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Lately, a lot of games won't work on my 32 bit OS. They flat out refuse to operate and keep clamoring for a 64 bit counterpart.

Trouble is, reinstalling everything is not an option. I can't even upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.

How do trick these games/programs into thinking I have 64 Bit without installing it? I have the Vista installation CD with me now.

Could I just copy certain 64 bit files from the CD to the 32 bit OS? Is there any sort of patch I can install?

Thank you for reading. smile.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 5/29/13 at 2:35pm
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What games are you referring to? Because 95% of games don't even have 64 bit binaries, and even if they did have a 64 bit binary they almost always have a 32 bit available as well (like Crysis for example). While you can run 32 bit applications on 64 bit Windows, you can't do the opposite ever. There is no file moving or anything you can do to make a 64 bit program run in 32 bit OS. If you are getting errors and things I think there is an underlying issue, maybe corrupt OS or something. I think the only game I know of that is 64 bit only is BF3. edit: no it does have a 32 bit exe
Edited by Dopamin3 - 5/29/13 at 4:54pm
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I can't think of any games that require 64-bit to run; most are 32-bit only or run both 32/64-bit.
You can't move files to make 32-bit be 64-bit. It's a fundamental difference at the base-level of the OS.

What games are you having the problems with?

Also why are you running VISTA-32 bit with 8gb of ram? Just get Windows 7-64 bit. The upgrade will keep all your files/programs...
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If they are 64 bit programs, you have to have a 64 bit OS. No way around that.

Why can't you upgrade to 64 bit?
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Trouble is, reinstalling everything is not an option.

Then neither is a 64 bit OS.
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Lately, a lot of games won't work on my 32 bit OS. They flat out refuse to operate and keep clamoring for a 64 bit counterpart.

Trouble is, reinstalling everything is not an option. I can't even upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.

How do trick these games/programs into thinking I have 64 Bit without installing it? I have the Vista installation CD with me now.

Could I just copy certain 64 bit files from the CD to the 32 bit OS? Is there any sort of patch I can install?

Thank you for reading. smile.gif

That is extremely weird.

I don't think there's a 64bit only game out there right now, Battlefield 4 will be the 1st one if I'm correct, and most games, like it was already mentioned by Dopamin3, don't have 64bit binaries, so it's gotta be something else mate.
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I am assuming you are playing indie games? I am intrigued to find out the reason.
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What games are you referring to? Because 95% of games don't even have 64 bit binaries, and even if they did have a 64 bit binary they almost always have a 32 bit available as well (like Crysis for example). While you can run 32 bit applications on 64 bit Windows, you can't do the opposite ever. There is no file moving or anything you can do to make a 64 bit program run in 32 bit OS. If you are getting errors and things I think there is an underlying issue, maybe corrupt OS or something. I think the only game I know of that is 64 bit only is BF3. edit: no it does have a 32 bit exe
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I can't think of any games that require 64-bit to run; most are 32-bit only or run both 32/64-bit.
You can't move files to make 32-bit be 64-bit. It's a fundamental difference at the base-level of the OS.

What games are you having the problems with?

Also why are you running VISTA-32 bit with 8gb of ram? Just get Windows 7-64 bit. The upgrade will keep all your files/programs...

The games I'm having issues with aren't released games. They're dev demos that only have 64 bit exes.
Like I said, upgrading/reinstalling is not an option.

Let me phrase the question a different way.

Is there any way to get a program to RECOGNIZE my OS as 64 bit without having the features? As in, no actual 64 bit functionality but it's still seeing it as 64 bit.
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have you tried windows compatibility mode?
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have you tried windows compatibility mode?

Yes, I've tried every compatibility mode. It won't go unless the system is recognized as 64 bit.
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