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Will 32 bit apps run without problems in a 64bit Windows OS?

Will 32 bit apps run without problems in a 64bit Windows OS?

Would it be possible to run 32 bit apps without problems on a 64 bit Windows OS? If not, what would be workaround?

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Guest [Entry]

"The general rule of thumb is yes, 32bit apps will work on 64bit operating systems. The common exception to this rule is when the application itself has ""hooks"" to the kernel or needs certain drivers to run - most famously VM softwares - and then it is better to get the native 64bit version.

Also, plug-ins such as Java, in order for it to be compatible with Internet Explorer 64bit, should be in 64bit too.

That said, if you are running a 64bit Windows - always try to find the 64bit version of the app. If none exists, then use the 32bit version."
Guest [Entry]

Most likely. And if not you should be able to shim it to run. It really depends on the program and how much crazy code they put in (such as using undocumented "features")