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Windows 7: Why is Windows 7 64-bit not 64-bit?

04 Dec 2012   #21
Howdr

Win 7 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spock3 View Post
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I still get that "Program Files (x86)" folder besides the "Program Files" folder. I do not and I do not want to use any 32-bit crap. How can I legally get rid of the 32-bit crap?
I have no idea how to answer this......... FireFox is 32 bit, some games are 32 bit, many programs like VLC are 32 bit............... If you want to use the widest range of programs you need 32 bit compatibility and being 32 bit does not make it inferior, in fact some 32 bit programs are quite awesome


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04 Dec 2012   #22
Howdr

Win 7 7100
 
 

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"No dont try to delete the folder its part of Microsoft's operating system and is essential."

Why is a 32-bit program folder "essential" for a 64-bit operating system?
Because the OS references it, without it, it will Crash, if you love BSOD happening then try it after you have backed it up. I bet it will happen if not right away in time
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04 Dec 2012   #23
Spock3

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

DeaconFrost, no ranting. But why is Windows 7 64-bit not 64-bit?
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04 Dec 2012   #24
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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I have no idea how to answer this
There isn't a way to answer it...and you'll only give yourself a migraine trying to. Some of those apps you've mentioned do have 64 bit equivalents, but for what purpose? You can run Firefox x64, but why? Web-browsing won't be any better or different, yet many add-ons and plug-ins don't work with it. Flash sucks as it is, but even more so with an x64 browser. No reason at all to run one. The OP just needs to do a little reading on the subject to understand that the desktop computing world isn't ready to be exclusively 64-bit to understand why the rant is unfounded and unneccesary. Hell, there are people still trying to run 16 bit programs!
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04 Dec 2012   #25
Spock3

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Howdr, why does a (so-called) 64-bit operating system reference to a 32-bit folder? All I am saying is that Microsoft is fooling consumers (on purpose).
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04 Dec 2012   #26
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Here you go:

Return Infinity - BareMetal OS

Remove W7 completley - Install baremetal OS and compile your own 64bit from source code.

Problem solved. No need to worry about us still hanging on to our archaic 32bit architecture - Hell 128bit computing is just around the corner!!
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04 Dec 2012   #27
Spock3

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Dear DeaconFrost, I mentioned before that I don't have an Internet connection with this computer! I also mentioned that I don't use any 32-bit applications. I only question the term 64-bit operating system, which isn't the truth. They should call it 'Hybrid OS' or something.
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04 Dec 2012   #28
Spock3

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Nigsy, okay, I'll do that.
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04 Dec 2012   #29
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spock3 View Post
DeaconFrost, no ranting. But why is Windows 7 64-bit not 64-bit?
It is. You aren't understanding, and rather than taking it as a chance to learn your being combatitive about it. It is 64 bit, because it can handle 64 bit executables. However, for usability sake, it must maintain the ability to run 32 bit apps. Very very few games are x64 exclusively, as an example. No version of Windows has ever been one and only one level.

Were you ranting about how XP and Vista (x86) had the nerve to still run 16 bit applications? What about Windows 7 x86? That still runs 16 bit applications.
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Howdr, why does a (so-called) 64-bit operating system reference to a 32-bit folder? All I am saying is that Microsoft is fooling consumers (on purpose).
That's hysterical! That aren't fooling anyone. It's a 64 bit OS because it has the capability of running 64 bit applications. Your lack of understanding doesn't mean Microsoft is trying to full anyone. ALL OSes act like this.
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04 Dec 2012   #30
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spock3 View Post
DeaconFrost, no ranting. But why is Windows 7 64-bit not 64-bit?
Technically it is, but it's not necessary to has ALL code converted to 64-bit.
I imaging that there are still several important Windows components that have not been converted simply because it's not necessary. Like VitalOd says there isn't any difference, because Windows handles 32-bit and 64-bit code seamlessly together

In fact, I believe there is not one valid reason to fully remove 32-bit code, except maybe reducing the Windows footprint slightly.

I'm under no illusions that if you try hard enough you can delete Program Files (x86), but I believe the system will no longer properly function on a daily basis.
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