Ok, a colleague of mine just mentioned to me that he's having this problem - we have remote access at work through Cisco's VPN remote desktop product. This program can only run at 32-bit. My coworker, meanwhile, just bought a new Vista computer that runs at 64-bit encryption. Because of this, he's unable to run the remote desktop software to log into our network, which is sort of a pain in the ass for him because he's doing a conversion with 40 years of history that needs to be loaded, and loading history is the sort of "set it and forget it for 20 minutes" thing that is way easier to do in the comfort of your own home while you're doing something else.
So, we're a bunch of tech-savvy motherfuckers, and if anyone knows how to run a virtual 32-bit desktop on a 64-bit machine, I figure it'd be you guys. Aside from "return the Vista machine for one with an OS that doesn't suck," what are his options? What should he try?
There should be a 64 bit version of the VPN client that he should be using, it's possibly even the same licensing. Otherwise he _could_ run vMWare and have a separate 32bit Vista installation on it, but that's a bit of a pain in the ass.
Have him talk to your IT dudes and ask about the 64 bit client first though.