Considering going from 64 to 32 Vista

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I've been running Vista Home Premium 64 for a while now but recently I've been considering uninstalling it and going back to Vista 32, it would seem by now that 64 support would be much greater than it is, but way to many times I've run into dead ends, with various applications that still today aren't really 64bit capable.

When an application requires 64bit drivers and they're not available, well with Vista 64 you're dead in the water!

Even die hard 64bit op/sys users know of these things and issues, I know I'm not the only one thats run into these situations too many to name, but definitely enough to consider uninstalling Vista 64 and going back to Vista 32.

Any Comments?
WoW64 (Windows-on-Windows 64-bit) is a subsystem of the Windows operating system that is capable of running 32-bit applications and is included on all 64-bit versions of Windows — including Windows 2000 Limited Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, IA-64 and x64 versions of Windows Server 2003 and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. WoW64 is supposed to take care of all the differences between 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows, particularly involving structural changes to Windows itself.

I been considering installing Vista 64 on the two remaing Vista 32 machines I have. On the AMD 4800X2 I currently have 2 GB RAM and Vista 32, but have cleared up another matching 2GB DIMMs and can move up to 4 gigs now.


Jul 29, 2008
In order for drivers to get WHQL certification, they must submit 64 bit vista drivers, and both must pass in order to get WHQL certification...I'm surprised you're having any problems, I haven't had any.
I haven't had any issues at all running 32-bit applications on my 64-bit desktop. In fact, the only 64-bit app I'm running is my anti-virus... everything else is 32-bit. (Except for the drivers, of course).


Dec 19, 2008
ive been running 64bit for about a month now, and ive had plenty of problems with so called WOW64, which i dont think exists! with certain games ive had to download all patches. also try downloading directx 9 as this will run older games as apparently DX 10 is an entirely different package. what kind of applicants are you having trouble with?

things like antivirus software, if you're downloading - theres normally links for 64bit capable versions.

look around

You should stay over in the appropriate forum. Making the move from Playskool to the cutting edge can be overwhelming when your pants are loaded up.

Theres no sense in insulting woodsy badge, this is really just gathering opinions not starting some kinda war.

For myself I'm [considering not presently doing it yet], but what is wrong with Vista32 that even the suggestive move from Vista64 back to Vista32 seems to inflame you so much, its not like I considered going back to WinXP32?

By the way I am dual booting between Vista64 and WinXP32 simply because some older apps I run work on XP and its convenient to keep XP around and useful.

But my main considerations were since I'm only running 4G of RAM, would I benefit by going back to Vista32, my GOD man I didn't intend to start some insulting arguements, just to get opinions of each systems capabilities.
I won't be going to Newport or Laguna Beachs today. I had a flat last night so my Pilot is up on the jack. I managed to run over a giant piece of metal and have a two inch long sliver of 'angle iron' in the thread of my newly destroyed Michelin. I'm thinking the store won't have it in stock. First time I have destroyed a tire since I broke the A frame on my Pontiac driving down the railroad tracks! LOL. 8)

Driving down the railroad tracks?

Sounds like a story you should elaborate on.

Sorry about the tire, that kind of incident destroys them.

My absolute worst tire incident was blowing a rear tire on my motorcycle at 80mph, did you know in extreme situations your Butthole can bite a hunk out of your seat!

Bad Butthole! :D

The blowout at 80mph was actually true.

To make things even worse, I had a passenger on the back!

The rear end of the bike was all over the highway, jumping from left to right, Didn't drop it though, scared the crap out of me!

Afterwards all my passenger said was how did you keep this bike from going down, my answer? FEAR

That was officially the end of spoked wheels on a motorcycle for me, only mag wheels from that point!

My top speed on my Sportster was 115 MPH! No blowout, but hard to hold on at that speed. Yeah, Got stuck in a ditch and managed to jump the bank on the other side and straddle the left front wheel of the Pontiac inside the railroad track at the top of the embankment. Rode it hard out of there! Well, I have a brand new Michelin All Terrain SUV tire for F-R-E-E! I bought 'road hazard' in March '08 when I bought the set. I couldn't remember if I had Road Hazard coverage. Anyway, brand new tire for a grand total of $19.81! My bottle jack as well as my scissors jack are from 20 years back, before SUVs were made. I knew I would have to when I started and true to form, I had to let the air out of the new tire to get it back under the car with the 16" wheel. May be 17". I used bricks, 2 x 4's. 4 x 2's and some granite I found out back for props to get the jacks higher. To no avail. I was still about 1/2" to short with what I had and had to let the air out to get the tire back on. Better than than taking two men to unleash the spare and put it back the way I found it! haha! 8)

I owned a 1970 Honda Scrambler 100 when I was 15
1967 Kawasaki 250 Samuri
1974 I believe, Honda Scrambler
and a 1974 Harley Davidson Sportster.

