Am I the only one having problems running BaseCamp in 64 bit, Windows 7?
I have it installed in 3 systems: the 2 32 bit systems work fine, the install on the 64 bit does not.
Tried it on other 2 64 bit systems with the same result: no go.
Interesting enough, Microsoft gave it its "Compatible" seal to run on Windows 7, 64 bit:
Anyone with experience getting it to run on 64bit?
I have vista 64 and downloaded it the other day. It is working fine.
You maybe the only one
I have 3 64Bit Windows 7 machines in the house and all of them will rum Basecamp with no problems. You may want to try running the installation program as an administrator. I didn't need to but you never know.
Also disable your virus software and insure all other programs are closed/not running. Again I didn't have to do that but it does cause problems with some software installations.
I installed it a while back (earlier this year, I think) after getting a new PC with Windows 7 OS. I don't remember now if Garmin had both 32- and 64-bit versions when I downloaded/installed it. But I have not had any problems.
Just a few minutes ago I installed Basecamp Version 3.2.1 On an HP 64 bit quad processor Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 computer.
It installed and works with no problems.
I have no problems running mine on an Alienware PC with Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.
Runs well on my ASUS and Win 7.
However, Garmin told me that Map Source is the preferred SW for automotive GPS.
I had to use Base Camp to import Way Points & Routes from Street Pilot 2610 to Nuvi 2460LMT.
When did Garmin tell you this about MapSource? Maybe they are going to keep it!!!
Is a computer better running 64 bit rather than 32 bit, if 64 is better, then please tell this old bugger why it's better. What are the advantages?
Are you old enough to remember that? Or maybe "Shave and a hair cut - four bits. I am.
Basically the computer can process bigger chunks of data at each cycle of the processing unit and thus can do the processing a lot faster.
Also the path the data travels on is a lot wider so the data can get to where it is going a lot faster.
In other words the computer can run a lot faster.
BTW the original IBM PC in 1980 was 8 bit.
They say not all programs run on 64 bit, so what will run and what wont run? Is there anyway to tell what will run?
….They say not all programs run on 64 bit, so what will run and what wont run? Is there anyway to tell what will run?
Most 32 bit programs will run on 64 bit machines because there is a special area where they are put and dealt with.
Things that do not work are 32 bit device drivers (for printers etc.) and other software that writes directly to the hardware instead of using Windows.
I have even run some old DOS 8 bit software and it worked ok. That is because they are “well behaved “ and use the Windows system to access memory instead of trying to grab it directly at the hardware level.
Microsoft has a list somewhere of software known to work I think, but the best way is to try it.
I predict that within five years all applications will be available in 64 bit, and a few years after that you won't be able to get 32bit versions of those applications.
64bit is now mainstream. Every new PC purchased with Microsoft Windows uses the 64bit version.
Currently an application software writer needs to provide a 32bit version so it will will work on all the 32bit XP and Vista computers. Many will not bother to make a 64bit since the 32bit application can run on 64bit windows.
Remember how Windows 2000 was thrown away? I remember the first problem was that iTunes dropped support. All newer versions of iTunes would not run on Windows 2000. The software developement tools from Microsoft dropped support of Windows 2000.
This will eventually occur to 32bit applications.
Most companies do not bother to make 32bit and 64bit versions of their software. They just make a 32bit version for now.
Look at Firefox. All you can download is the 32bit version. A 64 bit version is in beta and can be downloaded from their "nightly" beta website. It feels like it runs faster.
This new stuff is wonderful and almost mind boggling as to the power per dollar that computers now have.
The old dos machines cost thousands of dollars and have only a tiny fraction of the power a modern $400 machine.
Some times I kind of yearn for the old days when I could do fun things like toggle the A20 line to kick a DOS machine into protected mode.
But then I remember how tedious it was to write those .sys files and create autoexec.bat files to configure memory, install device drivers etc. so the machine would boot up configured for a particular software. (Lotus 1-2-3,dBase IV, Zork II, Freddy Pharkas, Lesiure Suite Larry, etc. all had to have their particular setup.)
My first computer had a whole 8K of memeory, then I upgraded to one with 16K, that was the one we had the most fun on, the kids and I sat at it, wrote the games, got all the bits right then we were able to play the game, it kept the ankle biters busy for hours.
Sounds like my Sinclair 1000 or maybe a Z80 or Z81.
I still have mine but it has gathered dust for a long time.
Writing programs in machine language and pokeing it into memory was about tedious as it gets.
Using the Basic language and using the keys that filled out whole words with one key stroke was a little better.
Yep, got it in one, we had both, we just loved the sinclair, gave my 2 daughters a good grounding in computers, they both have good jobs, I think those early years with basic language gave them a good start it gave them an good eye for small details.
Microsoft will answer your questions with, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions(FAQ).
All I have to do now is see if my old software will run, I only have one which is a must have to check, it's an old version of AutoSketch, I can do without the rest.
It may depend on what version your AutoSketch is. This discussion may be of help:
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