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Windows 7: installing x86 software on w7 x64

08 Apr 2010   #1
Billjones

Windows 7 x64
 
 
installing x86 software on w7 x64

Hi all,

Will installing a x86 version application damage my w7 x64 notebook?

thanx in advance.


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08 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

No, it won't damage your notebook at all. There are a handful of apps that will not work on 64-bit, but it will just result in an error message.

The truth is, even on 64-bit systems, most applications are 32-bit.
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08 Apr 2010   #3
Billjones

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanx Jonathan,

So i can install the application without worries? It might only result in the application not working if i understand correct?
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08 Apr 2010   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Billjones View Post
Thanx Jonathan,

So i can install the application without worries? It might only result in the application not working if i understand correct?
That is correct. :)
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08 Apr 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, that's correct.

If it doesn't work, you may try compatibility mode.
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08 Apr 2010   #6
Billjones

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you for the quick response!
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