64 bit

  dlguk 19:16 16 Apr 2010

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.

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