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Posted: 8/3/2009 9:45:31 AM EST
I figured someone in here would know. I got a new laptop with Vista 64 bit but I need to download software for work and 64 bit Vista is not supported yet and the software will not work. I do have an old Windows XP professional disk. Can I install the XP and dual boot with Vista? But I need to make the XP 32 bit. Is that possible? Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 9:47:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 9:48:00 AM EST
Doesnt Vista have a tool to emulate 32 bit software for installation?

Look in Control Panel.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 9:52:22 AM EST
Most of the programs I installed on my Vista 64 bit laptop run in x86 mode. It shouldn't matter.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 9:56:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/3/2009 9:56:42 AM EST by FunYun1983]

Have you actually tried the software in x64?
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 10:00:53 AM EST
I have a few 32bit programs...they just load up in 32bit mode on my copy of Vista 64...
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 10:04:57 AM EST
Most of my computers have more than one OS on them, and the GAG Boot Loader solved all my multi-boot problems.

Link Posted: 8/3/2009 10:06:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/3/2009 10:06:52 AM EST by masfonos]
What's it do when you try to run it?
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 10:13:06 AM EST
I tried to download the software from the company and it kept freezing and not installing. I called the help desk and they were the ones that told me 64bit Vista was not compatible with their programs. I also have Ubuntu installed and partitioned on this computer. Is it possible with have Vista, Ubuntu, and XP all at once? Even if I do install XP how do I know if I have 64 bit or 32 bit XP? Because I thnk 64 bit XP was not supported too and I do not want to waste my time install XP if it will not work.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 12:36:51 PM EST
I don't get how 64 bit isn't supported when it is fully capable of running programs in 32 bit compatibility mode.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 1:34:28 PM EST
does it have to install unsigned drivers during installation?
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