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

22 Jan 2015   #31
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Something is odd ...
Re-reading this thread in post #18 i see
Quote:
I always install most of my programs here:c:\Program Files\CoolApps with various folders inside
I have never installed a program into the Program Files folder.
I wonder if installing there might be causing an issue ???
Maybe using that folder confuses some installers ??? programs use that folder in addition to the "installation" folder ...
I use the default install location...


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22 Jan 2015   #32
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Already formatted by what ?

Did you format it during the install ?
No I used G-Parted. Anyways I noticed that every folder in Local Disk (c was created on July 13, 2009
except SVInfo and Recovery which were created on Jan.12, 2015 I'm talking about the default unopened folders i.e. PerfLogs,Documents and Setttings, Program Files, ...x86, ProgramData
Recovery, SVI, Users, amd Windows. Doesn't that mean that x86 is actually on my install disK?
Oh one other thing my Upgrade package came with two disks 32and64 bit.
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22 Jan 2015   #33
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

As posted by the OP in post #10 "It is 32 bit and was installed to a quick formatted ssd that I had put 64 bit on earlier but changed my mind about using 64 bit. Vista had never been on this drive." I don't think a quick format will hide old system files from a windows install. Art.
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22 Jan 2015   #34
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes it will, it will be like nothing is on the partition. But he should have done it with the installer.
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22 Jan 2015   #35
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Something is odd ...
Re-reading this thread in post #18 i see
Quote:
I always install most of my programs here:c:\Program Files\CoolApps with various folders inside
I have never installed a program into the Program Files folder.
I wonder if installing there might be causing an issue ???
Maybe using that folder confuses some installers ??? programs use that folder in addition to the "installation" folder ...
I use the default install location...
You may have hit the nail on the head, and he should not have made these folders as the program installers do this themselves. I just installed about 8 programs and the file path was the same on everyone, never Program Files x86. I seriously think you made this folder up yourself and just don`t want to remember doing it. And my C partition is still exactly the same.
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22 Jan 2015   #36
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Something is odd ...
Re-reading this thread in post #18 i see
Quote:
I always install most of my programs here:c:\Program Files\CoolApps with various folders inside
I have never installed a program into the Program Files folder.
I wonder if installing there might be causing an issue ???
Maybe using that folder confuses some installers ??? programs use that folder in addition to the "installation" folder ...
I use the default install location...
You may have hit the nail on the head, and he should not have made these folders as the program installers do this themselves. I just installed about 8 programs and the file path was the same on everyone, never Program Files x86. I seriously think you made this folder up yourself and just don`t want to remember doing it.
I have also Never installed a program to Program Filesx86 I always install
to c:\Program Files\CoolApps and I have been doing this since I first did my Upgrade install over Vista in Oct. 2009. i do it this way because I don't like this huge long list of Programs Files. My CoolApps folder is Divided into several generic categories i.e.... Utilities, MediaPlayers, GuiHelpers, etc. And My system was rock solid.
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22 Jan 2015   #37
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManyBeers View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Already formatted by what ?

Did you format it during the install ?
No I used G-Parted. Anyways I noticed that every folder in Local Disk (c was created on July 13, 2009
except SVInfo and Recovery which were created on Jan.12, 2015 I'm talking about the default unopened folders i.e. PerfLogs,Documents and Setttings, Program Files, ...x86, ProgramData
Recovery, SVI, Users, amd Windows. Doesn't that mean that x86 is actually on my install disK?
Oh one other thing my Upgrade package came with two disks 32and64 bit.
Would someone answer the question I posed above. Please
Anyways what I might do is shut down Windows and Using recovery options on my disk Boot up and
using Command prompt move the Program filesx86 folder to my Desktop and then see how things go
...or not.
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22 Jan 2015   #38
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So then why do you ask or care that you have a Program Files x86 folder
What does it matter how long the programs file folder list is, there`s no reason to even go into it.

And once again you say "Upgrade install over Vista" why do you mention this again ?

If you want it right then download the SP1 iso file, burn to dvd and re install windows, and don`t make any folders inside the Program files folder, there is no reason to.

And do not forget to format the install partition using the install disc. When you get to the partitions screen you highlite your install partition, then choose drive options then format.

Yes, your disk is 32 bit, it says so right on it, and your system properties tells you you have 32 bit installed.
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22 Jan 2015   #39
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
So then why do you ask or care that you have a Program Files x86 folder
What does it matter how long the programs file folder list is, there`s no reason to even go into it.

And once again you say "Upgrade install over Vista" why do you mention this again ?

If you want it right then download the SP1 iso file, burn to dvd and re install windows, and don`t make any folders inside the Program files folder, there is no reason to.

And do not forget to format the install partition using the install disc. When you get to the partitions screen you highlite your install partition, then choose drive options then format.

Yes, your disk is 32 bit, it says so right on it, and your system properties tells you you have 32 bit installed.
Actually I'm not all that worried about it. Since if I'm not mistaken the fact that is was created
when the disks were stamped( July 13, 2009)means that folder is in fact on my cd it comes with my
installation of Windows .
I already have a SP1 burned DVD. I downloaded the iso file and burned it sometime after I installed SP1
and since I have cloned my ssd to my old Seagate drive as a backup I could take my SP1 dvd and do a repair install to it. I don't think a repair install would touch either of those folders though.
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22 Jan 2015   #40
gregrocker

 

You can try running SFC /SCANNOW Command which should restore System Files to their intended state.
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