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  • Windows 7 x64 Support?


    I'm currently upgrading from Vista x64 to Windows 7 x64.

    Beyond Compare version 2 nicely integrates with Explorer in Vista x64 as a shell extension, as long as you run the 32 bit version of Explorer.

    However, Windows 7 Explorer is 64 bit no matter how you start it. Microsoft removed the ability to run the 32 bit version at the time of release.

    So, my question is this:

    Does Beyond Compare 3 provide a right-click shell extension that works in Windows 7 x64? The shell extension will have to be a 64 bit build to do that.

    What are your plans to move fully up to 64 bits? OS compatibility with 32 bit software is clearly waning.



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    Beyond Compare 3 includes both a 32-bit and 64-bit shell extension. The shell extension in version 3 is fully supported on 64-bit Windows 7.

    If you have version 2, version 2.5.3 also includes 32-bit and 64-bit shell extensions that will work on 64-bit Windows 7.

    Beyond Compare is written in Delphi, which is currently limited to 32-bit applications. Once Delphi adds 64-bit support, we'll look into the possibility of a 64-bit version.
    Chris K Scooter Software


    • #3
      Isn't Beyond Compare compiled with a modified Kylix? I read that somewhere, can't recall where though. But if so, you will never be able to serve a 64 bit build, as Kylix is dead for years, or?


      • #4
        We current use a few 32bit only tools for Linux, but switching these for 64bit alternates is something we are looking into.
        Aaron P Scooter Software