Alexander E. Gutman wrote:
> Hello, friends.
> I am going to upgrade my operating system (my Windows 2000 becomes
> dangerously obsolete).
> While considering Windows 7 and taking account of the fact that my main
> application is MiKTeX, which version should I choose: 32-bit or 64-bit?
I've been using both MiKTeX 2.7 and 2.8 on Windows Vista/7 64-bit since
October 2008 with no problems (at least none which were MiKTeX-related!).
32-bit applications run fine on 64-bit Windows (using a technology called
Windows-on-Windows) - the only noticeable piece of additional support you
need is 64-bit versions of all Window shell extensions (things like WinRAR,
Vim and so on) but that doesn't affect MiKTeX.
64-bit is the future, but it obviously won't benefit MiKTeX (in present
versions) at all.
MiKTeX 2.8 includes better support than MiKTeX 2.7 for dealing with
User-Account-Control - in essence (for the user who has admin rights), the
error messages in 2.8 are clearer when you've forgotten to start an elevated