Many 32-bit programs not getting installed on Win7 64-bit

December 24, 2011 at 05:05:17
Specs: Windows 7
Many 32-bit programs are not getting installed on Windows 7; Now how to get rid of this problem and install these old programs in the new 64-bit system?

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December 24, 2011 at 05:29:33
That depends on how old they are. 32bit programs generally work fine on 64bit Windows 7, but many older ones used 16bit installers for the 32 bit programs and these will not work. Then there are the Utilities, Antivirus Programs, and Drivers that will never and should never be used. There are some programs that use resources like memory in such a way that Windows 7 will not allow, for these, you can try the Windows XP or other compatibility settings. To do this you right click on the installer, choose Properties, then the Compatibility tab, and select. If it installs this way but gives you trouble running, just navigate to the Programs folder and do the same for the ".exe" program file it self.
For many programs there are more modern versions of these old programs that will do a better job than the older ones and will be less trouble.
For Utilities, first try the built in versions that Windows 7 includes for nearly all needed functons.
For a select few that are not compatible, not a utility, but very important to you, you MAY need to run a virtual machine with an older version of Windows installed on the virtual machine in order to run the program.

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