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We’re excited to announce that the 64-bit OneDrive sync client for Windows is now available as a public preview! Learn more here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/onedrive-sync-64-bit-for-windows-now-in-public-preview/ba-p/2260619. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to add them as comments on the blog post!Anonymous supported this idea ·
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I am looking forward to this as well perhaps for a different reason. I do not have performance issues with the current 32-bit implementation. What concerns me is the number of supporting applications that are still 32-bit living on our 64-bit OS.
I was shocked when I looked and saw that on a fresh start of my machine, I have 28 applications that are still 32-bit; OneDrive is just one of them. A number of support utilities for my system along with things like Google Updater, Intel software (IME) to name just a couple. While things appear to be stable. when I do launch larger 32-bit applications that require memory (I do have some older ones that are valuable), I have gotten out of memory errors and the apps subsequently crash. Obviously the error is somewhat erroneous given I have 16 GB and there's plenty of room left according to task manager. This is a masked issue due to the fact the way 32-bit apps work and that they can only access up to 3GB out 4 GB unless AWE mode is activated for the specific app and it knows how to make use of that feature..
If I recall it took quite some time to get devs to move from 8/16 bit apps to 32 so I imagine this road shall be just as long.