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How to Run 32 Bit Applications on a Windows Vista 64 Bit X86 Directory

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Beginning with the release of Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating systems are slowly becoming extremely prevalent in today's market. 64-bit operating systems are poised to eventually replace 32-bit operating systems entirely.

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									How to Run 32 Bit Applications on a
Windows Vista 64 Bit X86 Directory
Beginning with the release of Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating systems are slowly
becoming extremely prevalent in today's market. 64-bit operating systems are poised to
eventually replace 32-bit operating systems entirely. At the present however, 32-bit applications
still vastly outnumber 64-bit applications. Luckily, 64-bit operating systems are capable of
running 32-bit operating systems. In 64-bit operating systems, 32-bit applications are installed to
a second program files folder, named "Program Files (x86)." Programs installed in the x86 folder
can be initialized just like programs installed in the regular Program Files folder.

Difficulty: Easy
Instructions

   1. Step 1

       Open the 32-bit programs folder. Go to Start > Computer > Local Disk (C:), then click on
       "Program Files (x86)."

   2. Step 2

       Open the desired program folder. The executable file for the program will be located
       inside the folder.

   3. Step 3

       Double-click on the file with the ".exe" file extension. As an example, for the QuickTime
       program you would double-click on the "QuickTimePlayer.exe" file. You have now
       successfully run a 32-bit application in your 64-bit operating system.

								
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