Solved Have a 32 bit disc -can i use it in my 64 bit desktop

April 2, 2014 at 03:14:06
Specs: Windows 8, 1 terabytes
Hi,
i ordered a car workshop manual (cd), and when it arrived it was 32 bit operating system disc-my pc uses 64 bit- how can i use this disc now ?

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#1
April 2, 2014 at 03:17:16
"how can i use this disc now ?"
Try it, is the first step.

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#2
April 2, 2014 at 03:21:15
Second step.
Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/...
Applies to Windows 8.1

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#3
April 2, 2014 at 15:17:04
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32 bit programs will run normally on a 64 bit computer, but not 16 bit.

Just for info, "Program Files" is for 64 bit and "Program Files (x86)" is for 32 bit.

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#4
April 10, 2014 at 15:06:52
Not your question but further general info:

Systems always handle the previous hardware bit standard. It follows therefore that a 32 bit machine will still run 16 bit programs (but not 8 bit, which is ancient).

There are special programs that can produce a virtual environment for running programs written for earlier hardware. "DOS box", for example, allows specific 16 bit programs to run on a 64 bit machine.

Not to be confused with "compatibility mode" which is an arrangement to allow running of programs written for previous "operating systems" (if they don't run normally).

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