32 bit program not running on 64 bit windows 7

install 32 bit software on 64 bit system

Have new Laptop with Window 7 and a 64 bit operating system. Have software that operate on 32 bit. Is there something that you have that will allow me to install the 32 bit software on the 64 bit system. or is there a way to allow this on the 64 bit system

Yes there is. You may run XP compatibility mode if you have Win 7 Professional or Ultimate.

The bit bize of your OS doesn’t matter. Compatiblity mode is 32 bit only and can be downloaded free of charge. You can read all about it here:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/ Ron

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For most 32-bit software, it «just works» in 64-bit. In other words, just
install it in Win7 x64 the same way you would in Win7 x86 (or in Vista or
WinXP). If it does not work, please post back and include the name (and
version) of the software. Someone probably will recognize it and have a

Some will need to be run in «Compatibility Mode» and will need to be set as
compatible with WinXP or Vista, but this usually is not related to the
«bitness» of the software.

A few programs will not run in 64-bit mode. One glaring example is Adobe
Flash Player, which is used by many websites to show video. As Adobe says
on its website, Flash will not work in a 64-bit browser, but will work fine
in a 32-bit browser (such as 32-bit IE8) running in a 64-bit operating
system (such as Win7 x64). Since Win7 x64 includes BOTH 32-bit and 64-bit
versions of IE8 and the default is set to run the 32-bit version, users
seldom see the problem. (When we do, we simply Copy the URL from the
Address Bar, start the 32-bit IE8, Paste the URL and press Enter.)

In almost all cases, though, 32-bit software runs as well — or better — on
64-bit Windows as on 32-bit Windows. ; Have new Laptop with Window 7 and a 64 bit operating system. Have software
> that operate on 32 bit. Is there something that you have that will allow
> me to install the 32 bit software on the 64 bit system. or is there a way
> to allow this on the 64 bit system

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Can’t install a 32-bit software on Windows 7 64-bit computer

Original Title: __windows 7 64 bit o/s denies software__

i have windows home premiun 64 bit operating system and i have one important software 32 bit o/s to install to my comp so what is the solution for that

When you are buying software you need to be aware if it is compatible with the operating system that is currently installed in your computer.
Not all older software will run on newer operating systems. There are some things you can try.

If the program is not compatible, then you may try to install and run the program in compatibility mode.

1) Right click on the Program

3) Click on Compatibility tab

4) Select Run this program in compatibility mode and select Windows Vista or whatever operating system the program was running successfully.

Refer to the link here: Make older programs run in this version of Windows

If the compatibility is not successful, then try and run the Program Compatibility troubleshooter:

1. Open the Program Compatibility troubleshooter by clicking the Start button.

Then click Control Panel . In the search box, type troubleshooter , and then click Troubleshooting . Under Programs , click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows .

2. Follow the instructions in the troubleshooter.

If you cannot install a program, insert the installation disc for the program and, using the troubleshooter, browse to the program’s setup file, usually called Setup.exe, Install.exe, or something similar. The troubleshooter is not designed to work on programs that have an .msi file name extension.

Since you run Windows 7 Home Premium, try VirtualBox ( www.virtualbox.org ) or VMware Player ( www.vmware.com ) or any other 3 rd party virtualization software and install a separate copy of Windows XP (either Home Edition or Professional) for that purpose. You can find virtualization software free of charge that will run on Windows 7 Home Premium.

Other than these possible solutions, you will need to check with the software’s manufacturer to see if they have updates that will run on Windows 7 Home Premium version.

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit— Can’t open 32bit programs after removing IE8 google redirect malware: involving SysWOW64?

