Migrating from VS2008 x86 to VS2010 x64, what problems can I expect?
Posted on 2010-09-16
We have become very tired of the memory limitations of the x86 platform for development. We currently use Vista 32bit, with 4GB RAM, but still I have memory problems with VS2008, and VS2010 runs out of memory even faster. So we want to switch up to using Windows 7 x64, with VS2010.
We have already migrated the applications from VS2008 to VS2010, and that was relatively painless. However, I am concerned about building our 32 bit apps on the 64 bit platform. I briefly tried this once before with Vista x64 and VS2008 x64, but had some build problems. So gave up and reverted to x86, and the memory limitations.
I am sure there are many people out there using Windows 7 64, and VS2010 64 for developeing 32 bit apps. I just wondered if any of you guys cold give me some tips, things I must do, things I should not do, etc. To make this transistion as painless as possible.