Had a system with Windows 7 x64 (64 bit) and I wanted to be able to run devcon on the system. Devcon basically allows command line interfacing instead of using the device manager GUI. This means I could write up a quick batch file to restart the wireless interface (the entire reason I wanted it to work).

Looks like Microsoft allows you to download an old version that works with x32 and ia64 systems, but not x64. The x32 version did not work with my 64bit windows 7 install – probably because the hardware is using all 64bit drivers. In order to download the newest version, they make you install the entire Windows Developer Kit in order to utilize this one tool. Sure, there are ways to extract it, but talk about a PITA.

Fortunately this guy (http://munashiku.slightofmind.net/20090621/sometimes-64-bit-is-a-pain) decided it would be awesome to host the files I needed without requiring that much thought. I’ll put them up in the utilities area sooner or later just in case.

DevCon x64