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Windows 7: 2nd 86x Program file folder

02 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
2nd 86x Program file folder

I have 2 program folders listed as x86 on my 64 bit machine. This 2nd x86 program folder contains games that were downloaded and installed from Big Fish games (and those are the only programs that ever go into that 2nd x86 folder).

Other info (that may be important?): I recently upgraded from Vista to W7. This 2nd 86x program folder was also on my Vista install. I upgraded using the method here to create the windows .old folder process... and that 2nd 86x folder installed into my C drive automatically. (I also used the HP upgrade assistant as directed by HP.

It really drives me crazy that I don't know why I have 2 of these folders. Doesn't seem to cause any issues at all, but wanted to get advice/opinion as to why I have 2 of these and if I'll ever run into issues because of it.

To be clearer:
1. Program files
2. Program files (x86
3. Program fils (x86)
sits in my C drive


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02 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Well...looks like your answer is Big Fish Games...
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02 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Well...looks like your answer is Big Fish Games...
Absolutly and Agreed.. I guess I am asking because I've never had a 2nd program file folder created on my machine before (actually am new to the whole x86 folder system as I recently got Vista and now W7), and just want to verify it's not an issue to have both in reference to performance etc
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02 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install

I think that the second x86 program folder wouldn't cause any issue. You may want to uninstall that games and reinstall in the correct folder (just for cleanliness).

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