I hit the pavement quite a bit. FEAR...haha! Your date with World's Wildest Crashes and Code Blue has been put on hold it appears 8) Good ole times.
Yeah 115 mph will stretch you back when you're sitting in an upright position, fastest I've ever been on 2 wheels was 155+, had on, tennis shoes, jeans, T shirt, and a helment, that was my earlier psychotic days.

I was test driving a bike that the owner was interested in selling me the new racing cam he'd bought and had installed, but had become scared of the thing after it was installed, it was a beast, so I took it out to see what it would do.

Decided to back off when I looked down at the Bicep part of my upper arm and the wind pressure at 155+ was so strong against my arm I could actually see the bone in my arm.

Even though I was having an extreme adrenalin rush and enjoying every second of it, caution and the thought of being picked up and put in baggies won out and I slowed down.

Decided not to buy the cam for my bike, I'd pretty much figured if I did I'd probably kill myself on the thing, that was around 1976, those were the days man!

Wasn't that 1967 Kawasaki 250 Samurai a 2 cycle street bike, with a powerband in the acceleration curve, if thats the bike I'm thinking about its acceleration was amazing'

I've owned a [used] 1974 CB750 Honda and a [new] 1987 VF700 Honda Magna [nicknamed the Super Magna, only manufactured in 1987 and 1988], when I sold the Magna she had 77,000 miles on her, looked brand new, didn't leak, or burn a drop of oil. [Sweet Bike]

I think I see a new jack in your future?
I was a kid and wanted a bike and my dad traded a 30.06 Remington carbine for the 250 Kawasaki Samuri. Yeah, 2 cycle street bike. It was Copper color with low riding street pipes. I had it in Missouri in the dead of winter. The air was so cold, the opening between my glove and the end of my coat sleeve would burn red with the sub zero air. It was 10 degrees below man. If I saw me riding in that weather now I would proclaim, "what an idiot...look!" haha. I took my 100 Honda Scrambler out in the Clark national forest and rode the deer trails with my dad's motley crew of cons back in the early 70's. Met a descendent of th old Cowboy Dalton gang back in them thar hills. Rode a creek bed back to his cabin in the wilderness. My dad drove his '43 Willys. Cowboy Dalton was pullimng guns from everywhere! From under the cushions, behind the furniture, under the sofa, in the pantry behind the dish cabinets...from everywhere. The ceiling crossmembers. Then his wife brought out the pie while Cowboy sawed away down on his fiddle! You believe that. Dalton wouldn't let anybody in his home, much less let anyone even know where it was! He wore his pistol on his side at ALL TIMES! Even when He went shopping! LOL. My dad was part indian, a former marine and He and Cowboy Dalton got along just fine. My dad wore a pistol too! I always thought they would shoot one another! It was great...just great times. I was a teenager, 15 years old.

Oh, I wanted to tell you about my Pontiac. Yeah, it was a '70 lemans Sport 350. Bought it from a cute little Italian gal in St. Louis for like $750. Anyway, I picked my girfriend up off the street. Literally, off the street. She would down all but one shot of a fifth of Jack each evening, sometimes before work. She could never finish the bottle alone. I knew by the level ijn that fifth when she would come at me with a kitchen knife! LOL. I got her a job as a topless dancer in a club I used to go to the friday night fights at! haha! Her big act was to come on stage and find a cowboy hat and wear it on her chest. It was fun until my place turned in to a crash pad for the entire male population of PTs (P***y & T*t*). Then we went camping. I caught her screwing some guy in a cave, in the mud. I was a little upset over the whole thing because the guy was ugly. He was in an accident and was flung clean through the windshield face first and landed on the pavement. Man the dude was one ugly son of a gun. I thought that when He pulled the gun and stuck it in my face! Oh well, I lost the girl and never looked back. I think I insulted him when I told him if he didn't have his five friends standing there with him, I'd stick the gun up his ***! She told me He was her cousin. What did I know. hahahaha!

You know, I had a couple of friends from South St. Louis when we had our harleys. I was hit with baseball bats, blackjacks, you name it, I was hit by it back in those days. Then, I met a gal in college who set me straight man. She ran with the Hell's Angels until she set her house on fire and took off for Hawaii where her familiy was. She lived out here in the hills near santa Barbara Manson's family style She went with Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane and they bought a Rolls Royce in beverly Hills! My girlfriends were tough!!!!!!! hahahahaha!

My uncle had a 750 Honda with like 500k miles on it. He rode it a hundred miles to work and hundred miles back every day for years. I seem to remember it 500K, maybe more. My uncle was a cool guy. He could take your entire '77 Coupe Deville apart and put it back together while you waited! LOL!

The year I graduated from high school three of us knuckleheads had bikes. I had a 350 Honda, my two buddies had a 450 Honda and 350 Kawasaki. We were 18 years old. We rode the wind man 8). The buddy with the 450 just got out earlier this year after serving four of an eight year rap! I wonder what a reunion would be like! hahaha!

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