64 bit

  dlguk 19:16 16 Apr 2010
Locked

Hi
I am looking to buy a laptop with Windows7 installed. Can you tell me if all my programs will work with 64bit. I have a lot of elderly progs (like myself :). Also a few new , like office 2007, serif x4 blah blah

Regards, David

Ps which flavour of 7 should I use

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:19 16 Apr 2010
  john bunyan 19:20 16 Apr 2010

I have W7 64 bit. No Prob with Office 2007. Do download and run the MS W7 advisor see here:

  john bunyan 19:21 16 Apr 2010

forgot link:
click here

  mgmcc 19:21 16 Apr 2010

I haven't had a problem installing any 32-bit programs in 64-bit Windows 7. Instead of installing in...

C:\Program Files\

...they install in...

C:\Program Files (x86)\

Where you can run into issues is with hardware, such as printers, where you will need to download the 64-bit drivers.

  dlguk 12:26 17 Apr 2010

Thank you all for your help

  morddwyd 08:00 18 Apr 2010

I have not had to download any drivers.

Windows simply did its own thing.

On my pc, where I installed a retail copy, I had to update the mobo and on board audio, but all installed applications updated automatically.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

See mcbess's iconic style animated for Mercedes-Benz

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Black Friday 2017 : date, sites participants & bonnes affaires