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Windows 7: how to run windows 7 (32bit) software on (64bit)?

06 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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[Edit] Unles Arcs suggestion fixes it first [/edit]

There shouldn't be any problem related to 32 vs 64 bit. But there are a lot of older programs that do "naughty" things with the OS that XP never cared about but Windows 7 does.

USUSALLY you can right click the program and "Run as Adimistrator" to get it to work. If that works you can edit or create a program shortcut and set the esttings to always run as administrator every time you click it...

However there are still a couple of things windows 7 will still not let just any old program do so it might still not work right.

Have you googled for "QQ MEssenger on Windows 7"? THere may be more specific help for that program out there.
umm, unfortunately its 32 vs 64 bit problem, when i double click the downloaded installation icon i get an error message saying (qq.exe is not a valid Win32 application), i tried the (run as administrator) n i got the same error message replied, i tried google ur suggestion, i had many copies but non of them worked, very sad, very sad
The only way that I know of that you can get that error message is if you are trying to run a 64 bit program on windows 32bit only. (NOT the other way around) or if the program is not an executable at all, or is corrupted. :/

That message should never come up when running any non-corrupted 32 bit program on windows 64 bit.

It may be possible that the program is trying to run another program or load a DLL that does not exist however. So it may be more of an XP vs Win7 issue. Besides the run as administrator, did you try running in XP compatibility mode? (Same location as the run as admin options).

Also, if this is happening to any other .exes that you try running directly then I would lean towards a virus or malware issue. If it's ONLY qq.exe and nothing else, then probably not.

Try running some other known good exes by double clicking on the .exe file from explorer and see what happens...

u had a good point regarding the error message, yeah u r right, i shouldnt get this kind of msg, i tried the winXP compatibility, not working, n its not a virus, its only happening with this particular software....i'll go with the (file corrupted) option, n i still cant download it from the main website, they hving some issues with the server mayb or i jst canot access n use their server, it take me like 17 day to download a 20 + mb while im using very fast internet, n the file never get downloaded successfully, it only download like 1 mb or 2 n then got dc.....dont know wat to do....

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06 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

It looks like someone already saved us the work of downloading QQ and sharing it:

QQIntl1.1.exe (this one is hosted on Mediafire)
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06 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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It looks like someone already saved us the work of downloading QQ and sharing it:

QQIntl1.1.exe (this one is hosted on Mediafire) worked
thanx alot to u Corazon, and to everybody else, every time i logged in here i get more information and more experience, i'll never leave this website, i'll try help the other as much as u guyz helped me out....
thanx again...

best regards
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06 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

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06 Dec 2011   #15

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Isn't it amazing what a Google search can do for ya. (I simply searched for the actual filename of the installer .exe.)

Glad to have gotten you up and running. Enjoy!
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