Retire 32-bit versions of PI Interfaces that have a 64-bit version
These days, 32-bit operating systems are used for 1 of 2 reasons:
• Somebody accidentally installed the 32-bit version instead of the 64-bit version, which is a mistake that OSIsoft has no obligation to accommodate.
• The computer is very old, in which case it is due for an upgrade. If companies want to keep their operating systems up to date, they will need to replace their computers because of the minimum hardware requirements of Windows 11 and because Windows 11 does not have a 32-bit version. The replacement computers will be able to run the 64-bit versions of PI Interfaces, so the 32-bit versions are no longer needed.
Please retire the 32-bit versions of PI Interfaces that have a 64-bit version. It will be less for OSIsoft to maintain and less clutter for customers to sift through when they go to download the PI Interfaces.
Kenneth Barber commented
I want to add that the minimum hardware requirement for Windows 11 can be easily bypassed, but this still puts the computer in an unsupported state.
Running Windows 10 past Windows 10's end-of-support date means that Windows will still work but definitely won't get security updates.
Running Windows 11 on unsupported hardware to extend the life of the computer means that Windows might not work later due to compatibility issues with updates, but you will probably get more security updates than if you stuck with Windows 10. Continued security updates are not guaranteed either.