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changing 64 bit operating system to 32 bit

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    changing 64 bit operating system to 32 bit


    Is there a way to change from 64 to 32 bit. I ran into a problem with running a program from a web site that implied that I needed a 32 bit web browser instead of 64 bit web browser. I did not put the 64 bit browser in so am unaware of how to fix this issue. It is from windows 8.1 x64 based processor ie version 10.1

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    That is a little unusual. Almost (?) without exception, 32Bit programs will run in a 64Bit environment. Have you tried running in compatibility mode? What is the program an website?
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    said I needed 32bit web browser not 64 bit. the program is battlefieldplay4free game client software @ battlefield.play4free.com

    after checking it a second time though before occurring, it states that I need administrator rights to install the software. I have administrator rights enabled when attempting to load the game. well hope someone knows what to do. thanks
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    Did you try with another browser, like Firefox, it's 32 bit.
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    Just tried it with IE and FF. Created an account and logged in - no probs. (64Bit)
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    figured the problem out if I run internet explorer as administrator it allows me to run the online program. otherwise the online program doesn't have the option to run as administrator. I didn't think necessary to change as administrator on ie explorer because I was signed into windows on a administrator account. thanks for the help
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changing 64 bit operating system to 32 bit
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