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Windows 7: Optional Update

20 Apr 2010   #1
rottikid

windows 7 Premium
 
 
Optional Update

I opened Windows Update and only listed was an optional update. I didn't update at that time and when I went back to update I could not find the optional update. Ihave Windows 7 Home premium 64 Bit. I looked for updates again but it said everything was up to date. How can I find that update.. I'm not really good with computers any help will be greatly appreciated. I have one other question if you don't mind.

I have to Unzip a ZIP-file with WinZip and save the content to my hard
drive. Then use the unzipped EXE-file to run a program. This sound simple enough, I guess, if you know what you are doing. Where can I get this WinZip program that will run on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

One other question. A program that I want to install supports Windows 7 64 bit in 32-bit emulation mode. What does that mean and how do I run this program.

Thanks again for all your help and cooperation. Have a good evening.


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20 Apr 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Welcome rottikid,

For the update it was probably for MSE if that's your Anti-Virus, You could just look at Installed updates and see if it is there.

As for WinZip you can get it here WinZip - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com There might be something else you can use too, someone else might know more about that.

Usually people will download a zipped file to their desktop or downloads area by clicking save instead of run when prompted. (see Below)

And for the 32 bit emulation I don't know the technical answer but 64 bit windows has 2 sets of programs files, Program Files (64bit) and Program Filesx86 (32bit).

Hope that helps you out some.

Derek


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20 Apr 2010   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Win Zip is a trial version and then you have to buy it.
A free alternate is 7-Zip.

Windows 7 64bit will run 32bit programs also. So if you can't find a 64bit version of a program then you can use the 32bit version especially if it states it is compatible with 64bit OS (Win 7)

Jim
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21 Apr 2010   #4
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Win Zip is a trial version and then you have to buy it.
A free alternate is 7-Zip.

Windows 7 64bit will run 32bit programs also. So if you can't find a 64bit version of a program then you can use the 32bit version especially if it states it is compatible with 64bit OS (Win 7)

Jim
I kinda like IZArc for myself.
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21 Apr 2010   #5
rottikid

windows 7 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Win Zip is a trial version and then you have to buy it.
A free alternate is 7-Zip.

Windows 7 64bit will run 32bit programs also. So if you can't find a 64bit version of a program then you can use the 32bit version especially if it states it is compatible with 64bit OS (Win 7)

Jim
I kinda like IZArc for myself.

Just so I understand. There is nothing I have to do to a 32 bit program being run on Windows 7 64bit. Just do the install. Thank you everyone for all your help and cooperation. Have a great night.
Rottikid
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21 Apr 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rottikid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Win Zip is a trial version and then you have to buy it.
A free alternate is 7-Zip.

Windows 7 64bit will run 32bit programs also. So if you can't find a 64bit version of a program then you can use the 32bit version especially if it states it is compatible with 64bit OS (Win 7)

Jim
I kinda like IZArc for myself.

Just so I understand. There is nothing I have to do to a 32 bit program being run on Windows 7 64bit. Just do the install. Thank you everyone for all your help and cooperation. Have a great night.
Rottikid
Yes you understand right, It will install it in the correct programs folder on it's own.
You have a great night also.
Derek
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