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Hmm, nobody mentioned Shrew Soft VPN Client yet ? It's a free (as in beer) and cross platform VPN client that compatible with Windows 64 bit. Although free, but support from the author has been great. Currently it doesn't support hybrid xauth+certificate mode but the feature will come soon. Lancom also provides a 64 bit VPN Client for Windows, but IMO they ...


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This is a known bug in Window 7, slated to be fixed in SP 1: http://subversion.wandisco.com/blogs/windows-7-bogus-errorfilecorrupt-error-.html There is now a hotfix available: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982927/en-us http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2498472/en-us


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"uname -m" is the command you're looking for. You can run both 32bit and 64bit on modern intel and AMD processors, so "uname -p" is not going to help you (in addition it mostly doesn't work these days, this here core2 thinks the response to "uname -p" is "unknown"). Looking for existence of /usr/lib64 (as has been suggested) is not going to help you either, ...


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Try OpenVPN (http://openvpn.net/). It's cross-platform, completely free, extremely secure, and once configured it's extremely easy to deploy. I can't confirm whether it specifically targets x64, but the x86 build should work on the x64 architecture. Edit: I should mention that OpenVPN won a "Bossie" in 2007 as the best Open Source VPN. Also, OpenVPN 2.1 ...


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In order to execute an ELF binary linux needs to start a program that decodes ELF, loads dynamic libraries, etc. This program is called program interpreter. The name and full path to the program interpreter is written in the ELF itself For instance $ file /usr/bin/cheese /usr/bin/cheese: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386 $ readelf -l ...


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It's not just for human readability, there are many programmatic reasons to separate 32-bit apps from 64-bit. Consider the "Common Files" folder. If you have a 32-bit app and 64-bit app that use the Common Files folder for a file with the same name, you're going to hose whichever one was installed first. There are also differences in how Windows presents ...


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uname -a and look for x86_64. If you want to know if your CPU can handle 64bit, cat /proc/cpuinfo and look for lm within the flags.


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You require Intel-VT or AMD-V support for your processor in order to run 64-bit Guests. If your processor supports it, it can usually be enabled through the BIOS. If you can't find the option there, chances are it may not be available. Some more reading here


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I found that there isn't simple and absolute answer for questions like yours. Each virtualization solution behaves differently on specific performance tests. Also, tests like disk I/O throughput can be split in many different tests (read, write, rewrite, ...) and the results will vary from solution to solution, and from scenario to scenario. This is why it ...


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Best practices: Whenever you build an AMI (or even set up an instance) always document the exact steps you took to install and configure the software and what data you put on it and where. This has many benefits including making it easy to rebuild the same AMI for a different architecture. Even better, I recommend scripting most or all of the install, ...


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There are security benefits when running a 64 bit version of Windows. Basically Microsoft was able to restart with more of a clean slate and implement some extra safe guards. It is partially enabled by improved hardware support in the 64 bit CPU. Here is a quick list of differences: Support for hardware based DEP. PatchGuard to prevent drivers or ...


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Yes, there is a distinction between 64bit and 32bit regedit. There are both 32bit and 64bit keys in the registry. The default 64bit registry editor will show both of these, the 32bit one only the 32bit keys. You can only edit 64bit registry keys using the 64bit version. You can edit 32bit registry keys in either version You cannot have both versions open ...


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Today Amazon released the news that they support 64-bit for m1.small instances, as well as the new m1.medium instances. Read all about it: http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/03/ec2-updates-new-instance-64-bit-bit-ubiquity-ssh-client.html No, the small instances are 32-bit only while the large/extra large instances are 64-bit, so you need to use ...


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For a server just use the 64bit operating system Back in 2006 there were problems getting device drivers. You're talking about a Virtual Server so that certainly won't apply to you. All the software you want to run will work on the 64 bit operating system just fine The links below are the relevant sections from the Wikipedia page ...


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I had the same problem (using MS Security Essentials). I 'think' it might have something to do with the AV programs monitoring program activity. It seems like that MS SE 'thinks' a malicious script is running and it stops it. I tried disabling 'Monitor file and program activity on your computer' in 'Real-time protection' and it seemed to solve the ...


