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Running 32bit applications in 64 bit XP.

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When trying to install an older application in 64 XP I either get an error that the application is not compatible or that the application cannot identify the operating system.

I thought that WoW (Windows on Windows) was suppose to take care of such things, but unfortunately doesn't.

I've tried Compatibility Mode but that failed as well.

I was wondering if there is any software (or by changing a bunch of settings) out there that allows you to run older applications on a 64bit operating system.

If that isn't possible, is there a way to "downgrade" a 64bit operating system to 32bit (without risk)?

The two attachments are screenshots of 2 applications (games) that won't work on a 64bit Windows XP but do work on a 32bit Windows XP (one showing that I have windows 98 instead of 64XP :) ) .

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