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32 to 64 bit driver?


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#1 ray5450

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:30 AM

I'm not sure if I am posting to the correct category.  I chose it because it is about an internal hardware driver...specifically, an internal web cam.

 

Is it possible to modify a driver for a 32 bit system to work on a 64 bit system?

 

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:21 AM

Please post the make and model of the device which the webcam is in.

 

You need to post which version of Windows you are running.  Example:  Windows 7 Pro 64-bit


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:58 PM

Is it possible to modify a driver for a 32 bit system to work on a 64 bit system?

 

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No. 64-bit Windows requires 64-bit drivers.



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:07 PM

 Have you looked at your manufacturer's web site?  That's where I get my drivers when they have them.  If they don't, I'd question whether your hardware will support 64 bit software.

 

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 05:36 PM

ive used 32 bit drivers for some devices on a 64 bit OS with no problem, but others, not so much, its hit and miss. If the manufacturer offers a 64 bit driver use the 64 bit driver.


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:13 PM

+1 with Patriot above; theoretically, 64 bit OS is supposed to be backwards compatible with a 32 bit system, but in real-time it doesn't always work out that way.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:54 AM

The make and model is:  Sony Vaio VGNSZ340.

OS is:  Windows 7 Home Premium.

No, Sony does not have a 64 bit driver.  That is why I am asking this here.

 

I found a website that claims to have made it work per instructions there (without any modification), but I get a different result and the author will not respond.  Therefore, I conclude that claim is not true, and wonder if it can be modified, as I have read where people have modified the .inf file for certain video card drivers to make them work on a 64bit system.

 

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Edited by ray5450, 24 February 2016 - 04:14 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:18 AM

Is this the VGNSZ340P?  

 

If it is, Sony has two drivers for the camera.  There is no designation as to whether it is a 32 or 64 bit driver.  For this reason I suspect that it will not matter for this driver.  These drivers are for Windows XP.

 

You may have a problem finding a driver for Windows 7 for this application.  This computer was released back in 2006 with Windows XP.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:32 PM

I already know that there is not a 64 bit XP driver.   However, if there were, I have seen success in installing a 64 bit XP driver manually.   (I have a copy of the XP 32 bit driver, and also what I believe to be the Vista 32 bit driver.)

 

Since there is not a 64bit driver, I am asking if it is possible to modify a 32 bit driver to work on a 64 bit system.



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:41 PM

No, it can not be modified.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 01:22 AM

All right then.  Disappointing, but that is what I needed to know.  Thanks for the information.

 

However, if that ever changes or someone thinks of something, post here to let me know.






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