How to run a 32bit software on a 64bit computer?

I am about to buy a new PC with Windows 7 home premium they all seem to be with 64bit I have an accounts programme TAS(Sage) and they insist that it would not work on 64 bit, only on 32. Please advise what I can do to overcome this
 

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On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 08:36:22 +0000, Godfather Peter wrote:
 
> I am about to buy a new PC with Windows 7 home premium they all seem to be with 64bit I have an accounts programme TAS(Sage) and they insist that it would not work on 64 bit, only on 32. Please advise what I can do to overcome this
 
 
 
You have the following choices:
 
1. Find a PC for sale that comes with 32-bit Windows 7. They are
getting rarer, but they are possible to find.
 
2. Have a computer built for you without a copy of Windows and buy a
separate copy of 32-bit Windows 7, and install it yourself.
 
3. Buy a PC that comes with 64-bit Windows 7, but buy a separate copy
of 32-bit Windows 7, and install it yourself, replacing the 64-bit
Windows 7.
 
4. Question whether this particular program will not work on 64-bit
Windows, and try it yourself. They may be right that it won't work,
but it's pretty rare that that's the case.
 
5. Buy a different replacement program that will run on 64-bit
Windows.
 
6. Install XP mode on your 64-bit Windows, and run the program there.
 
 
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
 

Ken Blake

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I am about to buy a new PC with Windows 7 home premium they all seem to be with 64bit I have an accounts programme TAS(Sage) and they insist that it would not work on 64 bit, only on 32. Please advise what I can do to overcome this

Hi Peter – Welcome to Microsoft Answers Community.

AFAIK, the 64-bit CPUs are backward compatible with 32-bit (x86), this
allows you to run 32-bit software on 64-bit CPU. Now Windows® 7 (and
Windows Vista™) support this and they include a path on the root-directory.

This is the path: C:\Program Files (x86)\.
Everything that installs under that path is x86 based which means it is 32-bit
software.

For more details:
32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions 

I hope you find this information useful and if you need any further assistance,
please feel free to contact me and let me know.

I hope this information was helpful…

Have a nice day…

Best regards,
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