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.
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.