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Re: 32-Bit installation in 64-Bit Windows 7 is now showing contextual menu

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:52:27 -0400

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 09:46, Leo Davidson <leonudeldavidson_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19 August 2010 14:31, Andrés More <more.andres_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Later, I realized the 32/64-bits difference and tried a 64-bit
>> installation with worked like a charm.
>> It would be nice to see at least an error notice about this when doing
>> a wrong installation.
> Maybe a warning message would be useful but it's not really an error.
> There are legitimate reasons to install the 32-bit version on a 64-bit
> OS (usually in addition to the 64-bit version), since it enables the
> context menus within 32-bit apps.
> (Easy example to try, the File->Open dialog in 32-bit Notepad:
> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe )
> (I suppose the 64-bit installer could offer both 32- and 64-bit
> versions, though.)

That's been suggested. It would double the size of the 64-bit
installer. My copy of the 32-bit 1.6.10 installer is 19MB - that alone
is a lot to download (and push out to desktops) for some people.

The alternative is offering 3 downloads - 32-bit, 64-bit, and combined
(but I think there might be technical issues with doing a combined
installer, I don't recall exactly). That's just more distribution
trouble and would produce even more questions here, I think.


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