Hi guys, I have a problem. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, and I recently had that «google redirect» malware that was giving me popups and problems with IE8 32bit. I downloaded Lavasoft’s Adaware and Spybot S&D, and it cleared up the redirect problem. Now, however, I can’t get any 32bit applications to work. IE8 64bit runs fine, and that is how I am able to post this message.. but any and all 32bit applications do not work for me. They don’t show up in the Task Manager, when I click them I get the «waiting wheel» next to the cursor, and then nothing happens. When I reboot in safe mode, I get the exact same problem. I can open folders fine, and in the control panel I can access Computer Management , Windows Update, Windows Firewall, etc, but not Java (32bit). No 32bit applications at all.

So, I figured the redirect worm infected some 32bit files, and the malware-removers cleared out something that was crucial to running 32bit applications? I remember that some of the problem files that were removed were located in the SysWOW64 folder.

Does anyone have any idea about this? I can’t really use my computer as almost all of my programs are 32bit.. please help.

I have tried sfc /scannow and chkdsk, both come up with no errors after running them each about 7 or 8 times (I am desperate!). System Restore shows no recent restore points, even though I am sure I made some a few weeks ago. I can not run any antivirus or anti-malware programs anymore, and downloading a new 32bit program to get any kind of log file is not possible. Please please please help!

Источник статьи: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/windows-7-ultimate-64bit-cant-open-32bit-programs/853d1082-be85-4dda-82c2-f86ad55d2c4a

Install and Run 32-bit Programs on 64-bit Windows 7/8 and 10

Most of the time you will be having the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (sometimes Windows 7 as well) if you have purchased the computer recently. If you have a program/app that is 32-bit, how to install 32-bit programs on 64-bit Windows? Follow this simple guide.

The truth is, the latest Windows 64-bit versions support 32-bit of application nicely without any issues. You can install and use them. But remember, you can’t install the 64-bit Programs on 32-bit Operating System like Windows 7 32-bit.

Run 32-bit Programs on 64-bit Windows

When you install the 32-bit application on 64-bit based OS, it creates a separate folder in root drive, called ‘Program Files (x86)’ and copy the all files required to run the program. So next time when you open the 32-bit program it accesses the executable program file from Program Files (x86) folder and runs without any issue with 64-bit Windows 7.

Also, 32-bit programs system files are installed into C:\ \WINDOWS\ \SysWOW64,

and registry keys are placed under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ \Software\ \WOW6432Node of 32-bit programs.

How to Identify the Version of the Program (64 or 32-bit) in Windows

You can identify the type of the programs by the location of the executable folder. If it placed under the 32-bit version of Program folder, then it is a 32-bit version of the program, another one is the 64-bit version on a 64-bit Windows OS.

Also, the task manager is another great place where you can find the version of the running programs. Open the task manager and click on the Processes where you are can see the all processes related to currently running programs. On 64-bit OS (in my case it is Windows 10), the 32-bit programs shown below. Other ones (which doesn’t have 32 Bit) are 64-bit applications on the computer.

In some cases, you may need to run the 32-bit version of applications/tools without installing them. Usually double-clicking the EXE file will open the application without any issues. If you face any issues, you can move these EXE files to Program folder inside Program Files (x86) folder in your root drive, then create a shortcut to the desktop to execute the program whenever wanted.

Hope this guide is useful to some extent to install and use 32-bit Programs on 64-bit Windows 7/8 and 10.

Источник статьи: http://www.sysprobs.com/run-32-bit-installable-programs-64-bit-windows-7

[New] How to Install and Run 64 Bit Programs on 32 Bit Windows 10/8/7

This page gives you a direct answer to whether you can install 64-bit programs, software, and even games on a 32-bit operating system like Windows 10, 8, 7, etc.

If you have the same needs, follow the content navigation below to get your answers now:

Can I Run 64-Bit Software on a 32-Bit System

Case 1. «Is there a way of running a 64-bit program on a 32-bit system? If not, is there a way of upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit for free so that I can run the 64-bit software? NOTE: I am using Windows 10.«

Case 2. «Recently, I have downloaded a new game. The game is 64 bit and it costs 40$. However, my Windows 10 is 32 bit and I can’t run my game on it! How can I run my 64-bit games on my 32 bit Windows? I really really need help!«

According to many Windows users, mostly, when they tend to install 64-bit software on their 32-bit computers, Microsoft gives them a warning, telling them, » This app can’t run on your PC. To find a version of your PC, check with the software publisher».

Basically, due to the limit of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems, you can’t run software, applications, and programs on Windows 10/8/7, even Vista, XP that doesn’t match its version.

In a word, you can’t install and run 64-bit software on a 32-bit computer, or vice versa. But sometimes, if the 64-bit operating system is compatible with 32-bit, you can install a 32-bit app on the 64-bit computer.

So is it possible to fix this issue? Continue reading and you’ll find answers here.

3 Solutions to Run 64-Bit Programs on 32-Bit Windows 7/8/10

Here we have three solutions to help you run your 64-bit programs on 32 bit Windows 7/8/10:

Note that the provided methods work in different situations. Please pick up the right one to resolve your problem.

IMPORTANT: Backup Important Files on 32-Bit OS

As upgrading 32-bit OS to 64-bit OS, installing 64-bit programs on a 32-bit computer, or daily operations on computers may cause data loss, so do remember to back up your vital data and even the OS before taking action.

EaseUS Todo Backup allows all Windows users to back up their data under Windows 10/8/7 etc with simple clicks. Download it and backup terabytes of data easily.

Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select «File» as the backup mode.

You may have a large amount of vital data to be protected as time goes on, such as documents, pictures, music, and videos, etc. It is always a good habit to have a backup on a regular basis. File Backup is one of the best choices for you to get over unexpected data loss.

Step 2. Select the files that you want to back up.

Step 3. Select a destination to save your backup of the selected files.

You’d better create the backup file in some other storage media or in some other drive. If not, there may be a risk of the backup file getting corrupted or destroyed.

Advanced backup settings are useful when you want to create a flexible and automatic backup plan.

The schedule is to create an automatic backup plan.

Backup options are to edit the advanced parameters.

The Image-reserve strategy is to reserve the limited image as per image retention rule.

Advanced backup settings are for reference only but not a prerequisite for backup.

Step 4. Click «Proceed» to execute your operation.

Solution 1. Download and Install 32-bit Version of Programs on 32-Bit OS

Applies to: Resolve software compatibility issue, download and install 32-bit programs and applications on 32-Bit Windows 7/8/10.

If you want to avoid OS compatibility issues, the best solution is to install the right version of software and applications on the right version of your operating system:

  • On 32-Bit OS: Install 32-Bit Version of Programs
  • On 64-Bit OS: Install 32-Bit Version of Applications

Here are the steps of how to download 32-bit programs on your 32-bit computers:

Normally, if you download programs from the Windows Store, it will automatically list the 32-bit of programs for you.

Step 1. Open Windows Store and search the programs, software, applications that you need.

Step 2. Download and install the found application, program, software on your 32-bit computer.

Step 3. After downloading, run and activate the downloaded 32-bit of apps on your PC.

You can also search the Internet or contact the software producer so as to find the 32-bit version of your program. Simply download it and you can run it immediately.

Solution 2. Upgrade Windows 10/8/7 from 32-Bit to 64-Bit

Applies to: Upgrade 32-Bit of OS to 64-Bit so to install and run 64-Bit Programs.

As some games or programs may not have the 32-bit version. Or you don’t want to waste money to purchase a 32-bit version of the program again.

In this case, you can try this way out — to convert 32-bit operating system to 64-bit. After this, you can install and run the 64-bit programs. Now, you may go through the following two phases to convert and upgrade your Windows 7/8/10 from 32 bit to 64 bit:

Phase 1. Check if Your PC Is 64-bit Compatible

Before you upgrade 32-bit OS to 64-bit, you need to confirm that your computer is compatible with 64-bit in hardware, processor, CPU, driver, etc.

#1. Check if PC Is 64-Bit Capable

Step 1. Open the search menu and search for System Information.

