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Question about Win7 x64 and 32-bit programs.

Hello. I'm currently looking for a solution to a 32-bit app not working correctly in Windows 7 x64. It is a Cisco VPN client. What are my options? Am I looking at running a VM inside the current OS to support the 32-bit only software, or is there an easier solution?
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alienvoiceCommented:
Have you tried running it in XP compatability mode?

Right click on the program start icon - then properties -  then compatibility - then select the mode you wish to use.
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Chris HeadSenior TechnicianCommented:
It may be worth looking to see if Cisco have a 64bit version to download.
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IT-JesseAuthor Commented:
The VPN Client will not connect even when run in Compatibility Mode for XP SP3. There is a 64-bit VPN Client, however I am told that the site we are trying to connect to supposedly does not support it. So I am stuck trying to get this client to work.

Thank you both for your quick replies :)
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alienvoiceCommented:
We have a similar problem with our DVM project here. Unfortunately for us, we had to use Virtualbox with an XP install to solve our issue until last month, when a Windows 7 update was released. You mght have no option atm the try that.
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IT-JesseAuthor Commented:
I'd like to avoid using a VM. The operators of these things are doctors and they can get finicky if to many steps are involved to accomplish tasks, lol. Thank you for the help so far, but I'd love to hear an angle on this besids using the VM...
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Chris HeadSenior TechnicianCommented:
which version is the client?
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IT-JesseAuthor Commented:
Cisco VPN Client Version 4.6.02.0011
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Chris HeadSenior TechnicianCommented:
Have you tried the later release (4.8)?
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IT-JesseAuthor Commented:
I'm going to try that as soon as the download is complete...
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Alan HendersonCommented:
You need to download "Windows XP Mode" which is available for Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode

If you have Home Premium I think you're stuck with a VM, but I seem to remember that Microsoft supply a free XP VM with VPC.
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IT-JesseAuthor Commented:
I will be installing XP mode in a few moments. "Stay tuned" for the results! :) Thank you.
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alienvoiceCommented:
Good luck.
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IT-JesseAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much. This was the perfect solution. After more research, apparently no Cisco VPN works with 64-bit. This will do nicely for now. Thanks to all for your help!
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