What would Win32 be?


In many places on the internet, I see the expression Win32 but never an explanation about.


Win32 applications, etc.

I have always associated with 32 bits , but I do not think it has anything to do with it. A Windows game that uses more than 4 GB of RAM, for example, would it be a Win64 application?

asked by anonymous 05.10.2014 / 19:48

2 answers


It can have several meanings. One of the most common, probably the most correct and one that is very closely related to programming is that Win32 is name of a

05.10.2014 / 20:06

32 bit x 64 bit differences:


32-bit applications will run on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows while 64-bit applications only work on 64-bit versions.

    One advantage that 64-bit applications offer is a greater performance and processing potential, and another is that they can exceed the 32-bit memory limit, allowing them to use more than 4 GB (the limit varies depending on the hardware and operating system).

05.10.2014 / 20:06