Installing 32-bit Components on a Microsoft Windows x64 Platform - Installation

You can install 32-bit components on a Windows x64 computer using one of the following methods.

Preferred Method: Installing Components from the CommCell Console

You can install 32-bit components on a Windows x64 computer using the CommCell Console. No manual preconfiguration is needed on the x64 computer.

See Remote Install - Getting Started for more information on installing components from the CommCell Console. During the installation, when you reach the Enter Additional Install Options page of the install wizard, make sure to select the Install 32-bit instead of default 64-bit packages (Windows X64 only) - This will protect 32-bit applications only check box.

Alternate Method: Configuring the 64-bit Computer

If you want to install 32-bit components on a x64 computer using the installation package created from the Download Manager, you need to configure the registry of the x64 computer as follows:

Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require a reinstall of the operating system. Microsoft does not guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. You must also understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs.

  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor and navigate to the following directory:


  2. Right-click Wow6432Node and click New -> Key. Name the new key as GalaxyInstallerFlags.
  3. Right-click GalaxyInstallerFlags and click New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. Right-click the new value, click Rename, and then type bAllow32BitInstallOn64Bit as the new value.
  5. Double-click the DWORD key, set the Value Data to 1, and click OK.
  6. Close the Registry Editor.

    You can now install 32-bit binaries in the computer.