I've got a Windows 10 Computer (home edition), which has 4GB of Ram and an i5 processor. I need to run an old 32 bit accounting programme. The vendor said it won't release a 64 bit version (although a 64bit version exists, it's missing key features from the older version).
The programme installs fine, but when I click on the programme icon, it says the programme won't work on a 64 bit system.
What options do I have?
I've done a fair bit of research, but it seems to run up dead ends.
Apparently, this is supposed to let you run 32 bits on 64 bit Windows. However, I am not sure how to install it. I think it's for web servers only. However, this Stack Overflow thread says it can work on Windows 7, but doesn't explain how to set it up (or if it will work on Windows 10).
2) XP mode
A 32bit Windows XP emulator. However, it seems to be for Windows 7 only. Also according to this Stack Overflow thread, you need Windows Professional.
3) Virtual Box Machine
Let's you emulate Windows. Seems overkill for my purposes. Plus I would need to buy a 32 bit Windows license. I think it would run slowly with 4GB of Ram.
4) Partition drive into 32bit and 64 bit versions Apparently, you can use the free tool EaseUS to split the drive into two and then install separate 32bit and 64 bit versions.
Again, seems overkill and it looks like I would need buy a 32 bit Windows 10 license.
Are these my only options?