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Windows 7: Windows XP 32 bit on Windows 7 64 bit OS?

26 May 2009   #1
GodAtum

Windows 7
 
 
Windows XP 32 bit on Windows 7 64 bit OS?

Hi all,

Can I install Windows XP Mode 32 bit on a Windows 7 64 bit OS? It would be great to have some compatibility for my old programs.

many thanks,
GodAtum


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26 May 2009   #2
manpacker

windows 7 build 7100 x64
 
 

I believe the virtual windows XP is a 32bit version, and i have it running on my win7 x64 just fine. Able to connect with 32bit drivers too (main purpose for me is to sync my old palm m500)

I noticed it to be quite sluggish in performance though...
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26 May 2009   #3
GodAtum

Windows 7
 
 

Many thanks for the reply. What spec is your machine? I'm hoping to get 6Gb of RAM and I have an Intel i7 920.

I'm hoping to use iTunes, IE8 with flash and Empire Total War on my XP VM as I'm not sure they will work with Windows 7 64 bit.
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26 May 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello GodAtum, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, the XP virtual machine is 32-bit, but you need to install either the same 32-bit or 64-bit Windows XP Mode for the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 that you are running.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 May 2009   #5
GodAtum

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello GodAtum, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, the XP virtual machine is 32-bit, but you need to install either the same 32-bit or 64-bit Windows XP Mode for the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 that you are running.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Many thanks, that's made it much clearer! Would you say the performace of XP Mode in Win7 x64 is sluggish?
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26 May 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It really depends on how much horsepower your computer has to run both the XP virtual machine and your main host (Windows 7), but yeah it can be a bit slower since it is a virtual machine instead of a separate installation.

With you having 3GB of RAM total, that can slow you down depending on how much Memory you have assigned to the VM in the VM settings and left for the host..
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27 May 2009   #7
GodAtum

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It really depends on how much horsepower your computer has to run both the XP virtual machine and your main host (Windows 7), but yeah it can be a bit slower since it is a virtual machine instead of a separate installation.

With you having 3GB of RAM total, that can slow you down depending on how much Memory you have assigned to the VM in the VM settings and left for the host..
Thanks for the advice . Hopefully I'll get 6Gb of RAM soon and I'll install Win7 x64 and see if any of my programs work.
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27 May 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome GodAtum. I hope that they do.
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27 May 2009   #9
henryg

Win7 & XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GodAtum View Post
I'm hoping to use iTunes, IE8 with flash and Empire Total War on my XP VM as I'm not sure they will work with Windows 7 64 bit.
There's a 64bit version of iTunes v811 which works well on my 64 bit installation, and it happily shares the same 'database' with my 32 bit XP dual-boot install; music location is not on the c: drive obviously.

Can't help about the game.
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13 Sep 2009   #10
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello GodAtum, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, the XP virtual machine is 32-bit, but you need to install either the same 32-bit or 64-bit Windows XP Mode for the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 that you are running.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn,

If you create a virtual machine with the 64 bit windows virtual pc can you later open it with a 32 bit windows virtual pc from another partition?
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