64 bit snagit explain please.

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downloaded and installed snagit 13 trial on 64 bit windows 7 but snagit still running on 32 bit exe .












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Rick Stone

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Hi there

I don't believe TechSmith has changed SnagIt to be a 64 bit application, which explains why it installs to the location it does as well as showing 32 bit in your Task Manager capture.

Did you see some advertising anywhere where a claim was made that led you to believe it's a 64 bit application? If so, where did you see it?

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rolf

I do realize and understand you are not the OP on this. So I'm guessing you are aiming to help explain it better. And that's awesome and I applaud your finding and sharing the link.

But in the event that that Yaseen manages to construe your link as meaning that SnagIt is 64 bit, I'll share this screen capture.

For Yaseen this is stressing that there is a vast difference between something being created as 64 Bit and something that is "Supported" on a 64 Bit system. ;)



Cheers... Rick :)
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Oh? I looked at my own PC (which is a 64 Bit machine) and it seems to coincide with the image TechSmith is presenting. My SnagIt is installed in the x86 folder.

As I don't really have a 32 Bit machine handy to look at right now, I might expect that it would look exactly as the diagram is showing because I don't believe 32 Bit installs of Windows even have the (x86) version of Program Files. But maybe I'm wrong.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I'm on Windows 7 but I believe it is still true in Windows 10 (haven't used 10 in awhile)
that there is a Program Files folder and a Program Files (x86) folder.

Starting with Windows Vista, the 64-bit versions of Windows have two Program Files folders. The regular Program Files folder holds 64-bit applications, while "Program Files (x86)" is used for 32-bit applications.

The answer lies in the part you highlighted in your image.

Snagit is currently developed as a 32 bit program

Thus it is installed in Program Files (x86)

That is why in the third image down in the OP post there is no Techsmith folder with Snagit in it.

Here is a read that explains the whole 32/64 bit thing a bit more
https://www.howtogeek.com/129178/why-does-64-bit-windows-need-a-separate-program-files-x86-folder/

Anyways that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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LOL, didn't you basically just state what the image shows?

The Techsmith image states that on a 64 Bit system, SnagIt installs to the x86 folder.



What you posted earlier suggested it was wrong and that on a 64 Bit system SnagIt installs to the basic Program Files folder.

I'm wondering if perhaps you are thinking that there are two Snagit versions? One that is 64 Bit and one that is 32 Bit? And if that were the case, what you described would be accurate. 

But I believe that table is working from the assumption that SnagIt is only a 32 Bit app. And as such, if you are installing on the Architecture listed, then it ends up in one of two places, depending on your Windows Architecture.

And that's my own story. Which may be flawed in its reasoning or by how much alcohol has been consumed! 

Rick :)
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My point exactly,

The TechSmith image is correct. It's not Backwards.

A 64 bit machine installs SnagIt to C:\Program Files (x86) \TechSmith\ SnagIt #

On a 32 machine. C:\ Program files\TechSmith\SnagIt#

Regards,Joe

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Ok, I wholeheartedly stand corrected.

The Architecture heading went right pass me.

Not taking in to account the architecture of the machine and assuming machine are...
well 64 bit nowadays.
Should never assume anything.

If you'll let me,  I'll blame it on too much sun and brewskis

If not all I can say is My bad. I should read things a little better


:)
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