2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2009 12:41 PM by ScottKelley444

    Can I run 32 bit Windows 7 on my new laptop?

    ScottKelley444

      I'm looking for a new laptop.  The HP Envy 13 and Sony VGN-Z890 are a couple that I'm considering - both use Core 2 Duo processors.  Both are only made available from the factory with 64 bit version of Windows 7.  Because I run some old apps and interface with old hardware, I want to run the 32 bit version.  So far I have not been able to get a straight answer from the manufacturers as to whether the 32 bit version will work.

       

      Will it work?

      Are there specific processors or other issues that I need to consider?

      Anybody know if Microsoft will provide a 64 to 32 bit downgrade?

       

      Thanks,

      Scott