Add x86 platform option to visual studio 2005

Hello ,

I have a client who is upgrading his server to the latest windows server OS with 64bit.

I have an old application  that does not seem to run on 64bit.
The application was built on Visual studio 2005 in VB, I am trying to recompile the application and change the option "Any CPU" to  "X86" but I don't have the option x86 and can't find any place to add a new platform.

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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
32 bit apps WILL run on 64 bit machines.  Your problem is quite likely something else eg. a third party software that is not installed or that will only run in 32 bit mode.

x86 - select the project in the solution tree view, then properties, then the build tab.  The option to select the target processor should be at the top right.

arnololo123Author Commented:
I have to have it in x86 per the requirement here: 

This option x86 is not  there and I don't know how to add it.

AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
Oops, arrowed the wrong place:
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi arnololo123;

According to Microsoft documentation for Visual Studio 2005 to change the platform build edit current or add new you can do this.

Displays the platform on which the desired build must run and lists all of the available platforms for the project. To add a new platform or edit an existing one, choose <New...> or <Edit...> from this drop-down list. The kind of project you are working with determines whether you can add more than one platform and what platforms are available for you to add to the project. When you add a platform for a project, a new project configuration is created.
Microsoft Documentation at Configuration Manager Dialog Box
arnololo123Author Commented:
There is no option to add the platform see attached file
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
No file attached
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
This is on a new project in VS 2005 on a 64 bit PC.
arnololo123Author Commented:
See file attached , I only have "Any CPU" as an option, nothing else.Untitled.png
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
Those are the solution properties.  You need the project (My project) properties.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
is there a reason why you are not using visual studio community and using an obsolete version of Visual Studio? There are security and programming fixes that are not available in previous versions.
arnololo123Author Commented:
How do you access the project (My project) properties instead of the solution properties?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
here you can edit / add compilation targets click on the down arrow and select edit in the next windows you will see AnyCPU .. click on add and you can add x86 or x64

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arnololo123Author Commented:
Thanks it worked
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