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Fix LSP Issues For Vista: 64 Bit

It is just amazing to me how popular 64 bit operating systems have become lately.  It can cause LSP problems with Vista and 64 bit Windows Socket APIs.  Obviously, when you want to install LSP on a 64 bit operating system, you will need to install a 64 bit LSP.  Even when running on a 64 bit operating system, any 32 bit application will load both the DLLs and LSP in 32 bit.  Therefore, you must first install the 32 bit LSP.

When you are running a 64 bit application, it will load the DLLs and LSP in 64 bit.  Both (32 & 64) LSP stacks are kept and used by the 64 bit operating system – so you are going to need both 32 & 64 installers.  Remember to always install the 32 bit LSP first before the 64 bit LSP.

Hopefully, this will help you to fix LSP issues for Vista.


64 Bit Windows Socket APIs

When you hear the term “64 bit Windows Socket APIs,” what is being referenced is just the 64 bit Winsock.  The longer phrase is merely a throwback to when programmers were still fighting the newer Winsock name.  Many refused to call Winsock anything but Windows Socket API – this actually caused a problem with online documentation for awhile until the majority of programmers realized that the issue really wasn’t worth it.  Here at Komodia, you can call 64 bit Windows Socket APIs anything you want – Komodia knows what you mean.