Maple midi Tools not installing

I just had a friend do a huge upgrade on my comp.  I'm running windows vista, VDL 2.5 and Sib. 4.  I download Maple midi tools.  When I attempt to install it, I get this message.

This program can only be installed on versions of windows designed for the following processor architectures. ";x86";  In my C Drive I have two program file folders.  one says ";program files,"; the other says ";Program Files (x86)"; 

The majority of the files on my comp are in the x86 folder.  Can someone shed some light on why I have two program file folders, and what I need to do in order to install Maple Midi Tools.

Explorers Percussion
Kansas City, MO
Sounds like you might be running a 64 bit version of Vista and as per the Maple website:

[i]";At this time 64 bit versions of Windows XP/Vista are not yet supported.";[/i]

You could try MIDI Yoke, but I'm not sure if that would fix your problem as they don't give any indication as to whether or not it is supported in the 64-bit architecture.�� I'm sure someone who is actually running Vista might be able to give you a bit more detailed information.

Hey Aaron,

Yeah, the two 'Program Files' folders indicates you're running a 64 bit version of Vista. Programs that are the standard 32 bit versions are installed under the ";x86"; folder, and any programs that fully support 64 bit are under the normal ";Program Files"; folder. The majority of programs will work with 64 bit Vista, but unfortunately, like Bryan said, Maple Midi doesn't support 64 bit yet.

I did manage to find a virtual midi program that supports 64bit Vista, called [u][url=";]LoopBe30[/url][/u] but it will cost you $20. The other possibility would be, to see if your friend can ";downgrade"; you to a 32bit version of Vista. Though I'm not sure if Microsoft's licensing allows for that.

Let us know if you find a solution.

The reason 64-bit XP and Vista aren't good for music is because most companies don't bother to make hardware drivers.  It sucks because 64-bit is the only way to use more than 3 GB of RAM (unless it's Mac OS X.)  All Intel and AMD cpus have been 64-bit for years too.

I would just upgrade to Sibelius 5 and forget about having to use 3rd party MIDI tools altogether.  It's a much easier workflow.
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