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Windows 7: Installing to Program Files(x86)

23 Oct 2009   #1

Vista 32 bit ultimate
 
 
Installing to Program Files(x86)

Is there a way to change the default install path? It keeps wanting to install everything to C:\Program Files(x86) instead of C:\Program Files Thanks in advance


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23 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Program Files(x86) is for 32bit applications.
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23 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you have a 64-bit operating system installed, and are installing programs that are not nativly 64-bit, then they will be installed to the x86 folder automatically. Native 64-bit applications will install to the regular Program Files menu.

You can change which file the programs install into on most programs by selecting a custom install option.
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23 Oct 2009   #4

Vista 32 bit ultimate
 
 

ok, so they should all work fine though if they do get installed to the 32 bit folder right?
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23 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, just fine, for the most part.

Some programs are not compatible with a 64-bit operating system though. I haven't run into one yet.
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