[Box Backup] VSS on 64bit not working with 32bit binaries

Chris Wilson chris at qwirx.com
Tue Oct 18 20:51:56 BST 2011

Hi Achim,

On Tue, 18 Oct 2011, Achim wrote:

> I tried the latest VSS build we worked on last week (3026 I believe) 
> under 64 Vista Home, and unfortunately it does not work out of the box 
> (as probably could have been expected). I include the details below.
> The reason is that 32bit programs cannot use VSS on 64bit Windows, as 
> explained in this thread [1]

Well, I was hoping that the 32-bit program could run "natively", but I 
guess not.

> I will now try to build a x64 version now and report back on the results.

Unfortunately my Visual Studio Express seems incapable of compiling 32-bit 
code, so unless someone wants to buy me a copy of the full Visual Studio, 
I'm afraid I'm unable to build such binaries myself.

Cheers, Chris.
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