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Windows 7: Clean install Windows 7 32 bit and I have a Program Files x86 folder.

22 Jan 2015   #11
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Here are screen shots of the situation




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22 Jan 2015   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well you have "upgraded from Vista" right there below your avatar, maybe you should remove that, just put what you have on the machine now
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22 Jan 2015   #13
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Only "Program Files" here too on my Win 7 pro 32-bit

Clean install Windows 7 32 bit and I have a Program Files x86 folder.-c.png

This old thread confirms that's how it should be: No Program Files (x86) Windows 7

Do you perhaps have a SysWOW64 folder too besides the \windows\system32?


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22 Jan 2015   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Huston we have a misunderstanding.

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Windows 7 32bit upgraded from Vista
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OS Windows 7 32bit upgraded from Vista
CPU AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual core 4000+ processor
Motherboard ECS MCP61P-AM motherboard(micro_atx)
Memory 2048 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300)
What is on this computer and how did it get there. Is the Windows 7 activated properly and how was it done?

I don't have a 32 bit system to test.
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22 Jan 2015   #15
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Huston we have a misunderstanding.

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Windows 7 32bit upgraded from Vista
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OS Windows 7 32bit upgraded from Vista
CPU AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual core 4000+ processor
Motherboard ECS MCP61P-AM motherboard(micro_atx)
Memory 2048 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300)
What is on this computer and how did it get there. Is the Windows 7 activated properly and how was it done?

I don't have a 32 bit system to test.
I used the same 49 dollar Upgrade DVD I got in Oct. 2009 when 7 was first released. How was it activated? I installed Windows on the ssd to the quick formatted partitions and did not enter my coa key until after Windows finished installing. I believe I went to system properties the next day and activated online and it took about 1 minute. This is an upgrade disk installed to a bare drive.Basically it works just
like a retail one.
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22 Jan 2015   #16
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Only "Program Files" here too on my Win 7 pro 32-bit

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This old thread confirms that's how it should be: No Program Files (x86) Windows 7

Do you perhaps have a SysWOW64 folder too besides the \windows\system32?
No.
I have noticed that apps that have both 32x64 bit capabilities(CoreTempxSpeccy)put their 64 bit installers in x86 folder. Both these programs were installed within the Program Files directory.
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22 Jan 2015   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Do you see programs installed in both of these folders ?
If so, are the same programs in both folders, or some programs on one folder, and other programs in the other folder ?
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22 Jan 2015   #18
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

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Do you see programs installed in both of these folders ?
If so, are the same programs in both folders, or some programs on one folder, and other programs in the other folder ?
Yes, some 64bit versions. Others aren't like Winamp. Stickies just puts the downloaded .exe installer in the Program Filesx86 folder However I don't think the 64bit vers. installed because CoreTemp in my tray shows as 32bit
I always install most of my programs here:c:\Program Files\CoolApps with various folders inside Utilities,MediaPlayers,GuiHelpers,Browsers, for orginization's sake. Control Panel shows one instance of each program.


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22 Jan 2015   #19
gregrocker

 

Start over with the latest official installation media provided in Clean Reinstall Windows 7
then follow those steps to get and keep a perfect install.
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22 Jan 2015   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I am installing a 32 bit to see what it shows, back in 15

OK, after a clean install here`s what I get, but the issue on yours is so trivial, I wouldn`t give it a second thought.
Maybe windows just created it when you started installing programs, but you probably didn`t notice it til afterwards.
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