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Are the Access runtime products 64bit compatible? Options
ColeS
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:47:12 AM

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Both the runtime (97,2000,2002,2003 and 2007) and your application are 32bit. Installing these on a 64bit operating system will result in the following:
1. Anything destined for Program Files on a 32bit machine will be redirected to Program Files(x86)
2. Anything destined for System32 on a 32bit machine will be redirected to SysWow64

This may affect your application in different ways. Any absolute paths (this includes the backend database - you WILL need relinking code) to Program Files of System32 will not complete correctly. You will need to use registry keys or API calls to determine the location of these directories.

64bit OS's are designed to cope with 32bit applications. The converse is not true - 32bit OS's are not designed to cope with 64bit applications. If you or your customers are likely to be using a 64bit system you will either need 2 separate applications or you will need to design your application to cope with both possible scenarios.

We have tested our products in 64bit environments and can confirm that they are 64bit compatible.


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