I have Windows 7 64-bit and I have an installer for a program, but I want to have the program install the 32 bit version of itself instead of the 64 bit version. Anybody know how to force an installer to think you're running 32-bit windows?

  • great idea! anyone? – studiohack Jul 29 '10 at 4:59
  • Compatibility mode? – user3463 Jul 29 '10 at 5:48
  • Do you have a reason as to why you want to do this? – Thanatos Jul 30 '10 at 4:13

What program is it? Usually there are separate installers for 32bit and 64bit just bundled into one MSI. If it came on a CD try browsing around the disk to find the 32bit installer. If you downloaded it, check your temp folder when you first open the installer or use the MSIEXEC command line options to extract the files into a temp folder.

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