how to run 32 bit program on 64 bit windows 7

November 21, 2010 at 02:35:37
Specs: Windows 7, i5-520M/4 gb

was able to installed 32 bit program but the program did not execute

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#1
November 21, 2010 at 06:07:12

Is the name of the program a secret?

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#2
November 21, 2010 at 07:23:40

32-bit programs usually run on 64-bit Windows very well. Your problem may be crippled installation of the program, whatever it is. If your program is also involved in drivers to run, then that may be a real nuisance as 64-bit Windows requires 64-bit drivers.

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#3
November 21, 2010 at 09:37:52

The problem is that some installers are not 32 bit applications. Many fully 32 bit applications came out with older 16 bit installers.

Could be that the program is really not a 32 bit application.

If only there was a way to tell us what the program was.

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#4
December 18, 2010 at 08:16:45

Print shop 6.0 deluxe won't install on new Windows 7 64 bit laptop

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#5
February 20, 2011 at 14:29:37

I have WP 5.1 (I know, it's very, very old). I was able to use it in Windows XP. However, my new computer has Windows 7 on it and when I attempt to install it, I'm told that I need a 64-bit version of the program and Windows 7 won't even install it. Does anyone know a work around to this? I absolutely have to use this program for the work I do for the federal government so I don't have the option of changing to a newer program. Any help you can give will be appreciated!!

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#6
February 20, 2011 at 15:06:47

Try installing it under Windows compatibility mode. You don't need 64 bit version of programs in order to run programs on a 64 bit version of Windows.

Go to Control Panel > Action Center. Then select the Windows Program Compatibility Troubleshooter. Then follow the screen prompts.

This advice should help all three of you that are having issues with older programs.


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#7
February 20, 2011 at 20:00:03

If it will not install under compatibility mode (very possible it will) you may need to look into running virtual XP on your machine.
Next time, create your own post to ask your own question. It will save us all from reading down many questions and answers only to find that it is a different person with only a related problem/question.

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#8
February 22, 2011 at 21:40:35

I would sugguest running a 32 bit VM. Trust me it's a lot simpler. see Windows 7 Tutorial

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#9
June 6, 2011 at 03:27:46

32 bit emulation not always works, and this is not something like "hey it always works if it doesn't work it means you have a 16 bit installer!"... for example try to install one of these new softwares which come in 2 versions, like a CS or a Cad, in their 32 bit version, and see what happens... compatibility mode is one of the useless fetures I've ever seen around, it exists since a LOOONG time and it never worked for me... so the only solution could be using a VM, but of course you can't have good results with software which need good graphic cards since it's emulated and the best you can obtain is 128 Mb... Now I understand why XP is supported for business for many other years, God bless XP (or God unbless everything who's not 7-compatible...)

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#10
June 6, 2011 at 09:04:14

Look at the date of the post!!!

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