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I have a program that is designed for a 64-bit OS, but I only have a 32-bit OS at the moment. Is there any way to convert the program to 32-bit or install the 64-bit program on a 32-bit OS?

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You could run it on an emulator, but it would be incredibly slow. –  Daniel R Hicks Oct 2 '12 at 2:41
The simple solution would be to use the 32-bit version of the program. If there is no 32-bit version of the program then your only choice is to use a 64-vit version of the operating system. ANY Windows 7 License allows you to install either one. –  Ramhound Oct 2 '12 at 11:32

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You can't run them directly on a 32-bit OS, but if the CPU is capable of 64-bit operations (most of recent CPUs are), you can use VMware Player and install a 64-bit guest operating system.

Can I run a 64-bit VMware image on a 32-bit machine?

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No, you need to run it under a 64-bit version of Windows. Alternately, if your hardware supports it you can install Windows 7 x64 in a VM (Virtual Machine) and then run the app on it.

See the following threads for details:

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