View Full Version : Will 32 bit programs run on a 64 bit OS

29-09-2012, 01:30 PM
I have recently installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on my computer.
I have always used Windows XP Home Edition 32 bit.
Am I able to install and run 32 bit programs on Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
I've heard about running programs in Windows XP compatible mode.

Your knowledge and experience will be appreciated.

Nick G
29-09-2012, 01:34 PM
32 bit programs can and will run fine in windows 7 64 bit.

29-09-2012, 01:43 PM
If there is a 64 bit edition of a program install that but if not 32 bit ones will work fine. The only problems you can have is with drivers say for graphics cards and printers etc, make sure you install the 64 bit one or else the printer etc may not work.

01-10-2012, 07:06 PM
Thanks that's reasuring.