Re: adobe reader 64 bit does not work with NVDA


On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 11:02 AM, Gene wrote:
This page appears to indicate that Windows 10 can run the 32 bit version but not Windows 11. 

You've somehow overlooked or misread the table on that page.  32-bit software remains supported under all 64-bit versions of Windows, including Windows 11.  And the table for the 32-bit version of Acrobat Reader states it runs under:

Windows 11 (64 bit), Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit) version 1809 or later, Windows 8, 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit and 64 bit), or Windows Server - 2008 R2 (64 bit), 2012 (64 bit), 2012 R2 (64 bit), 2016 (64 bit), or 2019 (64 bit)

Windows 10 is the final version of Windows that has an actual 32-bit version of the Windows operating system, but that's a separate issue.  Most of us are running Windows 10 64-bit unless we have very old hardware, and most will still have been using the 32-bit versions of Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office, and a number of other pieces of software that still "prefer" (for lack of a better way of putting it) to install their 32-bit versions by default and only use 64-bit when explicitly chosen.

It's still pretty much "the general advice" among techs that if a piece of software "has some age on it" and there exist both 32 and 64-bit versions, to install the 32-bit versions for a more trouble-free experience.  I fully expect that this is going to change in the years after Windows 11 becomes common as there will be no reason to focus on maintaining 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and 64-bit will definitely win out as time marches on.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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