Adb.exe is not a valid Win32 application


A few years ago I was using Processing+Android then left it. Now I’m trying it again and on 2 Windows 10 PCs it worked perfectly. I selected ‘Add Mode’ and then ‘download SDK automatically’.

On a Windows-XP-32 PC it’s failed, when I Run the program it says:

\Processing\Android\sdk\platform-tools\adb.exe": CreateProcess error=193, %1 is not a valid Win32 application

  • various places on the Web say Android SDK is compatible with Windows XP, so that should be alright.

  • adb.exe is the same as on the W10 PC, as are all the other .exe in that folder, and all have the same error. So I suspect these are 64-bit executables and the SDK is for 64 bit.

Next I’m going to try deleting the sdk (…\Processing\Android\sdk) and then download one for WXP-32 from and see if I can get Processing to work with that.

I’d appreciate any definite knowledge on any of this.