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Install 64 bit Software on 32 bit Windows. Please Help.

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    Bahrain
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    Install 64 bit Software on 32 bit Windows. Please Help.


    Can anyone tell me how to install 64 bit Software on 32 bit Windows? I would like to install Adobe Premier Pro on my 32 bit system.

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    Short answer - not possible.
    Longer answer - if your CPU is 64-bit, you may have some luck with a VM software that can emulate a 64-bit environment on a 32-bit host. But I doubt such thing exists.
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    install win 7 or 8 64bit is the only option
    32 bit windows should have died years ago.
    I have been using 64bit for 6 years and haven't had a problem
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    Bahrain
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    I have a Fujitsu A Series Lifebook. It have a 64x Processor. I had a 64x Windows 7 Installed when i Purchased it. To run it do i have to get a 64 bit Windows's Iso and run a VM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    Short answer - not possible.
    Longer answer - if your CPU is 64-bit, you may have some luck with a VM software that can emulate a 64-bit environment on a 32-bit host. But I doubt such thing exists.
    You CAN run VM (VMware player) to install x64 Windows on an x86 windows host.
    You will need a x64-compatible Processor and AMD-V or Intel VT-x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post
    Can anyone tell me how to install 64 bit Software on 32 bit Windows? I would like to install Adobe Premier Pro on my 32 bit system.
    There are a variety of ways. Best until January 31, when the price will go from $39.99 to $199.99, probably is this approach.

    1. Use a 64-bit machine to download a 64-bit ISO using this tutorial: Windows Upgrade Assistant Ė Download and Run. Use the ISO to create an install medium--install disc or install flash drive as shown here: Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO or here UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows depending on your system. Then, use

    How to Do a Clean Install - Windows 8 (Using Install Medium and BIOS) or
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 (Using Install Medium). Restart to install medium if necessary. Follow either With: Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade. Activation is covered in this tutorial. Activation complexities can occur when doing what you want to do, but if one does occur, then overcoming it should not be a big deal. And, there's always phone activation.

    You also could accomplish the needed steps from those posted above if you use the upgrade DVDís that can be ordered while obtaining an ISO using the Windows Upgrade Assistant Ė Download and Run tutorial (even if you only obtain a 32-bit ISO) or if you use the retail upgrade DVDís that can be obtained, for example, via a brick and mortar store. In both cases, you receive two DVD's--a 64-bit DVD and a 32-Bit DVD.
    Last edited by znod; 27 Jan 2013 at 15:45.
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    Bahrain
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    Thanks!! I'll Try That!! I'll Get Started..
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    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post
    Thanks!! I'll Try That!! I'll Get Started..
    Great. Look back; I may have been posting a bit more when you first replied. Good luck. I just focused on your location. Maybe you can't download the ISO. If true, then you'll need to buy the retail DVD's mentioned toward the end of my instructions. Prices are going up January 31st. And, I am assuming your machine is 64-bit capable.

    Just checked the following:

    Is this a worldwide offer?

    The Upgrade Offer is available in the following 140 countries.

    Bahrain is included.
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Install 64 bit Software on 32 bit Windows. Please Help.
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