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Advantages of 32 or 64 bit TCMD in 64 bit Windows 7

Discussion in 'Support' started by Charles G, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Charles G

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    I am shortly picking up a Windows 7 62-bit box from Staples and wndered whart are the advantages of running the 64-bit of TCMD .vs. the 32-bit version of it? Is it that the 64-bit can access more RAM - or is there others?
     
  2. rconn

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    We strongly advise against using the 32-bit version of Take Command in an x64 Windows environment. It offers no advantages, and several disadvantages:
    • It's 10-15% slower than the x64 version.
    • You won't be able to access some Windows directories (because Windows redirects 32-bit apps to different directories), so you won't see or be able to execute some x64 apps.
    • You won't be able to access some registry trees (again, because Windows is redirecting 32-bit apps to different trees).
     
  3. thedave

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    On the topic of this redirection, when using the x64 version, is there any way to detect that this folder would have been redirected for a x86 app and display the x86 folder?

    I run into the annoying situation where a x86 app refers me to a log or configuration setting or something that it sees in one directory, but I have to guess at what directory really contains the files. I'd love to invent a "cdx86" alias that would change me into the directory that a x86 app would see.
     
  4. rconn

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    No - there's no Windows APIs for that.
     

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