The system displays a message stating that the application is not a Win32 application. What to do?
Undoubtedly, many users of modernThe "operating systems" of Windows versions of XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 when launching an application encountered the situation when the system itself writes "Not a Win32 application for this and that". The reasons for the occurrence of such a message can be quite a lot, but you can solve the problem using elementary methods.
What is Win32?
To begin with, consider the occurrence of an error,associated with the launch of a program when a message appears informing the user that it is not a Win32 application. What to do, you ask? First of all, do not panic. There is nothing supernatural about this.
Just a Windows system with its standard 32-bitarchitecture or its support does not recognize either the installation file from the distribution (Setup), or the executable file of the program itself (.exe), or the dynamic library (.dll), or even the installed driver of the "iron" device or virtual component.
The very concept of Win32, as it is already clear, refers specifically to the 32-bit architecture, because of which even between operating systems of this category there may be disruptions in operation.
Why does the message appear that the file is not a Win32 application?
The most common situation when there areerrors of this kind can be called the incompatibility of files created in other OSs such as Linux or Mac OS X. It is clear because the executable files or related components have a completely different structure, not to mention the extension, which is not registered in the Windows registry. That's why the system issues the message: "Error: it is not a Win32 application of a certain component or program". Take the same disk image file.
Extensions of the type .nrg, .iso, .cue, etc. Windows recognizes without problems. It is necessary to set the opening of a similar file with the extension .dmg, as the system begins to "swear". This is understandable, because such an extension is provided only for Mac OS X.
In addition to such situations, you can also meet the compatibility problems of the Windows operating systems themselves in different versions and assemblies.
Why is the application not a Win32 program in different Windows operating systems?
If before the corporation Microsofthas specialized exclusively in 32-bit systems, with the advent of a new generation of processors and Windows 7 that support 64-bit architecture, the situation has changed.
Among other things, it is worth taking into account andchange the file system FAT32 to NTFS (NTFS5), and in Windows 8 and 10 - to ReFS. Probably, it is not necessary to explain that an application designed to run in a certain environment (in this case a 64-bit file system and an NTFS or ReFS architecture) will not work in 32-bit systems, as well as in the FAT32 file system (which is practically is very similar).
Developers of new versions of Windows operating systemswent on a one-way path. They left support for FAT32 and 32-bit architecture applications in new versions of the OS, but completely eliminated the compatibility of 64-bit applications and file systems with old standards.
Now let's try to understand in more detail why there is an error informing that some component is not a Win32 application. What should I do to correct the error and how to deal with it?
Damage to the archive or installation distro
One of the reasons, besides the above-mentioned aspects,related to the incompatibility of systems, is the damage to the installation file or archive, which is often enough. The archive, for example, can be, so to speak, under-loaded, it can have a specific password, and so on.
In this case, there is a universal anda simple solution when the system issues a message that some file or program module is not a Win32 application. What to do in this situation? Everything is very simple. You just need to try again to download the file or archive and start the installation or unpacking process again.
Specificity of the problem solution
Sometimes the above method helps, sometimes not. If the problem still remains, you can use a universal and most effective tool, of which few people know. Oddly enough, one of the most trivial methods of fixing this error is to download from the Internet a specialized Win32.reg registry file. After its launch, the system will ask the user about the permission to add data to the registry. You just need to agree to the changes, and then restart the computer.
In some cases, the error may be due tothe presence of an outdated version of the MS Framework. As you already know, in this situation, you just need to update the platform to the latest version. If you have problems using this platform, you need to go into the program settings and change the value of Any CPU (any processor) to x86 (this is just the same as the 32-bit version).
In those situations when the "native" is not perceiveddevice driver, it makes sense to find its updated version, and corresponding to the architecture of the "operating system" itself. Naturally, you can install an x86-type driver into a 64-bit system, but it does not work the other way around. In general, it's better not to experiment, but install the same version in x64 systems right away. This will avoid many problems in the future.
From the above, you can see what happensthe error of such a plan is very often. Well, let's say the component (module) is not a Win32 application. What to do, we considered above. In principle, these are the simplest and most effective ways. Of course, you can still get into the system registry, but inexperienced users do not recommend it. Moreover, the process of manual correction of keys is a serious matter, and it takes a lot of time.
Among other things, it is worth noting separately thatand downloading the registry file can not always help. After all, it is clear that guess the configuration of the system is almost impossible. In this case, it is best to check the integrity of the files themselves and compatibility of platforms such as Microsoft Framework, additional components based on Java, etc. Developers, by the way, may still have problems with the compatibility of SDK platforms for software developers. In general, you can find a solution to the problem. As they say, there would be a desire.