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Windows 7: run xp 32-bit app in 64bit under VPC?

12 Aug 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Win7 N 32-bit, WHS
run xp 32-bit app in 64bit under VPC?

Hello there!

I have a necessary app running on XP SP3 for which Win7 will install the hardware driver, but when I try to install the app under Win7 it wil abort stating I can't use it in 64-bit OS.

If I d/l Virtual PC or the XP emulator, can I run 32-bit programs in the virtual machine? Dumb question, I know...



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12 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

The version of XP in XP mode is actually 32-bit, its only the virtualisation software thats 64-bit so you should be able to install that application ok.
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13 Aug 2009   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Win7 N 32-bit, WHS

ta, swarfega, will try this then (as soon as my wife cuts me some slack - I'm currently working as a resident plumber LOL)...


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