Installing 32-bit on Vista Ultimate 64-bit

babamalik99babamalik99 Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
I wish to know if there is a way to know how to install a 32-bit application on a 64-bit Window Vista Ultimate, am most times encountering problem. Suugestion is welcome.
Thank you all


  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,159 Admin
    Yes, 64-bit operating systems, such as Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition, do support running 32-bit applications. However, not every driver or component that a 32-bit software application needs to run may be compatible with the 64-bit OS. Non-Microsoft Installer-based installation programs might also have problems on a 64-bit OS, but it is more likely a security permissions issue.

    What 32-bit application are you trying to install? Are you installing it using Administrator privilege? And is it the installer or the application itself that throwing an error?
  • babamalik99babamalik99 Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank for your response, a typical example is trying to install the Microsoft encarta 2007 software in a DVD on the system with the Vista Ultimate. This particular Encarta was installed on my XP Pro Machine b4 the purchase of this Laptop with Vista Ultimate. Thanks
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