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On x64 platform, in Windows Task Manager, 32-bit applications will have "*32" appended to their names. So: firefox.exe *32 devenv.exe *32 svchost.exe means that both Firefox and Visual Studio are 32-bit applications, whereas Windows Services Host is a 64-bit app. On x86 platform, it's easy: 64-bit applications won't start. To reply to your last ...


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Yes - if you use InnoDB and have read-intensive workload you can absolutely take advantage of large amounts of RAM [assuming your data set will fit in mem - your server will be blazing-blazing fast]. I'm using MySQL with InnoDB storage on 8-16 GB servers with working set fitting in memory.


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Here is what I found. The 32 bit Procmon.exe contains the 64 bit exe inside it as a binary resource. When the 32 bit exe starts, it extracts the 64 bit version out to a hidden file called Procmon64.exe and then executes that. For some reason this process fails on some Windows 7 installs. I managed to extract the 64 bit exe using Visual Studio 2010. 1. Open ...


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32 bit Windows is limited to max 4 GB of RAM


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VirtualBox can run 64-bit guests on a 32-bit host. You'll need to make sure your processor has hardware virtualization and that it is enabled in the BIOS. You can find some extra information at the VirtualBox Forums


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A 64-bit version of Internet Explorer is available for 64-bit versions of Windows Vista/7. Nobody uses it, primarily because plug-in developers cough Adobe, specifically Flash cough will not bother writing a 64-bit version of their plug-ins, and who will browse the net if YouTube doesn't work? ;) It would work fine for opening large HTML files however. ...


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cliconfig.exe is used in SQL Server 2000, the right tool to be using for SQL Server 2008 is SQL Server Configuration Manager. Nonetheless they both seem to manipulate the same registry keys. For x86: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\Client\ConnectTo For x64: HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\Client\ConnectTo To create a new ...


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An easy way to see if you need more RAM is to chart the Page Life Expectancy perfmon counter. This counter tells you how long SQL Server thinks that data will be kept in the buffer pool before it needs to make room for other data. You want this number as high as possible. With 6 Gigs of RAM installed (you should have SQL set to max out at probably 4 gigs) ...


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I don't think there are any actual Win16 protected mode apps. I understand Windows/286 and above ran in protected mode (called "standard mode" or "enhanced mode" by Microsoft) but the apps were technically real mode apps. I remember reading that it came as a surprise to Microsoft that the Windows team figured out how to run real mode code under a protected ...


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Perhaps it would be worth putting some extra time and effort into researching what is causing the system to swap before spending money on memory? 32GB of memory leaves plenty of available memory even after loading the entire table, the index, and the maximum temp_table into memory. A quick search brought up these two pieces of documentation which might be ...


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So the real question here is that you want to move a profile from one OS install to another, retaining appropriate permissions on the user profile. While registry hacks may work, there's a better way. In the Windows AIK, there's a tool called "User State Migration Tool". Its explicit purpose is moving profiles from one OS to another (upgrading them as ...


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I just tried this free IPsec VPN client, it works well in vista x64 and win 7 RC x64. I was also able to import a cisco .pcf directly into shrew. Just select the pcf file and import. www.shrew.net/software Shrew has supports for windows, linux and BSD There is no need to buy NCP


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Well for a start HyperV is a server 2008 role, and so will not run on XP at all. The bare metal version still becomes the core OS, and isn't hosted by a guest OS. VMWare workstation will host 64bit guests on a 32bit OS though.


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The 945G chipset has a 32-bit memory controller. Typically it reserves 256MB for video memory, and the other 512MB will be used for other resources that use direct memory access (DMA) or memory-mapped I/O. On a 32-bit system you would only be able to access all 4GB (and probably be able to install more than 4GB) of memory if the chipset supported physical ...


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You already answered the question yourself. If you are 100% percent positive not to grow beyond 2GB of RAM usage in the current hardware lifecycle you can stay with 32bit, when the time comes to replace your hardware you will have to reconsider anyway. Given the current hardware market I don't see a real reason not to use 64 bit it will be the safe side in ...



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