64-bit incompatibility

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by ergolargo, Jul 5, 2012.

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  1. ergolargo

    ergolargo Registered Member

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    Hi folks

    I have a 32-bit Windows system that gets backed up with Paragon Backup Suite 10. I'm trying today to anticipate future compatibility issues, working on the basis that any failure of the 32-bit system hardware might need to replaced using 64-bit hardware in the future. Presumably I am right in assuming that a 32-bit image would not be able to be restored to new 64-bit hardware? If so, I wondered if there is any functionality in the P2P Adjust OS process that would allow an existing image of a 32-bit system to be restored to a 64-bit system? If not, what is the recommended approach? Is there any other conversion process that can automate this issue to any degree. I realise this might be a bit of an open-ended question, but it is something that has been troubling me for a while, so I was wondering if anybody had any useful experience in addressing this sort of problem?

    Thanks if you can advise!

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  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    Many, many people are running 32-bit Windows and apps on 64-bit capable machines.

    Have a look at:
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/32-bit-and-64-bit-explained.htm

    Of course, when you restore your existing 32-bit image you are still going to have driver issues since the new hardware won't be the same but Paragon is supposed to handle this. Personally, I always look at a new PC as a chance to do a clean install and not bother to reinstall all the junk I don't use any more. If I find later that I need something I didn't reinstall I load it then.

    If you keep the 32-bit Windows then you are stuck at the <4GB memory restriction it it matters. You will also miss out on improved performance if you have true 64-bit apps.

    It also is a good refresher on setting up the OS and apps but certainly it can take some time.
     
  3. wptski

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    How many true 64-bit third party apps are out there? My 64-bit program folder is mostly MS stuff.
     
  4. John Doe Genius

    John Doe Genius Registered Member

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    I have 10 non-MS applications in my "Program Files# folder. Yes, you are right, wptski, I have far more subfolders in "Program Files (x86)".

    But what did seekforever say? "Many, many people are running 32-bit Windows and apps on 64-bit capable machines." Nothing wrong with that statement.
     
  5. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

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    With the P2P adjust there is no way to restore a 32 bit image to a 64 bit system and have it run as a 64 bit OS. it would simply be a 32 bit OS running on a 64 bit compatible system. If you are looking to go to a 64 bit system you will simply need to begin from scratch, there is no way within Paragon to convert a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS.
     
  6. wptski

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    I didn't question that part just the true 64-bit app part. I only have 2 or 3 non-apps. I have more 32-bit apps that won't run under W7 than those few 64-bit apps. I use XP Mode those and the reason I got W7 Pro 64-bit.

    Just wondering, are there far more 64-bit games than productivity apps??
     
  7. seekforever

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    I also wonder about the availability of 64-bit apps so the full benefit of a 64-bit environment can be realized.

    As I said in an earlier thread, for the time 64-bit Windows has been available there still seems to be a lot of problems with it concerning apps and drivers which I find disappointing. When I said this I was speaking in general and certainly not about any Paragon issues.

    It's almost as if 64-bit it isn't being taken seriously and if vendors weren't trying to peddle PCs with over 4GB of RAM it wouldn't even be in the picture.

    Just my opinion!
     
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