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    Default Can a 64-bit computer run a 32-bit windows 7?

    technically can it?

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    I ran Vista 32bit without any problems then upgraded to windows 7 64bit so technically yes it can.

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    Yes. It can.

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    Yes it can Vice versa is not possible though

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    Ok thank you for all your confirmation answers. I suppose this means that I can also install 32bit software like antivirus etc on the win7 32bit whcih I install on my 64bit computer.

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    of course you can and it will run well

    BUT why? if a 64 bit software is available than use it - try the new technology its fast and good

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    Remember too that 32 bit versions of Windows have much lower RAM limitations, so if you want to use 4 gigs or more of Ram 64 bit Windows is much better.

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    yes..u can...just for your interest try this software,"SECURABLE"..it's open source..

    GRC|SecurAble: Determine Processor Security Features|

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    Hardware has been 64-bit capable for many years. It is the software industry that has been lagging simply because 64-bit software ran 32-bit software just fine. The SW makers saw little incentive to develop both 32 and 64-bit versions. Fortunately, that is starting to change.

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    don't worry.
    no problem, i'm sure.

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