Originally Posted by monkey_05_06
I've always been told that barring very few exceptions 64-bit should be fully interoperable with 32-bit (including programs, drivers, etc.). Can't you simply use them as normal, or set some sort of compatibility settings?
Programs, yes. Drivers, no. Especially drivers that interact with the kernel. The 64bit Windows kernels do not offer any sort of compatibility with 32bit drivers, therefore if you do not have 64bit drivers, you cannot use your device. This is why I was unable to get my EyeToy camera to work under a 64bit OS--because D-Link never released 64bit versions of the compatible drivers (And wanted me to buy a newer camera).