New PC with 64BIT, But all my apps are 32BIT ???

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Imran Majid, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Imran Majid

    Imran Majid Guest

    I've ordered a new (DELL) PC for my office which comprises of Two Dual-Core
    Xeon CPU's, 3GB Ram & 140 GB 15,000RPM SCSI HD. Dell have decided to install
    XP 64bit due to the cpu configuration.

    However, all of my apps are 32bit, my core business applications (which must
    run!!!) are, Intuit Quickbooks (Accounting), MS Outlook 2003 (Email), Actinic
    Catalog (Ecommerce) & a small application designed by the well known courier
    firm in the UK, called TNT Express, it basically creates labels designed to
    go onto shipping boxes.

    I also use MS Publisher 2003 (DTP) and Adobe Photoshop (I don't mind buying
    a new version of this as my current one is several years old). Furthermore, I
    have just recently bought a new anti-virus solution, Norton Internet Security
    2005, I wonder if this will work, and if it does, will it just protect the
    32bit environment?

    Is their a list of 64Bit apps anywhere?
    Imran Majid, Jan 11, 2006
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  2. All of your applications are compatible, don't know about TNT Express,
    Norton is not compatible, you can use an alternative such as Avast!, NOD 32,
    AVG, eTrust 7.1 or Symantec AV 10.
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 11, 2006
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    William Guest

    I think you'll find most of them will work.

    William, Jan 11, 2006
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    jabloomf1230 Guest

    jabloomf1230, Jan 12, 2006
  5. it the printer I would be checking out ,because it will need a 64 bit driver
    to work.
    raymond harrel, Jan 12, 2006
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    Imran Majid Guest

    Thanks for the advice, the machine arrived today and what a chunker it is!!!
    OK, the following apps are working fine (thus far!), MS Office, Intuit
    QuickBooks, Actinic Catalogue & the TNT Despatcher application.

    Those were my main concerns, I've got my HP Laser Printer up and running,
    another HP Laser (small one for labels) up and can print to and see the
    memory cards on our HP all in one machine.

    Theirs two apps that didn't work, firstly was Norton Internet Security, so
    on the advice of a post I downloaded NOD32, although this doesn't have the
    same look or feel at least I've got some security their. The other thing that
    didn't work is a network drive (freecom).

    This is a tad upsetting, basicaly I don't think I can register a NDAS device
    with XP 64bit? The software works, but will not register the device, it's not
    a huge problem as I can share the drive via another computer, however this
    slows the network down somewhat.

    Any advice on that would be appreciated! Cheers.
    Imran Majid, Jan 12, 2006
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