can i install win 7 32 bit on a 64bit machine

Hewlett-packard Hp 8540w i5-560m 320/4gb...
February 8, 2011 at 15:10:57
Specs: Windows 7, 4
I have a 64 bit laptop with Win 7 64 bit installed. I have an application that absolutely must use 32 bit. Can I install Win 7 32 bit O/S on this 64 bit piece of hardware?

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February 8, 2011 at 15:40:42
Yes, your laptop can run either version of Windows 7.

What program is it that will not run in Windows 7 64 bit? Is your problem drivers or something else?

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February 8, 2011 at 15:46:14
eldergeek are you aware of xp compatibility mode in win7?

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February 8, 2011 at 16:20:19
Thank you...
The program I plan to put on this system is called EZ Key. It is for a quadraplegic who will get this comuter. He is superb with a computer and toggle switch. The tech folks with EZ Key recommend the 32 bit version because of some problems with the 64 bit version. The enduser does not need any more problems and I am going with 32 bit.
I appreciate your response.

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February 8, 2011 at 16:23:27
Yep...aware of XP Mode, but have different problem. See my followup note.


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