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

22 Jan 2015   #21
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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.
I've already done that and this is the disk I used




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22 Jan 2015   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And you did a clean install with it ? Formatting the install partition before you clicked next ?
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22 Jan 2015   #23
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Program Files is the folder for 32-bit programs on Windows 32-bit installs
Program Files (x86) is the folder for 32-bit programs on Windows 64-bit installs

It sounds as though a 64-bit install media was used instead of 32-bit media.

Greg's advice is best - start over and make sure you follow all of the steps, including which bit depth to create.

Thanks for the disc image - guess I was wrong on using the incorrect bit depth install media

Still, follow the Clean Reinstall tutorial and create new install media from a step in the tutorial. That is your best bet
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22 Jan 2015   #24
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

But it`s a 32 bit disk.
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22 Jan 2015   #25
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManyBeers View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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.
I've already done that and this is the disk I used
That is not the latest official installation media and doesn't even have SP1 hence is so outdated I wouldn't use it, especially when the latest official media is provided in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 saving hours of updating.
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22 Jan 2015   #26
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But it`s a 32 bit disk.
I know, the screen shot was posted while I was writing the post... I corrected the post and even gave myself one of these

Second one today
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22 Jan 2015   #27
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Right, the 32-bit version of Windows will have C:\Program Files Folder while the 64-bit Windows will have C:\Program Files Folder for 64-bit programs plus C:\Program Files (x86) Folder for 32-bit programs. I've seen where if a Program Files (x86) Folder exists after a 32-bit version of Windows is installed it meant the newer install was not clean. The last two I saw like that required a truly clean reinstall to get it straightened out.
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22 Jan 2015   #28
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And that`s what I asked again in post #22.

Even though his thread title states clean install of 32 bit.

We will await his return.
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22 Jan 2015   #29
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
And you did a clean install with it ? Formatting the install partition before you clicked next ?
Sorry for the late post but I had errands to run
Yes. The partition was already formatted to ntfs and nothing was on it.
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22 Jan 2015   #30
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Already formatted by what ?

Did you format it during the install ?

While you are not doing anything, you should download the 32 bit SP1-U iso file of the version you have an activation key for from here.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River « My Digital Life

After fully updating mine it still looks the same. I have not installed any programs yet, I will install my usual few and post back any changes.
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