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Monday, October 25, 2010

WinPatrol 19.1 Fixes Missing 64 bit Programs

I haven’t been a big fan of Windows 64 bit systems mainly because it means more work for me as a programmer.  Microsoft spent a lot of time trying to make sure that all 32 bit programs continued to work under Windows 64 bit.

Unfortunately, my WinPatrol program isn’t your normal application. It peers deep into the system and reports back system information which may not be available to most programs.  WinPatrol has continued to run successfully on 64 bit systems but until now Scotty wasn’t getting all the information available in 32 bit applications.

WinPatrol 19.1 Services screen

Thanks to the feedback from our WinPatrol friends who use 64 bit systems and some great documentation from Microsoft Development Network, our new version works as it should.

If you’ve been happy with WinPatrol 19.0 and you’re not a 64 bit user there’s no rush to download the new version.  The only other change is cosmetic. Scotty will now display default icons when a program or file doesn’t have their own icon.  If you do have a 64 bit system, you’ll want to download 19.1 as soon as you can.

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Blogger View from the Solent said...

Hi Bill,
I've just installed 19.1 on Win7 Pro-64. A minor tweak needed. On the services tab I have the 'List non MS services only' box checked. On selecting that tab, all the services are displayed. Uncheck then check gives me non MS only. Closing Scottie's window and relaunching puts me back into all services.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

Hi Bill,

Just installed the update, and I found a minor glitch. After disabling a startup program, the program disappear from the listings instead of simply showing disabled.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you for the comments. I have found a few things that need to be tweaked.
I hope to have a new build released sometime next week.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Bill,

Thanks for new build 19.1. Great visual improvemnt.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,i love WinPatrol PLUS it's a great little program indeed,HOWEVER you definetely need to do something with your 'download website'.İt seems to be constantly turning and turning with no result,making it impossible to download Upgrades.İt's very frustrating,please give it a permanent FİX! Thank you.

12:47 PM  

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