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I very much went against this advice, and installed 64 bit
versions of file compression, format conversion, and office
software etc.Even browsers, I was one of the early upgraders to
Firefox 64 bit. Until Reader 64 bit, I had no issues whatsoever
with 64 bit software. Nor did I see any advice with Mozilla,
Microsoft etc against choosing a 64 bit version.
On 10/7/2021 7:29 PM, Brian Vogel
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:
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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