Quote: Originally Posted by jstar
most programs are 32 bit right?
Most of the things you'd commonly run across on the internet are (still) 32-bit. The OS "knows" whether it's 32 or 64-bit, so it suggests the corresponding Program Files folder during app installation.
(In the interests of chaos, on a 64-bit machine the \windows\system32 folder contains 64-bit DLLs, while \windows\SysWOW64 stores their 32-bit equivalents