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XP on an I3/I5/I7

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by don, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. don

    don Flightless Bird

    Can 32-bit XP run on a 64-bit I3/I5/I7 ?

    Will there be any compatibility problems with 32-bit software running on
    Windows 7 ?

    Thanks

    don
     
  2. Barry Watzman

    Barry Watzman Flightless Bird

    Re: "Can 32-bit XP run on a 64-bit I3/I5/I7 ?" ... Yes.

    There are no (--NO--) "64-bit only" x86 processors. Whether you run
    32-bit or 64-bit on a 64-bit CPU is a function of the OS (there are,
    however, some 32-bit only processors).

    The second paragraph your question ("Will there be any compatibility
    problems with 32-bit software running on Windows 7 ?") is vague to the
    point of being unclear. Do you mean under a 64-bit OS or under a 32-bit
    OS? What OS are you running? What OS were the programs written for?

    If the running OS and the OS for which the program was written, AND the
    "bitedness" (we need a better term for that) of the program and the
    native OS do not match, then yes, there is a chance of compatibility
    problems. Doesn't mean that there will be problems, but there could be.
    Even "XP mode" is not a 100.0% guarantee that there won't be any problems.

    don wrote:
    > Can 32-bit XP run on a 64-bit I3/I5/I7 ?
    >
    > Will there be any compatibility problems with 32-bit software running on
    > Windows 7 ?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > don
     
  3. don

    don Flightless Bird

    Barry Watzman wrote:
    > Re: "Can 32-bit XP run on a 64-bit I3/I5/I7 ?" ... Yes.
    >
    > There are no (--NO--) "64-bit only" x86 processors. Whether you run
    > 32-bit or 64-bit on a 64-bit CPU is a function of the OS (there are,
    > however, some 32-bit only processors).


    OK, I did not understand that.

    I am concerned with running my CAD software on W7.

    But, it sounds like it will be OK.

    Thanks for the infomation.


    don
     

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