Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

how to run programs on notebook vista and desktop xp

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
i have programs o desktop i want to run on notebook but get error message cannot run on this system.
even if i download new to notebook and they say will run on vista still get error message someting about 32 bits and 64 bits.
  • 0


Grandad Phillip

Grandad Phillip


  • Banned
  • PipPip
  • 94 posts
There are two types of Windows XP & Vista. One type is "32-bit Windows" which most people have, the other type is "64-bit" which can run applications faster if those applications are also "64-bit". However, "64-bit" applications cannot run on 32-bit Windows. You can run only 32-bit applications on 32-bit Windows.

It seems you are trying to install 64-bit software on a 32-bit version of Windows, which is not possible.
You can install & run 32-bit applications on a 64-bit version of Windows, but definitely not vice versa.

Edited by Grandad Phillip, 04 December 2008 - 11:23 AM.

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP