Advice on windows for new laptop

-durobuilt-, Jul 12, 7:44am
Hi buying a new laptop thinking
Sony VAIO VPCEH18FGB 15.5" I54GB 500GB W7HP Black
question is will Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit run older software i think design for 32 bit or do I get a different version of windows?

lostdude, Jul 12, 7:52am


oclaf, Jul 12, 7:56am
Most software will run. It's pretty much is a try it and see sort of thing.
Googing the programs compatibility with 7 could give you some clues. 7 32b is a little more forgiving too older software than 64.

r.g.nixon, Jul 12, 7:59am
Photoshop Elements has to be version 7 or newer to run on Win7 64bit.
Outlook Express won't run (thank goodness!).
Microsoft Works has to be version 8 or newer.

vtecintegra, Jul 12, 8:09am
In my experience most software runs fine on 64bit versions of 7.

There are exceptions as above, but most have a newer version available that'll work correctly

-durobuilt-, Jul 13, 7:44am
Hi buying a new laptop thinking
Sony VAIO VPCEH18FGB 15.5" I54GB 500GB W7HP Black
question is will Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit run older software i think design for 32 bit or do I get a different version of windows!

lostdude, Jul 13, 7:52am

oclaf, Jul 13, 7:56am
Most software will run. It's pretty much is a try it and see sort of thing.
Googing the programs compatibility with 7 could give you some clues. 7 32b is a little more forgiving too older software than 64.

r.g.nixon, Jul 13, 7:59am
Photoshop Elements has to be version 7 or newer to run on Win7 64bit.
Outlook Express won't run (thank goodness!).
Microsoft Works has to be version 8 or newer.

vtecintegra, Jul 13, 8:09am
In my experience most software runs fine on 64bit versions of 7.

There are exceptions as above, but most have a newer version available that'll work correctly

-durobuilt-, Jul 13, 10:36pm
will win 7 home premium run 32 bit software or do I need professional?

blenheim-trader, Jul 13, 10:41pm
No you don't need professional to run 32bit software

-durobuilt-, Jul 14, 10:36pm
will win 7 home premium run 32 bit software or do I need professional!

blenheim-trader, Jul 14, 10:41pm
No you don't need professional to run 32bit software

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