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Windows 7: 32 Bit Apps on W7-64?

02 Apr 2010   #11
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Milanodan View Post

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Anyway, the Windows check says the model is an Asus CG 5270, Rating 3.6, Processor is an Intel 2Quad Q8300 @ 2.5 GHz, 8 GB memory, and the system is 64 bit.

I run the latest Firefox--no problems. But I have some old mapping apps, Photoshop (light edition) etc., and when I try to install them I get a message telling me to ask the manufacturer for a 64 bit version.
Sounds like some of your older apps will only run in compatability mode, a way Microsoft has of allowing some older software to run in a Windows 7 environment.

SevenForums of course has a tutorial for that, which was mentioned a couple of posts ago

Compatibility Mode

See if that helps any.


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02 Apr 2010   #12
Milanodan

Windows 7
 
 

Didn't help. None of my apps are even recognized, so I can't tell if the "Compatibility" thing would work. For instance, I have Photoshop 4.0 LE--can't find it doing the comp. check.
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03 Apr 2010   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

OK, it sounds like your problem is not so much running 32 bit apps on 64 bit windows, but actually trying to run really old apps on a new version of windows. Some really old legacy apps may not run even under compatibility mode. If you need that program bad enough you may have to buy a more current version. What was your previous OS and did they work on it? If it was XP you could also try the windows XP mode for windows 7. Its a free download from Microsoft.
Download Windows XP Mode

Aside from games I try to run the latest and greatest of what ever program I need. If it has a 64 bit version thats a bonus but they seem to be few and far between. I can't remember having a problem installing any 32 bit app on my 7 x64. Drivers for legacy hardware is more of a problem for me. Just my 2 cents.
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04 Apr 2010   #14
Milanodan

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. My last op. sys. was W2000 Pro. I still have the old computer with it installed, so I can still run the old stuff. And yes, some of my old stuff is really old--15 years or so. Much of it was free, bundled with hardware I bought.
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04 Apr 2010   #15
nutpantz

win7 64 & ubuntu 64
 
 

i have heard that anything with 16-bit code WILL NOT WORK at all with win 7-64
regardless of compatibility mode
so if your software is older than 2000 or around that year you may be out of luck.
unless you run a virtual machine (like vmware) and run a older OS like XP..

that would be my guess.

requirements for Photoshop 4.0 LE
Windows 3.1, 95/NT or Macintosh, Power Macintosh
486 or higher processor
16MB RAM (32MB Recommended)
25MB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, 256-color display adapter (24-bit recommended)

anything made for win3.1 is not very likely to work with win7 64

( you might try windows xp mode) (which is just a free xp that runs in a free virtual machine)
nutz
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04 Apr 2010   #16
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nutpantz View Post
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( you might try windows xp mode) (which is just a free xp that runs in a free virtual machine)
nutz
XP mode is only available for free with Win7 Professional or Ultimate. It may be possible to run the virtual machine under Home Premium, but it doesn't include a free XP license.
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06 Apr 2010   #17
nutpantz

win7 64 & ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nutpantz View Post
(snip)
( you might try windows xp mode) (which is just a free xp that runs in a free virtual machine)
nutz
XP mode is only available for free with Win7 Professional or Ultimate. It may be possible to run the virtual machine under Home Premium, but it doesn't include a free XP license.

so just get one of the many free virtual machines out there
and install your old windows 2000 on it. then have fun.

sure you could spend more money on a feature of win7 that they thought was important enough to create. for people who had enough money to get it free with their version. but why when ther are tones of free version out there and you already have paid for xp (or 2000) already. just it stall the one you already have.

nutz
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