Quote: Originally Posted by nilesh1foru
I am confused about the way it is designed ...
What the necessity to design two diffrent folders ? ( I know the 32-bit and 64-bit stuff)
I have anther question too ...
whether 64 bit programs are compatible on XP ?
If yes then Why Windows 7 have made two diffrent folders Why?.... dont they manage like XP ?
The two folders are meant to separate out the native x64 apps versus the ones that are x86, but still compatible. You say you know the 32 bit and 64 bit stuff, so that means you are aware that just because an app is compatible with the x64 OS, doesn't mean it is a native x64 app. Those folders are meant to show you the difference, and I always let the app install to whichever of the two if picks by default.
As for your second question, yes x64 apps can be compatible with XP...as long as you are running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
These two folders shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, considering they've been used for 6-7 years now, or longer. XP x64 used them, and so did all versions of Vista x64.