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Author Topic: Reason Version 8.2 and later only supports 64-bit operating systems  (Read 750 times)

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Reason Version 8.2+ only supports 64-bit operating systems and cannot be run in 32-bit mode.[/b]

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Can I use both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Reason/Essentials/Limited on my 64-bit Windows system?

Reason Version 8.2 and later only supports 64-bit operating systems and cannot be run in 32-bit mode.

Reason Versions 6 to 8.1 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. In Windows, there is a single Reason installer containing both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version. When you run the installer, it detects if you’re running a 64-bit OS, and automatically installs the 64-bit version of Reason. Otherwise, the 32-bit version is installed.

It might be desirable to run the 32-bit version even under a 64-bit OS (for example if you’re using Reason with ReWire and a host that only supports 32-bit ReWire). Then, you can force the installer to install the 32-bit version in the following way:

Create a shortcut of the “Install Reason.exe” file.
Right-click the shortcut and select “Properties”.
In the “Target” field, add ” /32″ (without quotes, keep the leading space) at the very end.
Click OK.
Double click the shortcut to run the Reason installer in 32-bit mode.
Forcing a 32-bit installation this way should give the name “Reason (32)” to the desktop icon and Start menu folder.  https://www.propellerheads.se/support/user/reason/windows-troubleshooting/can-i-use-both-64-bit-and-32-bit-versions-of-reason-6essentialslimited-on-my-64-bit-windows-system/

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Is 32-bit not supported in Reason 8.3?

Reason 8.2 and later requires a 64-bit operating system to run. By dropping 32-bit support, we can focus our work on more modern operating systems and architectures that allow us to spend more time developing features and improve the software.

For occasions when you still need to run Reason in a 32-bit environment, for example if you have a ReWire host that only runs in 32-bit mode, version 8.1 is still available for download here https://www.propellerheads.se/download/reason81/
https://www.propellerheads.se/download/reason8/
https://www.propellerheads.se/download/ree8/
https://www.propellerheads.se/en/reason/essentials-updates
https://www.propellerheads.se/en/reason/updates

Note that Reason 8.3 and 8.1 can co-exist on your computer since they are kept in separate program folders.