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  1. #1
    Need 32 bit apps for imac
    Can't find many 32bit apps for iMac 10.6.8

    Help please

    Stev

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    Need 32 bit apps for imac
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    Many apps of that vintage are not going to specifically state whether they are 32-bit or 64-bit. If the system requirements say that the program is supported by 10.6.8 it will probably work. It has been a while since I needed to do this but I think many apps of that vintage supported the following procedure to put themselves in 32-bit mode:

    1. Quit the application if it is running.
    2. Right-click the application's icon and select Get Info from the drop down menu.
    3. Check the box that says Open in 32 bit mode.
    4. Launch the application

    Make sure you select the application icon and not an alias.

    Many apps handle the 32 bit/64 bit question on the fly without user intervention.Are there specific problems you are having with this?
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  3. #3
    32bit aap
    [ my problem is I'm unable to get to download most the system say not 64bit won't let me download so can I get round that

    Steve











    QUOTE=Slydude;1714541]Many apps of that vintage are not going to specifically state whether they are 32-bit or 64-bit. If the system requirements say that the program is supported by 10.6.8 it will probably work. It has been a while since I needed to do this but I think many apps of that vintage supported the following procedure to put themselves in 32-bit mode:

    1. Quit the application if it is running.
    2. Right-click the application's icon and select Get Info from the drop down menu.
    3. Check the box that says Open in 32 bit mode.
    4. Launch the application

    Make sure you select the application icon and not an alias.

    Many apps handle the 32 bit/64 bit question on the fly without user intervention.Are there specific problems you are having with this?[/QUOTE]

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    Need 32 bit apps for imac
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    How about telling us which iMac you have? Year and model.

  5. #5
    ok

    imac 4.1
    intel core duo
    2ghz
    catch 2mb
    memory 2mb
    320 gb hdd
    osx 10.6.8 max

    it just wont let me install always say not suported app 64bit window close same on app store cant dl or install the only one ive got to work is FireFox????

    it runs well and fast the hdd is new put it in my self but problems was on old drive all so.
    triad sparrow to see if i can get some windows apps but that wont install ect

    steve

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    Need 32 bit apps for imac
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    In the old saying ~ something does not compute.

    An iMac 4.1 is a Summer 2001 p urple oriiginal shape iMac which cannot run Snow Leopard as OS X.6.8 is an Intel machine install only. The first Intel iMac, the 2GHz model, is actually 7.1. Nothing Windows will run on it as the process for doing so on an old iMac is simply too slow.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  7. #7
    run Snow Leopard as OS X.6.8 runs very well no problem but the info i gave is what comes up on screen

    steve








    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    In the old saying ~ something does not compute.

    An iMac 4.1 is a Summer 2001 p urple oriiginal shape iMac which cannot run Snow Leopard as OS X.6.8 is an Intel machine install only. The first Intel iMac, the 2GHz model, is actually 7.1. Nothing Windows will run on it as the process for doing so on an old iMac is simply too slow.

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    Need 32 bit apps for imac
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    I thought the iMac 4.1 was the first Intel iMac from 2006.

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    I don't understand what the problem actually is as the iMac4,1 models can run both 63 and 32 bit software as shown:
    http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac...ywords=iMac4,1
    and
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...cd_2.0_20.html for the 20" model.

    And I really question if any download would be able to prevent either one from being downloaded.

  10. #10
    Many thanks for your help and response .

    But yes when I click to install it does say this is not supported buy this model .and same trying to download got me,but runs to good to get rid of.
    What I've now done is put Windows 7 on as well that runs good again 32bit.

    Still don't help me with finding the apps that run on this iMac ...

    Thanks

    Steven
    Last edited by cdrus; 05-29-2016 at 03:57 AM. Reason: Ajustments

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    Need 32 bit apps for imac
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdrus View Post
    Many thanks for your help and response .
    … … …Still don't help me with finding the apps that run on this iMac …
    Thanks
    Steven

    How old do you want to try…??

    You could start here:
    http://vintagemacmuseum.com/resources/mac-software/
    and
    http://www.oldapps.com/mac

    There was one for just much older Power PC apps but I can't find it or recall the name.
    Try with a google search and I assume you have Rosetta installed with your SL 10.6.8 for them to work.



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