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chrisc

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Windows Redstone 4 blocking use of 32bit applications
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:02:39 AM »
Recently I heard that the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 4 will block the use of
32bit applications.  I wonder if this is true or not?

Then I will have to upgrade my software to 64bits.  Please advise. Thanxx

John

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Re: Windows Redstone 4 blocking use of 32bit applications
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 07:40:31 AM »
The world runs on 32 bit Windows. I don't see Microsoft dropping support anytime soon. COM/OLE automation is dying off as Microsoft tries to get people to use .NET. (64 bit candy)

Arnold

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Re: Windows Redstone 4 blocking use of 32bit applications
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 08:07:20 AM »
Perhaps my notebook will give up the ghost until then. It runs like a Beetle Volkswagen. And I cannot keep my fingers off.

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Re: Windows Redstone 4 blocking use of 32bit applications
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 09:46:01 AM »
Support for 32 bit hardware will fade, but not 32 bit software.

NVIDIA is ending support for 32-bit version of Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
https://www.windowslatest.com/2017/12/23/nvidia-ending-support-32-bit-version-windows-7-8-1-10/

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Re: Windows Redstone 4 blocking use of 32bit applications
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 11:20:14 PM »
I still prefer using 32 bit versions of Windows OS but in a VirtualBox. 32 bit hardware emulation and video drivers are supplied by VirtualBox so who cares?

Charles was right on with 32 bit software lives on.

FYI: I only run 64 bit Linux software to host other OS flavors I may need to work with. I have a 64 bit Windows 7 partition on my old laptop but haven't booted it in some time.