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Hello,

My application was developed in VS2010 (VB.NET) as 64 bit, is there a way to convert it to 32 bit?

Thanks,

Victor
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by:Meir Rivkin
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go to the project properties and change the target platform to x86 (in Build tab):
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by:vcharles
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Will this impact the performance of the application. Thanks,
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by:Meir Rivkin
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it really depends on what your application is doing.
basically, it means that the application is restricted to execution on one processor.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ms241064.aspx
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by:vcharles
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Thanks for the link, are you using VS2010, I don't see the same template for project properties.
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by:Meir Rivkin
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yes i am using vs2010.
right click on the project and choose properties.
then go to the Build tab and change target platform to x86
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I was told that my application could not be used if it's a 64 bit application, the platform of my project under Debug  is x86 which means it is a 32 bit application. Do you have a link that goes into more details between a 64 bit windows computer and an x86 computer? Thanks.
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by:Meir Rivkin
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if u compile it as x86 then it can be run on x32 machines.
what exactly do u need>?
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by:vcharles
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OK, i got it, didn't understand why my application wouldn't work on another computer if it was a 64 bit application. Since it's already a 32 bit application there shouldn't be a problem, last post was to see if you knew a good link to explain more about the diffrence between an x86 (32 bi)t computer and a 64 bit computer.
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Thank You.
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