A matter of curiosity

I don’t want or need to so this. I just want to know what would happen and it has probably been asked before but here goes anyway.

I know you can use 32 bit programs in a 64 bit system but what would happen if I was to install a 32 bit driver in a 64 bit operating system.

On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:16:03 +0000, Scott Swinyard wrote:

> I don’t want or need to so this. I just want to know what would happen
> and it has probably been asked before but here goes anyway.
>
> I know you can use 32 bit programs in a 64 bit system but what would
> happen if I was to install a 32 bit driver in a 64 bit operating system.

It probably would not load because the architecture doesn’t match.

Jim


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On 03/15/2013 02:38 PM, Jim Henderson wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:16:03 +0000, Scott Swinyard wrote:
>
>> I don’t want or need to so this. I just want to know what would happen
>> and it has probably been asked before but here goes anyway.
>>
>> I know you can use 32 bit programs in a 64 bit system but what would
>> happen if I was to install a 32 bit driver in a 64 bit operating system.
>
> It probably would not load because the architecture doesn’t match.

It definitely would not load.