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Windows 7: 64 bit Control Panel


08 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
64 bit Control Panel

Hi all,

I was wondering why my control panel only shows some programs (ODBC and mail for example) as 32 bit only. I have a 64 bit OS and a 64 bit processor, so why isnt it showing the 64 bit versions of these programs?

Regards
Bidski


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08 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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08 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Wow, is it that bad????

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Bidski
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08 Jul 2010   #4
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Bidski, not showing anything but the 32 bit entries? Or everything including the 32 bit entries? If it is the second that is how it should be as the 64 bit entries will not show as such, they will just be listed by their name.
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08 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

It only shows the 32 bit ones (except for java). Attached a screenshot.


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08 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

That's normal. Many apps do not have a 64bit version. Mine is the same.
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08 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

you are right, many apps do not have a 64 bit version, but I know that ODBC does. I know the file is on my system (C:\Windows\SysWOW64 or something like that). I just want to know why that along with any others arent showing up in control panel.

Regards
Bidski
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08 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post
Hi all,

I was wondering why my control panel only shows some programs (ODBC and mail for example) as 32 bit only. I have a 64 bit OS and a 64 bit processor, so why isnt it showing the 64 bit versions of these programs?

Regards
Bidski
Screenshots would help.
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08 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have shown a screenshot of my control panel, anything else you would like to see?

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Bidski
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09 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bidski View Post
you are right, many apps do not have a 64 bit version, but I know that ODBC does. I know the file is on my system (C:\Windows\SysWOW64 or something like that). I just want to know why that along with any others arent showing up in control panel.

Regards
Bidski
Here is my own control panel:
64 bit Control Panel-control_panel.jpg

It is also likely that ODBC is only installed as 32-bit. You mention that you can see the files for it in "C:\Windows\SysWOW64". Are they also in "C:\Windows\System32" and/or "C:\Windows\System"?

On my machine, the "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" almost echos the contents of "C:\Windows\System"

To be clear "SysWOW64" stand for "System Windows on Windows 64", and is used for compatibility of 32-bit program running on 64-bit Windows.


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