Windows – Will running Windows 32-bit virtual machine on 64-bit Windows 7 fix this issue

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I'm trying to run an old game, and oddly the expansion packs to the game only install on 32-bit Windows. I have 64-bit Windows 7, and it won't even let me attempt to install them. If I install a 32-bit Windows operating system on a virtual machine (e.g. XP), should this solve the problem?

Alternatively, is there any way I can trick the installer on the DVD into believing it is on a 32-bit system? I've tried running the game under compatibility mode for XP SP3.

Thanks in advance.

Best Answer

Yes you can install a 32 bit OS as a virtual machine. Please note however, that most VM applications do not support graphical cards, and as such you have no GPU in your VM. If it's a really old application, you might want to try installing dosBox on your own system and running the application from there.

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