Reply 60 of 62, by Jorpho
Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-05-23, 23:30:Jorpho wrote on 2021-05-23, 22:49:Azarien wrote on 2021-05-23, 20:26:
There is one argument for using 32-bit Windows even if a 64-bit version would work on a given machine: better compatibility with older games, ie. fewer problems to solve.
Do you have specific examples in mind where 32-bit Windows 7/8/10 has better compatibility than 64-bit Windows 7/8/10? Other than 16-bit installer issues?
There was a thread about this at Retro pre Windows XP(non 16-bit) games which run on Windows 32-bit but not on 64-bit or vice versa which kind of went nowhere.
Networking ye olde systems ol been.
Are you saying now that 32-bit Windows 7/8/10 has networking capabilities that are missing in 64-bit Windows 7/8/10? (There is of course older networking hardware that wouldn't have 64-bit drivers, but that networking hardware wouldn't be any more capable than newer networking hardware. And that doesn't have anything to do with gaming, as M. Azarien suggests.)