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Can Wireshark Portable be used on 64Bit systems?

asked 2018-08-28 08:36:31 +0000

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On the Download page Wireshark Portable is provided in 32Bit only. I know this doesn't consequently mean that you cannot use it under 64Bit systems. I'm asking because for the full version of Wireshark there's separate versions for 32Biit and 64Bit.

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answered 2018-08-28 09:54:04 +0000

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updated 2018-08-28 17:38:18 +0000

Yes. We only build a 32 bit portable version because that's "more" portable to both 32 bit and 64 bit OS's

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And because, for example, a 64-bit version may be able to handle larger captures than a 32-bit version, so if you're installing Wireshark on a 64-bit machine, the 64-bit version may work better if you're going to be reading large files. If you don't have a 64-bit machine, the 64-bit version won't work at all, so we offer the choice of 32-bit and 64-bit.

For the "portable" version, a 32-bit "portable" version should work on all Windows 7 and later machines (and a 32-bit "portable" version of 2.2.x should also work on Vista machines), whether 32-bit or 64-bit, but a 64-bit "portable" version will not work if you plug it into a 32-bit machine.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2018-08-29 03:12:57 +0000 )edit

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