XP Mode in Windows 7 64bit - Is it 64bit or 32bit?

I am planning on purchasing Win 7 Pro & installing the 64-bit version. I intend to make use of the "XP Mode" feature IF I can install 32-bit printer drivers within the XP mode, as my photo printers have no 64-bit drivers.

I currently edit my photography on a Win XP Pro 64-bit PC, which is networked to a Win XP Pro 32-bit PC in order to print images.

I need to know if "XP Mode" is 32-bit - even when installed with the 64-bit version of Win 7 Pro. I want to be able to convert/edit my photos in Win 7 64-bit, then print these images using "XP Mode" via the 32-bit drivers I intend to install in XP Mode - All from the same PC. Is this do-able?

Thanks for any answers.



 
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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 2,670 Applies to:
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XP Mode is 32-bit, whether the host is 32 or 64-bit.

XP Mode is basically XP SP3. XP Mode only has access to USB and serial (COM) ports and is limited to 16-bit graphics display.

You can send the files to a shared folder and then print from that folder in XP Mode.

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XP Mode is 32-bit - even when installed with the 64-bit version of Win 7 Pro.  You can install 32-bit printer drivers in XP Mode.

If the photo printer is connected to another XP PC on the network, you can print to it from XP Mode.

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