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Force installation of a x86 package under 64 bit system

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  • Hi,

    The packages of the application I distribute in the Microsoft Store are available for both X64 and X86 architectures.

    In some rare cases, the X86 package works better under a 64 bit system, and I wonder if there's a way for the end users to install that package rather than the X64 package. If it's possible, how can they make that choice?

    Thanks for your help.

    Emmanuel

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:19 AM

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  • Hi Emmanuel,

    >I wonder if there's a way for the end users to install that package rather than the X64 package

    No, if the X86 and X64 packages exist at the same time, the X64 machine will definitely choose to install the X64 package.If you want to control by version number,customer devices will receive the package that has the highest possible version number that they qualify for.So they will choose the highest version of X64 package for their devices.

    If you don't want customers to install your line x64 packages, could you just upload x86 packages?

    Best regards

    Daisy  Tian


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    Thursday, January 31, 2019 3:28 AM
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  • Thanks Daisy for your answer.

    > If you don't want customers to install your line x64 packages, could you just upload x86 packages?

    Forcing everybody to install the x86 package would remove the benefits of running the application in 64 bit.


    • Edited by EPuybaret Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:55 AM Fixed font
    Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:55 AM
  • Hi Emmanuel,

    As far as we know, there is no way for you to force install the x86 package for x64 users. Sorry,we can't show any further help on your issue.

    Best regards

    Daisy  Tian


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    Monday, February 11, 2019 8:41 AM
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