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This Program Requires At Least Windows 2000 With SPTD 1.60 Or Higher. Kernel Debugger Must Be Deactivated

During the process of cleaning up a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 computer that is used in a development environment I started receiving an error during boot. The error window was titled as DAEMON Tools Lite and specified a requirement for a version of Windows greater than Windows 2000 and an application  called SPTD. I later discovered that SPTD stands for SCSI Pass Through Direct which is actively developed by a company called DuplexSecure and used by numerous applications including DAEMON Tools Lite. Below I describe the pop up error message in more detail and how to resolve it by installing the SCSI Pass Through Direct application.

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Windows Tool: Applications Running In 64-Bit 0r 32-Bit Mode, Services x86 or x86_64

I recently purchased a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit which is the first 64-Bit computer I have ever had as my main computer. I have done some work in the past on computers using 64-Bit operating systems but now that I have one there are a lot of questions coming up regarding how applications launch and specifically what mode they are running in. On Windows 7 64-Bit there are two different “Program Files” directories which allow 64-Bit applications to run as well as 32-Bit applications to run. Below I explain how to verify if a Windows service is running in 32-Bit (x86) mode or 64-Bit (x86_64) mode.