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Windows 7: Autodect says 32bit but It is 64 Bit OS. What file and where to instal


26 Oct 2012   #1

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Autodect says 32bit but It is 64 Bit OS. What file and where to instal

I have two questions. As an example, i will outline exactly what is happening. I am using the 32 version of IE9. At Logitech's website, i want to download the drivers for my MOMO Force Feedback Wheel. Logitech uses an auto detect feature and it says I have a 32 bit OS, but it is 64 bit. The files, although the same size are different Names and it also includes their Gaming Software. So, question one is, what file do I download? Here is the URL: Support + Downloads: MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel - Logitech

Secondly, should I install this file into Program Files X86 or Program Files?

I had a similar problem with Itunes and incorrectly installed it into program files x86 but it was a 64 bit version. I mention this because I anticipate this problem many more times setting up this new PC.

Thanks

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26 Oct 2012   #2
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ibmuser welcome to the Seven Forums.

Logitech makes good hardware, but they are not necessarily the sharpest crayon in the box when it comes to software. I would nrormally say the auto detact is going of the browser used, but I loaded it in 64 bit IE9 and it still said the same thing.

With that said you want the 64 bit version. As for iTunes, that can because if the installer is 32 bit it will install to Program Folder (x86) instead of the Program Files. In any case it won't affect how the program runs.
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