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: I think i want to go from 64bit to 32bit...

29 Dec 2010   #21
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscardvine View Post
IE? FF?
I dunno, oscardivine. The thread got sidetracked from confusion regarding Win 7 32 bit and Win 7 64 bit compared to IE9 32 bit and IE9 64 bit.

Sorry about that.

Your programs should run OK on Win 7 64 bit unless drivers the programs use have not been compiled for a 64 bit OS.

In that case, you will have to back everything up, perform a clean re-install of the 32 bit OS and then re-install your programs and data.

There really is no other option if your programs have dependencies not addressed by 64 bit drivers and compatibility mode.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Dec 2010   #22
oscardvine

Windows Proffesional x64
 
 

Most of the programs work (but some are unstable. but when they work, they work like a charm. but you never know when they choose to work)

Another reason i want 32bit is because (i can swear on it!) my computer used the ram and processors better. giving me better performance. Now it feels like the computer is slower and much more fragile. And pro tools is said to being able to run on a 64bit system (by the manufacturer).

when i was on 32bit, i got no crashes or bluescreens. i almost never get blue screens today, but in the beginning it was alot!

sad to hear i have to do a complete re-install, maybe i'll stay with 64bit then... i don't know
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2010   #23
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you have all of your programs, try a repair install of your 64 bit OS. Your data will be safe. All you'll have to do is re-install the programs.

Might be worth a shot before doing a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 I think i want to go from 64bit to 32bit...




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
32bit to 64bit
Am planing to change my system for 32-bit to 64-bit how shall i know that my system is compatable to it? will it work,? and after i upgrade will my data get errased or will it still be der? let me kno how to find out the way to know my system is compatable to it or not.
Drivers
32bit & 64bit OS Help
I got a new laptop and its 64 bit, i was wondering is it possible to install both a 32bit XP/Vista/7 partition with a 64bit 7 partition as well? I know i have to install the older os first after wiping the drive if i choose xp or vista. Never had a 64bit computer before and i knew i couldn't use 64...
Installation & Setup
Need 32bit but have 64bit.
I have a product called Parrot minikit smart for my car but it only works with Windows 7 32bit and the 2 laptops we have are both 64bit. Is there a way to get it to work on a 64bit PC or am I pretty much out of luck?
General Discussion
32bit or 64bit?
Hey guys well i have an asus p5lp-le yea i knoe its not much. Motherboard Specifications, P5LP-LE (Leonite) - HP Customer Care (United States - English) There the link thats my motherboard My question about is that how many GB of ram does each socket support because i currently have a 32bit...
Hardware & Devices
W7 64bit:Ok to install 32bit programs outside the 32bit programfolder?
OS: Win 7 64bit. Is it generally not a problem to choose to install a piece of 32bit software outside the win 7 default program folder for 32bit software? Or is 32bit software only supposed to be running flawlessly, if installed in that default 32bit folder? Thanks.
Software


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 04:24.
Twitter Facebook Google+