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Running 64 Bit script from 32 Bit script - more gracefully?

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Where I work we are nearly fully imbeded in 64 Bit Windows - but not completely.  If I compile a script, I'd like to run the 32 bit version, but invoke the 64 bit version if the appropriate OS is running.

So far this is a sample of what I've come up with.

#RequireAdmin
#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Compile_Both=y
#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=y
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=1.4.0.0
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_requestedExecutionLevel=requireAdministrator
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Run_After=copy /Y "%outx64%" "C:\Temp\*.*"
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

#include <WinAPIFiles.au3>

#Region 64 Bit Switch
If @Compiled AND StringInStr(@ScriptName,'_x64')=0 AND @OSArch='X64' Then
    FileInstall ( 'C:\Temp\64BitTest_X64.exe', @TempDir & '\64BitTest_X64.exe', 1 )
    Run ( @TempDir & '\64BitTest_X64.exe' )
    Exit
EndIf
#EndRegion 64 Bit

OnAutoItExitRegister ( 'MyExit' )

MsgBox ( 0, '@ScriptFullPath - Version', @ScriptFullPath & @CRLF & 'Version: ' & FileGetVersion ( @ScriptFullPath) )

#Region Functions
Func MyExit()
    If @Compiled AND StringInStr(@ScriptName,'_x64') Then
        _WinAPI_MoveFileEx ( @ScriptFullPath, Null, $MOVE_FILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT )
    EndIf
    Exit
EndFunc
#EndRegion Functions

This works fine but there are a couple of minor problems with it - specfically that you have to compile the script twice to get the current version of the script in the 32 bit version via FileInstall.  I'm also not crazy about leaving the 64 bit version in the Temp directory until the next reboot, but it doesn't bother me as much as the needing to compile twice.

Does anyone hae a more graceful way to do this that doesn't require compiling the script twice?

Thanks!

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Yes, compile for x86 only and go away with that.

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Anyone else have a suggestion that's actually helpful?

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Are you doing something in the 64-bit version, that cannot be done when running a 32-bit version on a 64-bit system?  Have a look at "Running under Windows 64-bit Edition."  If you absolutely need to something in 64-bit, then you have no choice but to have two compiled scripts.  

Also, if your worried about the 64-bit script being left in temp, then have it delete itself after it is run.  Have a look at >guinness' _SelfDelete UDF.  

 

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Giving first a valid explanation why you insist on having two separate versions would greatly help us help you.


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There are some APIs that are available only for x64 apps on x64-based systems. I'm not saying that's the case here however.

Btw, some Microsoft's utilities come as x86 executable with embedded x64 version, which is then run for systems that would require it. I believe Sysinternals' process explorer is such utility.


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trancexx,

I'm fully aware of that but I'd say that the vast majority of applications for which users seek the kind of help like this one on this forum rarely have to face such issue. Time has shown that most of the times, people just don't know that general-purpose x86 code runs like magic on a x64 Windows.


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