In June 2012 we announced that ArchiCAD 16 is the last version to support Windows XP, and 32-bit Windows Operating systems. Since then we have been publicizing this information through ArchicadWiki, Archicad-Talk, Facebook and multiple FastFacts News.
According to our data from various sources:
- Roughly one in five Windows users is still using a 32-bit system
- Roughly one in ten users who buy Windows 8 get the wrong (32-bit) version, which is incomaptible with the next version of ArchiCAD !
This suggests that users making hardware purchase decisions are unaware of the consequences of buying 32-bit systems.
Only 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be supported with the next ArchiCAD version! Windows XP; Windows Vista 32-bit; Windows 7 32-bit; and Windows 8 32-bit is not suitable. (Mac users are not affected, since ArchiCAD is 64-bit only since ArchiCAD 15.)
You can refer to detailed information on Archicadwiki