There are three scenarios that exist when developing installations that run on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.
Here are the scenarios:
- A 32-bit application needs to be installed on 32-bit and 64-bit systems. However, there are only 32-bit components to the application. For this, a 32-bit installation is all that is needed.
- An application has both 32-bit and 64-bit components. For this, two installation projects can be used. One dedicated to installing the 32-bit components of the application, and a second dedicated to installing the 64-bit components of the application.
- An application has both 32-bit and 64-bit components. For this, one installation project can be used to build both the 32-bit and 64-bit installations.
I will talk about each scenario in the next three blog posts. For one of the scenarios, I’ll give you specific details that you can use right away.