Attempting to install 32 bit mysql odbc driver on a 64 bit machine

I have a 64 bit windows machine that needs to connect to a 32 bit windows machine running mysql using odbc (OS on both machines is windows 7). I tried installing the 32 bit mysql connector odbc driver on the windows machine, but the registry entries for the new driver don't get created by the installer. Do I just need to add the odbc registry entries manually?
opikeAsked:
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opikeAuthor Commented:
I ended up going with the jdbc driver.
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markloganCommented:
What happened when you tried the 64bit driver on the 64bit machine?

We have MySQL running on a 64bit Linux box and a mixture of 32bit and 64bit Windows machines connecting using the ODBC driver.
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opikeAuthor Commented:
The 64bit driver wont connect to the MySQL instance running on the 32 bit machine.
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markloganCommented:
How can you tell? What is the error message is it returning?

Permission denied?
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yogi4lifeCommented:
I don't think there are any reason to use 32-bit ODBC drivers on your 64-bit machine... The fact that your server is 32-bit should be transparent to the ODBC-clients... Try to use a 64-bit ODBC drivers...
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opikeAuthor Commented:
It gave an error message with something about "mismatched architecture". I'll have to go back and install the 64 bit driver to get the exact wording.

The reason I can tell that the 64 bit driver wasn't connecting to the 32 bit instance was because at that point I only had the 64 bit driver installed.
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markloganCommented:
The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch between the Driver and Application ?

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