Run 32 Bit Apps on 64 Bit Platforms

With application virtualisation legacy applications can be made available on newer operating system platforms, in particular 64 bit architectures. VMware ThinApp is designed to allow 32 bit application run on 64 bit operating system natively out of the box, however with some applications this doesn’t always work as expected.

Within the ThinApp packager there is an option you can enable that allows the emulation of a 32 bit platform for your virtualised application allowing its use on a 64 bit operating system. The following steps detail how to enable this feature.

Step 1. Before building your application, edit your package.ini file by uncommenting the wow64=0 entry as shown below.

Step 2. Save your package.ini file and built your application.

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