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How to run 32 bit application in 64 bit windows operating system

I have an application that I would like to run on a Windows 2008 R2 64 bit Server only problem is the system recommendations says that the application runs only on Server 2008R2 32 Bit. Do you know if there is a way for to run a 32 bit application on a 64 Bit 2008 Server?

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ahmad1467
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QlemoC++ DeveloperCommented:
Usually 32bit application run on x64 systems without making any change. Exception is anything that needs direct access to drivers - e.g. ODBC, serial port cards, etc..
The best way is just to try, if you can do that.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
First, there is no 32 bit edition of 2008 R2.  That's 64 bit only.  The last server version that was 32 bit was 2008 (non-R2)

Otherwise, 32 bit applications (except for driver/hardware related things) should work fine on 64 bit operating systems.  UNLESS the installer is 16bit - 16 bit software cannot be run on 64 bit Windows operating systems but 32 bit generally can.

It might help to know what software you are concerned about.
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ahmad1467Author Commented:
I am looking to run Ipswitch WS_FTP Processional 12.41 Client
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QlemoC++ DeveloperCommented:
Nothing to fear then, it should work fine.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
That is the current version it will run fine
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