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Is it possible to use a 32-bit driver on 64-bit Windows 7?

Is it possible to use a 32-bit driver on 64-bit Windows 7?

I know it's not possible to install a 32-bit driver in the traditional way, but I really cannot find a 64-bit driver for my memory card reader. Is there anyway I can somehow use this device with a 32-bit driver on a 64-bit Windows 7 installation?

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Guest [Entry]

"Microsoft's answer to your question:

If I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows, do I need 64-bit drivers for
my devices?

Yes. All hardware devices need 64-bit
drivers to work on a 64-bit version of
Windows. Drivers designed for 32-bit
versions of Windows don't work on
computers running 64-bit versions of

To learn how to check for drivers, see
Update a driver for hardware that
isn't working properly or go to the
device manufacturer's website. You can
also get information about drivers by
going to the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Article ID: MSW700010

Source: Windows 7 / 32-bit and 64-bit: Frequently Asked Questions

So you should install a 32-bit OS (virtual or real) to your machine."
Guest [Entry]

Can you use Virtual Windows XP mode in Win 7? I believe that's 32-bit Windows.