The biggest challenge for 64-bit Windows systems is the fact that existing 32-bit device drivers cannot be used by the 64-bit operating system kernel. I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to using computers and I am learning as I go. I will try the virtual machine again over the weekend and let you know the outcome. If so, how much more would it give me? There are two ways to detect whether your computer is running 32-bit or 64-bit of the Windows Operating System. Most do but there are a large number running in variations of Linux, Unix and a whole raft of other Operating systems. As for your idea that I am stuck in the 80's, you know nothing about me, I can install Nuclear Power-stations and much more complicated systems that maybe you would sit and stare at for years before understanding the complexity and have the ability to install and test. Thanks but, cant install virtual machine as it doesn't work on windows home premium Windows Virtual Machine does work on Windows Home premium.
Also, there is no 16 bit subsystem in Windows 7 64 bit, which means, your applications must be 32 bit only, not 16 bit installer or uninstallers. I cannot run 16 bit software on my 64 bit laptop. If your hardware can run the 64-bit version of Windows, then you should definitely do so. What happens when you try to install virtual machine software, and what software are you using? If you are running an edition other than Windows 7 Professional, the same rules apply, you will have to do a custom clean install and you will need to purchase an upgrade license for Windows 7 Professional: Upgrade pricing: You seem to not know a lot about Windows 7 64 bit or if its something you really need. Stuart You are correct in your assumption that Microsoft have not designed or produced software for the control of Industrial machinery, but, you seem to fail to notice that all computers run on Microsoft software, which, since, if I am correct in my memory and from information I have so far found about the subject, has been unreliable for some time.
It has been left in 16 bit reliable base which has no bugs and can be relied upon for the control of extremely delicate, expensive and sometimes dangerous machinery. I really do appreciate your updates. I have set up forums for people to enjoy and share their pastimes and hobbies. When looking at a netbook consider these objectives: Quality of the screen is important. You could even install Windows 98 in a virtual machine and that will certainly run 16 bit software.
Similarly,the Acer Aspire One expanded on this concept. My only option is to run the. Was having trouble getting either one to see each other on the homegroup network. Lots of old used spare computer parts everywhere! It seems the 30 year old technology has not let us down yet! Looking like my only option will be to buy a crappy old laptop just for certain software. Your computer details will be provided on your monitor, you will see your system version in system type section. Notwithstanding that I don't believe Microsoft ever made any software designed for running industrial machinery.
Thankyou for your time and advice and I will let you know how I get on. I think you might be pleasantly surprised what you can do with 64 bits and a multi core processor. Windows 7 64 bit is more secure too, malicious code cannot easily infiltrate it, drivers are more reliable since they must be signed before they can work with 64 bit Windows 7. Update from Shauntelle: I did the check you suggested and my computer is already running the 64 bit version of Win 7. Right Click on the page and choose properties. I'm not using my laptop to program or run the equipment I am using it to train to program and run them so that I can progress and get a better job.
Netbooks without touch screen technology will be obsoleted by 2013, following the release of Windows 8. There have been advancements in on-board Intel display hardware, but that as good as it will go. Sure, it can get the job done, but there's only so much you can cook up on it. Maybe we can help you sort this out. Do not expect to be playing the latest and greatest games on a netbook any time soon, or even be satisfied by doing so. So anyways, download the advisor, connect to the internet and see if its working or not.
Not given in, just a momentary relapse Net is the opinions of its users. Bit of a contradiction there don't you think? Most of the Computer software do have system requirements for them to perform or run well. Many thanks for your guidance and help, your very kind and it is very much appreciated. They might charge a small shipping and handling fee. I am not quite as stuck in the 80's as you seem to believe.
I quickly reverted back to Vista and feel W-7 is a total memory hog. I am an industrial electrician looking to get into the commissioning of the machines that I build and install as I'm getting a bit long in the tooth now and don't want to be on the tools for much longer. Windows 7 64bit can run 32bit programs as long as their installers are not 16bit, but it cannot run 16bit software. As RogerR says, before i had Windows 7 i downloaded this Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, It must work for you, I found out from it that I'd need a custom install if i wanted to go with 64 bit but I have too much files to risk loosing. Check This: How to Know if Your System Can Run 64-bit Version of Windows? In those circumstances you do need an activation key.