This article explains how you can run non installable 32 bit programs in 64 bit windows 7 .
Since you can feel the power of Windows 7, it comes on 64bit hardware mostly. If you are buying latest desktop or laptops with windows 7 operating, mostly it will be the 64 bit hardware which I can see in gulf.
Windows 7 supports nicely for 32 bit programs, not like earlier operating systems it not allow to install or run. 64 bit windows 7 supports 32 bit programs to install and run. It creates a separate folder in root drive, called ‘Program Files (x86)’ and copy the all files required to run the 32 bit program. So next time when open 32bit program it calls the executable program file from Program Files (x86) folder and run without any issue with 64bit windows 7.
Also, 32 bit programs system files are installed into C:\ \WINDOWS\ \SysWOW64, and registry keys are placed under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ \Software\ \WOW6432Node of 32bit programs.
These steps applicable for installable programs only.
There are some 32bit programs which come with only one executable file or some files inside a folder and you can run it by just double clicking the .exe file. These programs called non installable programs, how to run them in windows 7 64 bit? It’s very easy. Just copy and paste the single file or the program folder inside Program Files (x86) folder in your root drive.
Run it from Program Files (x86) folder or create a short cut to the executable file. Enjoy.