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Old 06-04-2008
JIP
 
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Google Earth

Hi

I'm buying a new machine soon which will have Vista Home Premium, 64 bit.

One of my favourite programmes is Google Earth, and it's own website says it doesn't work with 64 bit systems (although some users seem to have found workarounds). Is it possible with Vista to tell some programmes to work in 32 bit mode? Or does anyone here already run GE on such a system?

Thanks

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Old 06-04-2008
Carlos
 
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RE: Google Earth

My kids run Google Earth on Vista x64 Ultimate with no problems.
Should apply also to Vista Home Premium.
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Old 06-04-2008
John Barnes
 
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I haven't had any problems with it either. No special install or any other changes.

It works great with Vista x64 (Ultimate) here. Maybe they have problems with certain systems, I'm not sure. But, I don't have any issues whatsoever with it.

Strange, their own website says it doesn't work. Oh well, I'll find out in due course.

Maybe they mean it doesn't run in *pure only* 64 bit mode.
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Old 07-04-2008
miso@sushi.com
 
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Re: Google Earth

At one time it didn't work on X64, but that was years ago. I did check and you are correct that the website says 64 bit OS are not supported. However, in the release note, there is more up to date information:
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- Google Earth supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP-x64.

- Google Earth has been tested on Windows Vista(Beta 2 Build 5308) and is supported (Beta 3 and above has not been tested). To complete the Google Earth install process on Vista using a Standard User account, a Local Administrator password must be used.

- Google Earth does not support Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE,
Windows ME or older operating systems.
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Old 07-04-2008
R. C. White
 
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Re: Google Earth

Google Earth runs fine on my Vista Ultimate x64 SP1, even in IE8 beta 1, except that Google MAPS display is weird in IE8b1. (Several of us have reported this in the IE8 beta newsgroup.)

Actually, of course, Google Earth itself is still beta, according to Help |
about:

<paste>

Google Earth 4.2.0205.5730
Build Date Nov 13 2007
Build Time 17:56:09
Renderer DirectX 8
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
Video Driver 00001002 (00007.00014.00010.00532)
Max Texture Size 4096x4096
Server kh.google.com
User
License Key
</paste>

I don't find the release note that you quoted, but we were testing "Windows Vista(Beta 2 Build 5308)" about 2 years ago.
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Old 08-04-2008
Carol Steele
 
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No problems with Google Earth on my system either (Vista x64 Ultimate) - simply installed it.

It is strangely addictive and I have relived many childhood memories tracking places I once knew and old addresses where I once lived.

And my grandson loves it! He'll be 5 next week.
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Old 19-08-2010
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Re: Google Earth

5.1.3533.1731 works. 5.2 does not!!!!!
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Old 19-08-2010
Carlos
 
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Re: Google Earth

I tried the newest 5.2 (free version) in two different PC's (Windows 7 x64)
and it works.
Installed it as an upgrade from 5.1.
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Old 19-08-2010
R. C. White
 
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Re: Google Earth

I've been running 5.1.3535.3218. I just accepted and installed 5.2.1.1547.

Both ran/run as 32-bit apps in 64-bit Win7 Ultimate (now using the SP1 beta, but I've been running Google Earth for years in prior versions of Windows, both 32-bit and 64-bit).

I don't see the beginning of this thread. How old is it?
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