Solved all/some/no 32-bit software fail on 64-bit 7?

Hewlett-packard / Ny544aa-aba p6210f
August 8, 2011 at 11:05:27
Specs: 64-bit Windows 7, 2.6 GHz / 5887 MB
I don't understand the significance of my OS being 64-bit. I know that I can have a lot more RAM on my system, but that's about it. How about software that is stated to be 32-bit? Will all or some or none work for me?


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August 8, 2011 at 11:15:25
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Most, but not all, 32 bit software will run on a 64 bit OS. This is good because at the present time the large majority of software available is 32 bit. You don't have to do anything special to install 32 bit software. Many novice users do this without even being aware they have a 64 bit system.

16 bit Windows and DOS software will not run on a 64 bit OS. Hardware drivers for a 64 bit system must be 64 bit, no exceptions.

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