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Igor Kokarev

How many 64 bit installations of Windows?

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Personally I would prefer only 64-bit for everything - PTE and EXE slideshows.

I understand your point about customers who still have 32-bit Windows. And probably we need to offer two options for EXE shows: 32 bit and 64-bit.

What other members think about this?

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I have used 64bit computers for the past 10 years at least, probably longer, but I can't say I have a feel for how many may still use 32bit. 

I often wonder how long can you make software backwards compatible for the few who may use old computers. The move is towards bigger images, bigger slideshows, the addition and editing of video, 60p Mp4's. People who do that usually have reasonably up to date computers and in any case you can't stop progress because a small minority are out of step. In any change for the better, there are winners and losers, but I vote that the attention is forward, not backwards. IMHO of course

 

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I agree with Barry.

May be a solution would be to continue to maintain PTE 9 for users in 32 bits, with no more evolution.
If someone doesn't want to spend money to go to  64 bits, this person will not want to spend money to go to PTE 10.
There will be very few customers lost by not offering PTE 10 32 bits

There is no need to offer un 32 bit version of exe generated by PTE 10.

As PTE is able to offer good MP4 versions, it is enougth for people who want to stay under Windows 32 bits.

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Question: Shall we all we repeat our statements that we vote for 64bit :)

User nobeefstu may serve his special customers (1, 2 or how many?) using v9 :rolleyes:

 

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It makes sense that PTE 9 is 32 bits. I have a super mini PC that is 32 bit Windows 10. It has no graphics card. If you add new hardware acceleration to PTE 10 the older 32 bit PCs would probably not benefit from this feature so they do not need to use PTE 10. I think "64 bit only" is good enough for the majority of slideshows.

Tom

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All of my computers are running Windows 10 64 bit  except for a notebook which is 32 bit.

John

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On 11/9/2018 at 4:11 AM, Tonton Bruno said:

I agree with Barry.

May be a solution would be to continue to maintain PTE 9 for users in 32 bits, with no more evolution.
If someone doesn't want to spend money to go to  64 bits, this person will not want to spend money to go to PTE 10.
There will be very few customers lost by not offering PTE 10 32 bits

There is no need to offer un 32 bit version of exe generated by PTE 10.

As PTE is able to offer good MP4 versions, it is enougth for people who want to stay under Windows 32 bits.

I have used 64 bit for probably 10 years now as well.  And I believe Bruno's statement above is absolutely correct and a good compromise.  If somebody has only 32 bit, then they can download the older PTE 9 version and still have excellent functionality.

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Personally, my two computers (desktop & laptop), although several years old, both run a 64 bit version of MS/Windows 7.  I believe it is the same with all my friends at the photo club, with many using a more recent M/SWindows 10 installation.

Most of my PTE output concerns photos from my trips and are shown on my 4K TV, for maximum details. This means that I mostly use an MP4 video file (3840 x 2160 pixels) that I copy onto a USB memory stick that I can take almost anywhere for display.  Both my PC graphic cards are unable to support a 4K definition ; I will have to upgrade some time soon.

So for me, let PTE move to the future and provide a 64 bits version for up to date performance.

 

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Congratulations Igor!!! At last, we all we have a 21st century PTE! It deserves... and we deserve!

What time do you expect for final "commercial" version? 3 to 4 months? I mean, for Windows version.

I hope everything will run smooth with this first internal version.

Thanks and best regards,

Jose

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