To run a 32 bit program on a 64 bit machine W

January 21, 2011 at 19:32:48
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i7 CPU / 8GB
Some of the programs from my older 32-bit machine are copied into the new laptop recently purchased. New laptop complains of the 32-bit programs are not compatible to this 64-bit machine. Is there anyway, I can run the programs? Please help me out.

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#1
January 21, 2011 at 19:54:18
First, you cannot copy a program from one machine and expect it to run on another machine, it will not. You need to INSTALL a program if you want it to run.
Second MANY 32bit programs WILL run on 64bit Windows 7. You must install them to find out.
Third, 32 bit programs and program installers that are mainly XP compatible but not Windows 7 compatible may run under XP compatibility.
Fourth, Programs (typically old ones) that may be 32bit, may use really old 16bit installers and these will definitely not install in a 64bit environment.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
January 21, 2011 at 20:05:06
Maybe compatibility mode.

Might be a way to make a virtual machine image of the old system and run it that way.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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