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Windows 7: x86 driver on x64 7?

11 Jan 2010   #1
akstylish

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 
x86 driver on x64 7?

I have a keyboard piano that I'd like to play on my laptop, but the website only provides a 32 bit version of the driver. When I tried to install, it said I have a 64 bit machine and the driver cannot be installed. I thought 32 bit softwares can be installed on a 64 bit OS. Are drivers NOT softwares?


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Unfortunately not. A 64-bit system needs 64-bit drivers.
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12 Jan 2010   #3
Lucky098

 

No you cant do that - 32bits driver only work with 32bits OS or 64bits driver for 64bits OS - cannot mixed it, sorry
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12 Jan 2010   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akstylish View Post
I have a keyboard piano that I'd like to play on my laptop, but the website only provides a 32 bit version of the driver. When I tried to install, it said I have a 64 bit machine and the driver cannot be installed. I thought 32 bit softwares can be installed on a 64 bit OS. Are drivers NOT softwares?
I see that you have Win7 Pro.

I've not done this, but I believe that you're entitled to install XP in a virtual machine on Win7 Pro (or Ultimate), at no additional charge. That'd be the XP 32 bit version.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx

It appears to be primarily aimed at supporting businesses that require the continued use of old software, but it may be of interest to you.
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12 Jan 2010   #5
HJA

 

I installed an 8 year old Microtek scanner and a ProFilm3600 film scanner also 8+years old. Win7 Pro 64bit said no go but I installed the software anyway and ran the update drivers in device manager(showed unknown device ,drivers not installed). It found the drivers (uknown) and installed them. They run great. They were not 64 bit. So why do they work??
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