Microsoft launches Windows Vista in both 32-bit and 64-bit version. While a system configuration with an x64 processor indeed suggests one of the 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, these versions of the OS do come with downsides that users need to be receptive to. Being essentially identical to 32-bit Windows Vista, the 64-bit editions will give support for 32-bit applications without any problems. This feature is one of the supports of the transition to 64-bit. Users are confident to adopt the next sign in computing technology while still being able to enjoy the same programs they used to on their 32-bit system. Though, 64-bit Vista does not offer support for 16-bit applications.