Windows 64-bit

A few things to know about maximizing the usage of Windows XP 64 bits while waiting for all applications to be 64 bits.

Shell extension

While waiting for all your favorite programs that add shell extensions to be 64 bits, you can emulate them by running the 32 bits version of Windows Explorer using the following command:

%SystemRoot%\syswow64\explorer.exe /separate,/e

Missing Context menu entries


For enabling the `Edit with Vim" command, simply add the following to your registry keys.


@="Edit with Vim" 
@="\"C:\\apps\\vim\\vim64\\gvim.exe\" \"%1\""