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i need to install a 64 bit application on my PC which is running a 32 bit OS of windows 7. my PC is 64 bit capable system. can i install the application?

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You can . If u want a 64 bit pc without purchases, make sure you pc support 64 bit.Then download speccy find your serial number and write It on a page. Then download win 10 media creation tool from microsft. In the setup select 64bit the save it. It will become as iso so you will need to burn it on a DVD. Reboot your pc with the DVD insert then instal it. Then after it will asked u to put a serial number, put the serial number u copy on a page before. Voila u have a win 10 64bit pc

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The application will need to be ran on a 64 bit OS.

This will require you to upgrade your OS to a 64 bit version.

There are alternatives though, VirtualBox, QEMU, are a few virtual machines which will allow you to run 64bit applications on a 32bit host. However, regardless the OS will still need to be a 64bit version install within the Virtual Environment in order to execute 64 bit applications.

Good luck.

  • this is not entirely true - If he has a 32-bit OS but a 64bit capable CPU, then you can use a virtual environment such as virtualbox in order to install the application (will need to virtualize the 64bit OS) - If you have a 32bit CPU, then you will need to upgrade the CPU to a 64-bit one and upgrade then OS to 64bit (or keep the 32bit OS and run 64bit in virtual environment) – Mike Diglio Jul 7 '16 at 15:54
  • Please VTC as a duplicate of Running 64 bit programs on a 32 bit system (and upvote my answer ;p) – DavidPostill Jul 7 '16 at 15:55
  • @MikeDiglio However this will come with a significant speed loss. – DavidPostill Jul 7 '16 at 15:56
  • @DavidPostill oh of course, and I wouldn't do it personally, but it is possible, depending on the application – Mike Diglio Jul 7 '16 at 15:57
  • Trying to understand why this would be potentially downvoted, since it IS an acceptable solution. The OS would NEED to be 64 bit. Whether or not you're virtualizing 64 bit to do that or not. – NotAdmin Dave Jul 7 '16 at 16:02

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