What 32 bit programs work on XP x64?

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    Im really curious to see what 32bit programs run on XP 64 bit.I could try it on my XP pc but eh i had enough of reinstalls.
     
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    should be any 32bit program will work on 64

    64 will not work on 32
     
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    "64 will not work on 32"
    Yeah i know,but the PC can run XP 64 bit :) it said in the bios uhhh.. I didnt remember correctly it said 64 bit compatible :)
     
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    it would appear that you can install xp 64bit, :)
     
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    Great that means i can,but i will stay with XP 32 bit since i had enough istalling XP :)
     
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    :) :) :)
     
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    I've found some work, some dont, quite a few offer 32 & 64 versions. I never found antivirus that worked with 64, so I stay offline with 64. <- no a/v plus 8± gigs ram, XP-64 does fly!.
    Tweak 64 bit version, Ultrasearch 64, Iconoid 64, etc, etc,
     
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    Any 32-bit programs that are compatible with XP SP2 should work on 64-bit XP. Not sure if XP x64 still has compatibility with 16-bit programs (AFAIK XP was the last 32-bit MS OS to have native support for 16-bit programs; that got dropped in Vista and hasn't made a reappearance since in any later Windows versions).
     
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    @cornemuse hmmm then why i was able to install avast on xp 64 bit?
    here proof:
     

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    Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition - Service Pack 3, 32-bit

    above from system requirements for avast version 18.6.3983.0

    http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php?system=Windows_XP_x64

    last version for 64 was version 10.......

    are you sure your avast install is not a 32bit install, which will run on 64 but not sure if it is working properly

    All real-time AV scanners employ kernel drivers to hook into filesystem activity. On 64-bit systems this of course needs a 64-bit kernel driver.
     
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    Guess I shoulda said 'a decent antivirus', , , ,
    I have run across some 32 bit stuff that does not work with 64

    (me = xp pro 32 sp3 and xp64 sp2)
     
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    fortunately I just have 32bit :):):)
     
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    So avast is not a decent antivirus? :rolleyes:
     
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    50/50 on avast, if it works for you then that is good, most do not like avast after it started with the many nag screens to upgrade.
     
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