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When my PC ''died'' a few months ago, I got a new computer which has a 64 bit operating system. None of my 32 bit applications will run on it. Most of the apps I used are relatively expensive to repurchase in 64 bit versions. Does anyone have suggestions? (and PLEASE be very specific - I'm not very computer literate). Thanks, Pat

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  • pcradylady Jul 16, 2010

    Thanks for the quick response; if I install the 32 bit system, will I have to reinstall the entire computer? - all apps, data files, etc? THANKS!!

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I suggest taking the 64Bit Disk back to the shop, and ask for the 32bit version, then reinstall windows with this version.

64Bit windows will have this problem , if you do try to use legacy applications on it.

it is the nature of the beast.

you can try to run the program in compatibility mode, by right clicking on the executable, and going to the properties window and ticking the Run in Compatibility mode. sorry i am not near a 64bit machine at the moment, so cannot tell you the exact wording.

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