Step 2. Click to open System Information.

Step 3. Click «System Type» to check if your computer is capable of running 64-bit version of Windows.

If you see x64-based PC, then your computer is capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you see x86-based PC, then you can’t install 64-bit OS on the current computer.

#2. Check if Processor Supports Windows 64-Bit

Step 1. Open Settings, click on «System» > «About».

Step 2. Check if the Installed RAM is 2GB or higher.

If the RAM is less than 2GB, we suggest you stay with 32-bit OS.

Step 3. Check if the System type details.

If it reads as x64-based processor, it means that you can upgrade your computer from 32-bit to 64-bit.

#3. Determine Drivers Compatibility

Besides the processor, it also matters to confirm other components, like graphics and sound cards, disk drivers, etc., that are compatible with the 64-bit version of Windows OS.

  • If you are running Windows 10 32-bit and the hardware is new, they are likely compatible with the 64-bit version of drivers.
  • Check your device manufacturer website to confirm if the components have drivers from 64-bit.

After making sure that your PC is relatively compatible with 64-bit of OS, you can now move to the next phases.

Phase 2. Upgrade to Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

Here, we’ll take installing Windows 10 as an example to show you the whole process of upgrading 32-bit OS to 64-bit. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Go to the Microsoft official site to download the Windows 10 media creation tool.

Step 2. Connect an empty USB with at least 8GB to your PC.

Step 3. Double-click to run MediaCreationTool.exe follow the on-screen guidelines to create the Windows 10 64-bit Installation media on USB.

Step 4. Restart PC and set to boot the computer from the USB installation media.

Step 5. Start installing Windows 10 64-bit on your 32-bit computer by setting the language, edition, architecture, etc.

Step 6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installing Windows 64-bit OS on your 32-bit computer.

Solution 3. Use VMware to Run 64-Bit Programs, Application, and Software

Applies to: Running 64-bit OS on a 32-bit computer without reinstalling Windows OS on a VMware machine.

Virtual machines allow you to run an operating system on your desktop computer without replacing the old operating system.

In a word, you can keep both the old 32-bit OS and run a 64-bit OS on the same computer via VMware machine. With a 64-bit OS running in the VMware machine, you can install and run all types of 64-bit programs, applications, and software on the 32-bit computer without any issues.

If you are running a 32-bit OS on 64-bit hardware, then you can do it with VMWare. A 64-bit guest can run on a 32-bit host if the hardware supports it.

Step 1. Pick up and install a suitable virtual machine.

There are several different virtual machine programs you can choose from VirtualBox, VMware Player, VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop.

VMware is widely used by Windows users.

Step 2. Download the 64-bit Windows ISO file and run the VMware machine.

Step 3. Select to install the 64-bit version of OS.

Step 4. Set a hard drive to install the 64-bit OS on.

You’ll be guided through the process by a wizard that first asks which OS you’ll be installing. Just choose the 64-bit version OS, and follow the virtual machine’s direction.

Step 5. Restart the VMware machine once you complete installing the OS.

Step 6. Download and install to run the 64-bit programs, apps, and software on your computer.

After this, you can run the 64-bit programs on your 32-bit computer then.

To Wrap It Up

On this page, we explained why Windows doesn’t allow you to directly run a 64-bit program on a 32-bit computer. We also collected 3 resolutions to help you fix this issue.

Note that no matter which method you decide to use, remember to create a full backup of your important data in advance. EaseUS Todo Backup is good for you to try.

Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

For those who want to stay with Windows 32-bit, downloading and installing a 32-bit version of applications on the computer is the best way out.

If you are familiar with VMware machine, installing a 64-bit of Windows OS via VMware machine in your 32-bit computer is also workable. Then, you can download and run the 64-bit programs on the 32-bit computer.

If your computer supports 64-bit, you can also clean install 64-bit OS on the 32-bit computer. This will be the safest way of making 64-bit programs running smoothly on a 32-bit computer without any issue.

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