Issues - it shouldn't be this difficult
I have at my primary residence a desktop PC with Win7 Pro and in System Properties > Remote tab, under Remote Desktop, I have chosen "Allow connections..." When I use my laptop PC at my second home, I cannot connect. I get the error message "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer...
Network & Sharing
Remote Desktop Issues - Black Context Menus
Hello, I have a local server which I always connect to via Remote Desktop. I have never had any issues with this and it has been an excellent way to manage my server. Recently I began to notice that all of the context menus are covered in black when they appear. Mousing over any portion of the...
Network & Sharing


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 18:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App