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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Feb 2005


    Just as Microsoft is planning to integrate Windows Over Windows (WOW64) to run legacy 32-bit drivers on Longhorn, by converting them to 64-bit counterparts, is it possible to run legacy 64 bit drivers on 32-bit Windows? WinXP for example? If it can, can u tell me about how to begin in Visual C++ and VB. NET

  2. #2
    Just Another Geek
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    Jul 2002
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    AFAIK wow64 already runs on the Windows XP 64-bit versions. And it's not really a converter. It's more like a stub, just like wowexec for running 16bit windows applications on 32bit systems (nt/2000/xp).

    And no it not possible to run native 64bit code on 32bit systems. The other way around is possible because of backwards compatibility.
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