64bit versus 32 bit

  querillous 17:24 12 Oct 2010

I am looking to update my laptop. It has windows 64 bit set up. Will my 32 bit programmes work with this new coputer?

  VoG II 17:32 12 Oct 2010


  john bunyan 18:09 12 Oct 2010

Yes, as VoG™ says. In Winows Explorer, 64 bit programmes will be shown in C:/Programme Files. 32 bit programmes will be in C;/Programme Files (x86).

  gazzaho 21:02 12 Oct 2010

It depends... Older programs may have trouble, or refuse to install as they may use a 16 bit installer, but generally, if the programs you use are recent then you shouldn't have any trouble running them.

  querillous 08:57 14 Oct 2010

Thanks for your help and advice. I feel confident in going ahead with a new computer.

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