Posts Tagged ‘32 bit’


2014 Software: Do I choose 32 Bit or 64 Bit?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by David Corrales
The question you have to ask when you decide to download the 2014 version of our products is: Which platform do I download? 32 bit or 64 bit? Most people with a 64 Bit OS will probably download the 64 bit version, but is this the correct choice? It may not be, depending on your needs. Here are some factors you need to consider:   1. Do I use Source Control? If you are using a Source Control provider, you have to determine if supports 64 bit or 32 bit only? For example, if you have an existing source…   More »

All SAPIEN Software will be 64 bit

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
With some of our smaller free tools, for example PrimalPad, we started creating 32 bit and 64 bit versions quite some time ago. There is no capacity reason for a text editor to be 64 bit, after all, your script probably won’t exceed 4 GB anytime soon. Users of our current versions know that, PrimalScript 2012 and PowerShell Studio 2012 which are 32 bit executables, fully support 64 bit OS varieties and languages. But there is just something to be said for running software that is native to your operating system. Eliminating subsystem layers and folder redirections are just two…   More »

PrimalScript 2012: What’s new? (Part 5)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by Alex Riedel
As promised last time we take a look at the new version of the Object Browser in PrimalScript 2012. As soon as you click on the PowerShell node you will notice two things: It opens a LOT faster. PrimalScript 2012 loads its information from a cache rather than instantiating a slow starting copy of PowerShell. This will actually come in handy in other aspects, which we will cover later. You see a 32 bit and a 64 bit node. While PrimalScript 2011 already supported both platforms in almost every aspect, the PowerShell browser was a strictly 32 bit affair. Not…   More »

Feature Peek PrimalScript 2011: 32/64 bit debugging

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 by Alex Riedel
You probably already guessed that we did not just stop with executing scripts in either 32 or 64 bit mode. Debugging your scripts in either environment is just as simple. With just the flick of a switch you can launch the 32 or the 64 bit debugger and run, step, examine and probe your variables at your leisure. The screenshots below illustrate how easily you can go from 32 to 64 bit. …   More »

Feature Peek 2011: Bridging the gap, Part 1

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 by Alex Riedel
The question about a 64 bit version of PrimalScript has been raised a few times in our support forum. The question was, however, not really about what platform PrimalScript uses, but what platform the scripts run on. As software transitions from 32 to 64 bit you need a development environment that works on BOTH sides, not exclusively on either side. Many administrators are tasked with supporting legacy 32 bit software and bleeding edge 64 bit server components, some even on the same machine. PrimalScript 2011 will do just that, work on both sides, indifferent to its own "bitness". A little…   More »

Moving to 64 bit: Running a 64 bit PowerShell console inside PrimalScript 2009

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2009 is a 32 bit application, so by default it uses the 32 bit version of PowerShell even on a 64 bit machine for the embedded console. If you are dealing with mostly 64 bit server software you may want to make the embedded shell use the 64 bit version of PowerShell. The default installation of PowerShell under Windows 7 is at C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 And yes, that is still true for PowerShell V2. The system32 folder is mapped to SysWOW64, which is the actual 32 bit version of the that folder. I know, the numbering scheme is a bit confusing.…   More »

Moving to Windows 7: 32 or 64 bit

Monday, October 12th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
Just recently I had to replace the hard drive in a friends notebook. Since everything has to be installed from scratch anyway, the friend asked that I install Windows 7 (RTM for now) and asked if he should go with the 64 bit version. I know a lot of folks recommend that you should immediately go to 64 bit if your processor can run it, but I was a bit more skeptical and installed both and did some test under each OS. The laptop in question is a 2 year old SONY Vaio with a decent screen, new 500GB hard…   More »

Registry access from 32 to 64 bit and back

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
Just recently, I received an email asking how you can access the 64 bit registry from a 32 bit script, or vice versa. The task the individual was facing was to come up with a way to verify installed applications via checking the corresponding Windows Installer registry entries. For a C++ programmer with access to the API, that really is not a big issue. From VBScript, using only WshShell.RegRead that is a completely different story. A quick consult with some fellow script experts revealed that the only real way was using WMI and the StdRegProvider. The main complaint I heard…   More »