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Update Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit To 32-bit


Because of adobe not providing support for 64 bit computers, i am wondering if i am able to update my 64-bit windows 7 to a 32-bit system, and then again reversing it once again when adobe catches up? My update set came with both discs, and i'm using them on the same computer, so is this even possible or even legal?

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Home Premium 64-bit Virtual Pc

I was noticing that virtual pc 2007 is available on the list of student downloads, but there isn't a version that will run on windows 7 64-bit that i can find a link too, which kind of makes me sad since it would solve a lot of the issues im currently having with a c+ class i'm taking, teacher is making us use borland 5. 02 which i cant seem to get to work in windows 7, at least not completely, but anyway i spent most of yesterday and today repartitioning my hard drive and installing vista 32 bit on another section of my drive, but now i have to switch between them since all my visual studio 2008 projects are on my windows 7 partition. If a version of virtual pc 2007 exists for windows 7 home premium 64 bit then please let me know.

Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I thought it was because i didn't have the opk software package. Clearly not the case. Any ideas? I haven't tried re-installing vista yet, but before i left for work this morning i started installing ubuntu on my old hard drive and there were no issues.


Posted On: 2010-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

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Now in os (c:) there are two programs folders, first is "program files" & second is "program files (x86)". I made a search in google for this and came to know that "program files" is associated with 64-bit programs & "program files (x86)" is associated with 32-bit programs.

Before purchasing this system i thought that this system will only run only those programs which are 64-bit & also w7 hp compatible. But now my query is that whether i install any w7 hp compatible program (either 32-bit or 64-bit) to my system?


Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Upgrade From Vista Home Premium 32-bit Failed Installation

I am attempting to upgrade from windows vista home premium 32-bit to windows 7 home premium 32-bit. I obtained this upgrade from a download, and my installation is failing.

At 21% of the way through the "expanding windows files" process, the installation quits with the following message:

"The upgrade was canceled. Any changes that were made to your computer during the upgrade process will not be saved. " And in a bow below that message: "setup can't continue. Your computer will now restart and your previous version of windows will be restored. "

No reason is given for the cancellation of the upgrade. I have, however, run the windows upgrade advisor, which has shown that my computer is fully compatible. All programs that it advised me to remove have been removed. I've also removed all external devices from my computer during the installation.

I fear i may have a corrupted installation file of some kind but am not sure of anything. I'd appreciate if anyone has any suggestions, or has been in this situation before and or knows what to do.


Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Dell inspiron 1545
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Marvell yukon pci-e fast (88e8040)

Cisco eap-fast module version 1. 0. 13
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Being flagged by microsoft advisor i know there is an update version 2. 2, but do i really need this?


Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Bought a hp dv7 just before win 7 came out with promise of an upgrade to win7 when it was launched. When the upgrade disk eventually arrived in feb time we had a guy from hp come and do the upgrade. Unfortunately he had not done one before and was a hardware guy so i do not have a clue what he did but some 7 hours later it appears to be working. Unfortunately it seems to be unstable. We have strange things like when opening windows mail and using on closing we have to click on the x twice to close it, the first it appears to close but the second one then closes it.

Also i have just tried to install the latest quickbooks and the pos part locks up, installs okay on the hp i bought with win 7 on already. As part of qb it installs google desktop which causes the entry area in the taskbar to flash and a message keeps coming up that google desktop has had to close down and you need to run it again from the start menu. Tried running a system check package of the microsoft website but it failed with a runtime error. I suspect it is the vista to win 7 upgrade that is the cause or interaction with the hp stuff that gets installed.


Posted On: 2010-08-18 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Home 64-bit Compatibility Issues

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With the star wars game the graphics are messed up but the computers graphics card is more then enough to support it because my computer call support 1080p 3d graphics and the game is not hd or 3d. The "game maker 7" program keeps on reverting to the free lite version from the paid for pro version, but it does not do this on my windows 7 home 32-bit htpc i also have it on, and it also is not showing some of the programs tap tiles, but they are shown on the htpc, so would you know what could be the problem, i know it it something to do with the 64-bit part of the os, but i don't know if it is just that or not. I have also contacted hp and yoyo games (game maker 7), and am waiting to here from them. I would appreciate it if you could at least help me trouble shoot the problem.


Posted On: 2010-07-13 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Home 64-bit Ram Issues

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The issue im having is im trying to upgrade to 8gb or ram on the above mentioned ram sticks but when ever i go above 2 sticks and enter the realms of >4gb ram windows gets as far as the "starting windows" screen and thats it, it wont even play the little animation. The usual hold-down-power for 4 secs to get a power down goes to a single push at this point (unsure if thats relevant).

I have 4 slots and i have tried all the sticks in all the slots (its been a long night). This is all on the back of a new install after something went horribly wrong in the msconfig interface and my machine was stuck in a loop asking if i wanted to repair windows or start normally both would just reboot the machine back to those options.

In the msconfig interface i have unticked the maxi mum memory (an it support told me to tick it and set it to 0 which is how i got the above issue)regarding bios. My bios can see i have 6gb running when i have the 3 sticks in, not even got to 4 sticks yet. But it just seems windows doesn't wanna play ball. Iv never ungraded my bios before as all the warnings signs tell me not to unless its really really needed. I really hope someone can help with this as iv ran out of things to try.


Posted On: 2010-08-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Running Xp 32-bit Driver On Win 7 64-bit Or 32-bit

Ive a roland v-synth midi keyboard usb xp 32bit driver that i want to install on a windows 7 64 bit or 32 bit. Is this possible at all. Or to convert the driver to windows 7. If so how is this done.

Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 64-bit Doesn't Distinguish Between Ie8 64-bit And Ie8 32-bit

Windows 7 64bit doesn't distinguish between ie8 64 bit and ie8 32 bit when attempting to set a default browser using the control panel default programs 'associate' utility. My new windows 7 64 bit pc (luv that i7 920 intel cpu) came installed with both ie8-64 bit and ie8-32 bit (nothing more need be said regarding the absurdity of having to deal with this in the first place - i should have gone with the imac).

Anyway, ie64 bit lacks the flash player cuz adobe hasn't released a 64 bit version yet, per their website. So i can't use ie64 with xm online music stream (et al). Ie32, on the other hand, supports flash player, but won't successfully link to various embedded hypertext links, such as those embedded in an email. My initial solution was to use firefox, which served me well until an application from a local vendor will only work with internet explorer. Sigh.

I've used windows since version 2 back in the 1980s, have become stoic, and can emotionally cope with having to use 3 browsers to get the job done.

However, just for fun, my current burning question is, with two different versions of ie8 (64 bit and 32 bit) installed into windows 7, why doesn't the control panel default applications utility seem to aware of the fact that there are indeed two different versions installed? It lists firefox and internet explorer, but does not differentiate between the two flavors of ie. My goal was to set ie8 64 bit as the default browser temporarily to accommodate the vendor's application.

Fyi, by setting the default, i refer to: control panel | default programs | associate a file type or protocol with a program. Then scroll down to 'http' and click on the change program button. So in my case, firefox and only one instance of internet explorer, with no bit distinction, display as selection options.


Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Xp Mode Is 64-bit Or 32-bit In Win 7 64-bit

I am planning on purchasing win 7 pro & installing the 64-bit version. I intend to make use of the "xp mode" feature if i can install 32-bit printer drivers within the xp mode, as my photo printers have no 64-bit drivers. I currently edit my photography on a win xp pro 64-bit pc, which is networked to a win xp pro 32-bitpc in order to print images. I need to know if "xp mode" is 32-bit - even when installed with the 64-bit version of win 7 pro. I want to be able to convert/edit my photos in win 7 64-bit, then print these images using "xp mode" via the 32-bit driversi intend to installin xp mode- all from the same pc. Is this do-able?

Posted On: 2010-02-18 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I have windows 7 64 bit. I recently changed my video card for an ati radeon sapphire 5770. I had an nvidia before that stopped working. I installed the lastest drivers from ati for win7 64 bit (version 10. 5) after uninstalling those from nvidia. Everything seems to be working fine, but windows keep telling me that there's no drivers installed for my card, even tho i can access the catalyst control center. When i click on the link that windows provide, it always lead to the 32 bit version of win 7. Is it a known problem? Is there something i can do to correct that?

Posted On: 2010-06-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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One issue here is that i plan on multi-booting vista 32-bit and win7 64-bit on the same hard drive without touching the d: partition of the hard drive. I don't know if this is possible, but i'm interested to see if it is.

I've done some research and have found that win7 has many compatibility modes, so maybe i don't need to worry about keeping an installation of vista on my system? I just don't want to be "caught with my pants down" if something were to go wrong with win7, like if one of my programs was incompatible or something along those lines.

If i can't multi-boot vista 32-bit and win7 64-bit from the same hard drive, can i do it with 2 hard drives having one os on each hard drive? Or, am i being much too paranoid about this and should i trust microsoft on this one that win7 will not have any large compatibility issues with my most used programs?

For reference, here are some of my most used programs: firefox 3. 5, steam, adobe photoshop (versions 7. 0 and cs3), ie tester (for web development), winamp, trillian (an im and irc program), itunes, skype, mozilla thunderbird (for e-mail), and fraps (in-game video recording software).

I know that this is a lot all at once, but does anyone see any foreseen compatibility issues with any of these programs and win7 64-bit ? I'm also worried about the compatibility of some of my drivers with win7 64-bit, but i've heard that there have been leaps and bounds made with driver compatibility on win7 64-bit (as compared to the mess it was with xp 64-bit). Is this true?


Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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On the xp machine, i installed the 64 bit printer driver via printers and faxes -> server properties - drivers - add driver. I can see the driver there, successfully installed (have rebooted, etc). Despite this, the printer will still not show up when rd session is run. In event viewer, i can see there's an issue with it finding the correct driver.

I've used the terminal server printer redirection tool in the past to solve these problems (tspdrw.exe) which works great. The correct 64 bit driver is not listed as a choice when scrolling through options to reassign the driver. Hopefully that is clear, not sure what i am missing.


Posted On: 2010-03-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Can i use the same family pack license to upgrade both computers to windows 7 home premium 32-bit versions, then upgrade both 32-bit versions to 64-bit versions using the same family pack license?

Will this keep the original files, folders and programs intact? Is this a reasonable process that will get both computers to 64-bit versions? Or should i just upgrade both computers to 32-bit versions of windows 7, and live with it?


Posted On: 2009-10-24 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I would like to set up a dual boot system with windows xp and windows 7. I have 3 hard drives in my system now, one as xp system disc, another for storage and one unallocated that i want to install windows 7 pro(64). I want to leave my xp installation intact for now. I have been trying to research just what i need to do to install windows 7 on that extra drive and i am seeing all kinds of conflicting answers. First, i have all my original operating system disks so i want to purchase an upgrade version of windows 7 pro.

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I have to install xp first on that empty drive before i can install the upgrade version. No mention what-so-ever of the windows 7 checking for a previous version of windows even when viewing detail installation instructions regarding installing windows 7 on a separate drive with xp installed first on another. 95% of installation instructions assume you are just doing an upgrade right on top of the old windows xp installation, maybe 4% a dual boot where you are partitioning a single drive and i think my eyes are starting to bleed from reading and sifting through all the tutorials that don't apply to me lol.


Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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