[vbox-dev] Is is possible to use 32bit COM objects in win7 x64?

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Wed Mar 13 07:12:23 PDT 2013

On 09.03.2013 14:06, Michail Snowman wrote:
> Greetings.
> On my Windows 7 x64 I want to use VBox C++ COM API in my 32 bit
> application in VS2012.
> So I have x64 VBox And COM model is in x64 mode.

Thought that COM can handle such differences...

> Can I install 32bit VBox on win7 x64?

That's impossible. Even if you manage to get this installed you will not 
be able to run any VMs. There's a reason why the installer always 
installs the variant which matches the OS bitness variant.


> Or any other ideas?
> Thanks.

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