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Windows 7: Program Files (x86) folder in Windows 7 x64 C:\ drive,

26 Feb 2014   #1
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Program Files (x86) folder in Windows 7 x64 C:\ drive,

Hi,

I installed windows 7 (Ultimate SP1) x64 on my machine. After installing some tools/apps when I looked at my C:\ drive I saw the following shape (left hand)! That is, there is one folder named Program Files (x86) folder! And I saw the right hand one when I opened that Program Files (x86) folder. Iím not sure do all of my tools were in x64 version or not but I tried to install those that I was sure about them. Is this x86 folder typical in C:\ drive of x64 or it was my fault of installing the x86 apps please?




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26 Feb 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It is normal to have both of those program file folders on a 64 bit OS.
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26 Feb 2014   #3
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

OK, so whatever we do still there will be that folder in the C: drive of 64 version, yes?
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26 Feb 2014   #4
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W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
OK, so whatever we do still there will be that folder in the C: drive of 64 version, yes?
Yes.
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26 Feb 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, there are 2 folders. Don`t worry about it, it`s perfectly fine and totally normal.

Most anything you install is 32 bit and that`s where the 32 bit program files go.

Remember, only the Operating System is 64 bit, so just think of of it that way.
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26 Feb 2014   #6
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thank you very much guys
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