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32 bit applicaton programs

by jerrywh1 / July 29, 2012 11:03 AM PDT

I recently brought a lap top with Windows 7 installed. Is there anyway top run 32 bit programs on it?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2012 11:20 AM PDT

My 32 bit applications run just fine on Windows 7 64 bit with some exceptions for Antivirus apps, firewalls and such.

Those I replaced.

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by jerrywh1 / July 29, 2012 8:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Absolutely.

Thanks Bob,
The program I was unable to install is "Links 99." I looked for a similar golf game, but the way you simulate swinging the club is differant in the newer games. To me; thats the heart of the game. I've wasted hundreds of hours playing this game and it's earlier versions, but I enjoy it. It seems that most of the newer games are made for game consoles rather than computers.

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Apparently this title is picky on the video driver.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2012 1:46 AM PDT
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Sorry but I have the barest of clues to work with but do see folk finding that the video driver version matters.

I don't want to upset you but if you wanted to discuss this title and any errors you would need to put that into your posts. BUT if there is a forum specific to Links, you would likely get a faster answer there as I don't have this title.

Back to your question. Most things work with some exceptions. It is rarely a 32 versus 64 bit issue.
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apparently this title is picky on the video driver
by jerrywh1 / July 30, 2012 8:26 AM PDT

It's worse than that. I apoligize Bob, but when I put installation (setup) disk in this Windows 7 machine I got a message telling me that it was a 16 bit program. I know that won't work. Thanks for your time, and the link to the Links fourm.

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I wish we had known about 16 BIT because
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2012 8:31 AM PDT

That's an entirely different discussion. For those I reach out and try.


2. VirtualBox which I can install either a real DOS or some older Windows.

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