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Converting 32 bit to 64 bit

by revolutionmaster / June 5, 2008 10:52 AM PDT

Is there a way to convert to the 64 bit (64 bit core2) XP without buying a new license?

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by ramarc / June 5, 2008 11:04 AM PDT

only vista allows 32bit to 64bit upgrades without charge.

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That's Microsoft...
by revolutionmaster / June 5, 2008 11:14 AM PDT
In reply to: no

Great long-term support... At least I finally have a DX10 excuse Happy

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 11:15 AM PDT
In reply to: That's Microsoft...

The policy has been in effect (upgrade paths, dollars) since XP rolled out. Where you been?

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I didn't take the chance earlier
by revolutionmaster / June 5, 2008 11:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Odd.

because of a lack of support.

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What support was needed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 11:38 AM PDT

The hardware angle is not a Microsoft concern. So what support did you need?

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make 32bit exe run on 64bit windows 7 machine
by son0fhobs / October 10, 2011 2:43 AM PDT
In reply to: no

Greetings, I have a question along the same lines, thus I thought I'd post here.

I have a couple old c++ programs I made back in the day that I'd like to be able to run. I have a 64bit windows 7 machine specifically home premium. The programs are made 32bit and throw an error when I try to run them. They're small, kind of pointless, and almost purely for nastalgia. Hence it's not worth it to me at the moment to set up xp mode, or a virtual machine. At least not just for them. I tried to run the in "compatibility mode" which was ineffective.

A. Is there a way to convert a simple exe to be compatible with a 64bit machine? Even though it stays a 32bit program?

B. I don't think it exists, but is there a way to compile a c++ program online? And if so, compile it in a 64bit format?

C. Do I just need to own up to reality, and get a virtual machine in 32bit?

Thanks for the help! Google, the all knowing oracle, didn't show any results for my several searches, hence why I'm finally posting here.


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Without the error?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2011 3:45 AM PDT

I wonder if you tried DOSBOX.

Why compile online when you can go get a C compiler at and many other places. Even Microsoft let's you have Visual Studio Express for free.

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