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Windows 7: 32 and 64 bit partition set up

19 Apr 2014   #1
animalchin

windows home premium 64bit
 
 
32 and 64 bit partition set up

I am wanting to install a 32 bit programme on a 64 bit operating system, not able to. Was thinking of setting up partition in hard drive, the file is 5.5 gb. Is this the way to go and will I have to back up any stored files. Thanks for your advice


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19 Apr 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

32 programs normally run fine under Windows 7 X64.

What program and what happens when you try to install it?
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19 Apr 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What you are trying to do is not going to help unless you have not enough space on your C partition. A 5.5GB program is rather unusual.
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20 Apr 2014   #4
animalchin

windows home premium 64bit
 
 
64 and 32bit partition question

thanks, the programme is solidworks 2013 it states I can not install on 64 bit os. Tried any way but wont let me do a single installation only and admin image install but when try to activate it says flexnet returned two
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20 Apr 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, there are always exceptions to the rule. I guess this one wants to be difficult.
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20 Apr 2014   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

This website may help you with your system requirements.

Solidworks 2013 System Requirements | SolidWorks

According to this website Windows 7 Professional 64 bit is recommended.

Also you mentioned a program size of 5Gb. Solidworks recommend as having at least that much free space on you hard drive, it is not the size of the program.
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