|15 Jan 2013||#1|
32 vs 64 bit software
I have a W7 pro 64 bit machine and have been wondering about 32 bit vs 64 bit software lately.
I have an Apache/MySQL/PHP package and for some reason, my INSERT INTO continues to fail in terms of not being written successfully to a mysql table. I've used the same code for a number of years on an XP machine and never had an issue. Suddenly on my W7-64 machine, there are no apparent errors, it's just not working so I'm wondering if I shouldn't try the 64 bit versions to see if that, in and of itself cures the problem.
Any thoughts on the 32 vs 64 bit software approach?
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|15 Jan 2013||#2|
According to Microsoft, "Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Notable exceptions are many antivirus programs. Device drivers designed for the 32-bit version of Windows don't work on computers running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you're trying to install a printer or other device that only has 32-bit drivers available, it won't work correctly on a 64-bit version of Windows."
32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions
I also went to the Microsoft Compatibility Center and it too says that MySQL Tools (Version 5) should be compatible with 64-bit Windows 7.
Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7
However ... (you knew there was going to be a "however", didn't you? ) Depending on how old your Apache/MySQL/PHP is it may not be fully 64-bit compatible. You could try running it in Compatibility Mode to see if that makes a difference.
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