Graham emailed me.

by Michael Calkins (Login MCalkins)
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-------------------------------- His email:

Dear Michael,
Many thanks for your most Comprehensive reply.
In particular I am most grateful for it being in a language which even I can understand,
instead of the strange dialects of Computerspeak which normally inhabit these zones.
I now find that I have a 64 bit laptop, though it does have some "x86" files..., (perhaps just a manual),
which had given me the impression that it was 32/64 bit, if there is any such beast.
I am So looking forward to using QuickBasic once again,
which has been considerably hastened by your kind advice.
Once Again, Many Thanks.
Graham McLeod; "RF_Designer".

-------------------------------- My response here:

I'm glad that I could help.

32 bit Windows can run on a 64 bit chip. For example, I am right now running 32 bit Windows XP on an Intel Core 2 chip, which is 64 bit. However, it is probable that you have 64 bit Windows. You can tell by viewing your System properties from Control Panel.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

Click Start, type "System" without quotes, and click "System" in the list.

Please note that QB64 is a compiler for Windows (and Linux and Mac OS X), so it does not depend on DOS emulation. Contrary to its name, it doesn't target Win64, it targets Win32. The name is meant to imply that it will run on 64 bit Windows.

Regards,
Michael

Posted on Nov 25, 2011, 1:32 PM

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