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16-bit Program Not Compatible With 64-bit Win7


My specialty business program is not installing on my new computer. The program is 7y/o and there are no new versions. It is 16 bit and the computer is 64 bit windows home premium. I was told to upgrade to windows professional so i could run "windows virtual pc" and windows xp which i have on my old computer. So i upgrade and get the professional. Now i'm told that my brand new computer doesn't have some that of hardware that is required to run virtual pc.

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Will 64-bit Win 7 Run 32-bit Xp Compatible Programs ?

Will 64-bit windows 7 run 32-bit xp compatible programs that are not compatible with 64-bit vista ultimate? I recently bought a new pc with vista ultimate. It's my first 64-bit system (long time xp user). I have encountered big problems with the new 64-bit vista.

Specifically, i have several programs which run on 32-bit xp, but will not run at all on 64 bit vista (vpn checkpoint client, and solidworks 2008 - both non-trivial items used constantly for work). I bought the computer never imagining that i would have problems with these programs.

In vista, the only option i've found to make these programs "work" has been virtual pc. With virtual pc, in your new vista operating system, you can set up a "virtual computer", and install an old operating system on it, where your old programs will work. Installing an old operating system within a new operating system polices the borders of common sense. Too - the programs you install on the "virtual pc" are not free to communicate with the "real" pc. So in the frustrating case of my vpn client, i only see it function in fairyland (i.e. The virtual pc).

I recall a similar issue that arose with the windows 98 transition to xp. I thought xp handled this well with its "program compatibility wizard" (as i believe it was called). Where did this function go? Will it return with w7?


Posted On: 2009-09-27 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-16 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Program Running On 32-bit Window Does Not Work On 64-bit

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Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Installing 16-bit Program On 64-bit Win7

I am trying to load an old 16 bit version of a program called "creatacard". I get an error message which states that i should go to explorer, select cd/dvd and run the program from there. Question: presuming that this means i should go to internet explorer, where do i get option to select cd/dvd?

Posted On: 2010-01-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Update: i tried copying the photoshop file and moving it to the 64-bit folder but it won't let me do so, saying a file is in use somewhere. I do not have any files from this open; i even restarted the computer to completely close anything that might be open and i get the same message. Is this maybe because it does not belong in the program files folder for 64-bit programs? Any other hints on how i can move this program, along with adobe premiere elements (for making videos) that gives me the same message? I have been told these programs would work better running as 64-bit programs so that is why i want to move them.


Posted On: 2011-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-05 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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

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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

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

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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?

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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.

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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 .

Win 7 64-bit - Webcam In Use By Another Program

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Posted On: 2010-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Error When Trying To Install A 32 Bit Program

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Posted On: 2009-10-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Open 64-bit Adobe Program

I bought a new dell xps 8100 64 bit machine. Then i installed my adobe cs4 and lightroom 2. Neither one will open. I am getting run around from dell and adobe techs. Both says its the others problem. Both want me to spent an additional 200 dollars, for software help, after spending 1000 on computer and 1400 for adobe products. I have used both on my old win xp system with no problems ever.

Now buy this great new high tech computer, 64 bit, and now can not use either program. Has anyone else experience a problem with this issue? If so, have you resolved it? Please help if you can. I have already spent over 5 hours on telephone between the two companies since i received my new computer 3 days ago.


Posted On: 2010-04-21 . 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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Just installed a 64 bit version of windows 7 on my pc. Done a memory scan with crucial looking to install more ram but the scan reports that i am still running a 32 bit version. What needs done so it is recognized as a 64 bit? I have 4gb at present.

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

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If i do a clean install of 64 bit win 7, and dual boot my computer with a 32 bit windows vista will the 64 bit os be able to see and read data on the 32 bit drive?

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

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I have two computers with vista home premium 32-bit oem versions on them. I want to upgrade both of them to windows 7 home premium 64-bit versions, without losing any files, folders or programs.

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 am asking because i have seen conflicting answers, such as:-i need to buy the full version (lets be honest, the upgrade price is expensive enough) because it won't let me do an upgrade. This just doesn't seem right.

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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Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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