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Hi Friends,

My friend download nfs run from internet for his system.
I am always fond of nfs so i requested the same and try to install the same in my system.
Actually my friend os is windows xp 32 bit it seems.
But my os is windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
When i try to install it in my system, i end up with this error
Error:
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
What i want to know is.....

What is the reason for this error?
What shud i do, to make this file run in my os?
What is the problem if i do it?
i tried even "Run as administrator" and try to run as compatible with windows xp.
Is there any other way to proceed further...!!!!


Any tips or tricks will be greatly appreciated.
Please help me ASAP.
Thanks in advance.
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 11-Oct-12 16:06pm
   
Not enough information. With both Intel 64-bit instruction-set architectures (to start with, there are at least two, not just "64-bit"), Windows provides compatibility with x86, via WoW64:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WoW64
--SA
Philippe Mori 11-Oct-12 17:46pm
   
You probably need to get the 64 bit version of the program. Some programs need drivers that are specific to the OS in use.
♥…ЯҠ…♥ 11-Oct-12 23:43pm
   
I hope so....!!! but is there any way to convert the application?
Philippe Mori 12-Oct-12 8:18am
   
As far as I can tell, an executable file does not contains enough information to be able to do the convertion automatically. Even with the source code, it might not always be as simple as recompiling for 64 bits...

The simple reason is that you are trying to install an incompatible 32 bit application on a 64 bit Operating System.
Get the 64 bit version of the program. If it is a legal version of licensed software, then the vendor should be able to help you out.
   
The best solution is install 64 bit software at 64 bit and 32 bit software at 32 bit windows.
   
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Dave Kreskowiak 28-Mar-18 8:21am
   
Asked ans answered over FIVE YEARS AGO, with the exact same answer.

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