Advice on windows for new laptop

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?

geek_-durobuilt-, Jul 12, 7:44 pm

geek_lostdude, Jul 12, 7:52 pm

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.

geek_oclaf, Jul 12, 7:56 pm

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.

geek_r.g.nixon, Jul 12, 7:59 pm

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

geek_vtecintegra, Jul 12, 8:09 pm

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!

geek_-durobuilt-, Jul 13, 7:44 pm

geek_lostdude, Jul 13, 7:52 pm

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.

geek_oclaf, Jul 13, 7:56 pm

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.

geek_r.g.nixon, Jul 13, 7:59 pm

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

geek_vtecintegra, Jul 13, 8:09 pm

will win 7 home premium run 32 bit software or do I need professional?

geek_-durobuilt-, Jul 14, 10:36 am

No you don't need professional to run 32bit software

geek_blenheim-trader, Jul 14, 10:41 am

will win 7 home premium run 32 bit software or do I need professional!

geek_-durobuilt-, Jul 15, 10:36 am

No you don't need professional to run 32bit software

geek_blenheim-trader, Jul 15, 10:41 am