troubleshooting Question

WINDOWS 7, Run 32-Bit programs on 64-bit platform

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Microsoft Legacy OSWindows 7
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I have a Sony VIAO's that shipped with WIN 7 64bit architecture.

It seems that Microsoft have tried to improve the compatibility of 64-bit with 32-bit software on Win 7. However I have software that works on Win 32-bit but when I try to install fails at launch.

Message -
The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

I have noticed a x86 program folder in the root drive…?

So questions -

I.      Is there a work around to install 32bit programs on 64bit ?
II.      Is there any emulation software to make this possible

All help much appreciated

FF
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