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Windows 7: Program files x86 and x64 ??

02 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Program files x86 and x64 ??

I'd like to know why does 64bit operating system has two program files, one for 32bit and one for 64bit. I'm new user of 64bit and I still dont get it,.. I was asked when i was installing Photoshop to chose which version i want to install. I installed 64bit but ive noticed that i have 2 versions of every program I installed on my system and why i need 32 bit versions to waste my HD space??
Ty all in advance!

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02 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Not everything is 64bit, for example you need 32bit version of IE for extensions like Flash, the same with Windows Explorer.
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02 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Not everything is 64bit, for example you need 32bit version of IE for extensions like Flash, the same with Windows Explorer.
Oh ty!, I see now they are not all programs both versions but i still dont get it why 2 versions of Photoshop?, One version is about 800 mb size and the both are 1,6 gb. how can I uninstall 32 bit version if i can?
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02 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello fun guy cool, welcome to Seven Forums!



OT a bit, but if you want to optimize Windows 7 have a look at tutorial at the link below.

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02 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fun guy cool View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Not everything is 64bit, for example you need 32bit version of IE for extensions like Flash, the same with Windows Explorer.
Oh ty!, I see now they are not all programs both versions but i still dont get it why 2 versions of Photoshop?, One version is about 800 mb size and the both are 1,6 gb. how can I uninstall 32 bit version if i can?
In Windows Programs and Features in Control Panel, look at the installation dates. See if there's more than one copy of Photoshop. Maybe the 32 bit was already on when you upgraded? In any case if there's more than one I'd remove the oldest. If there's only one entry I'd look for a Photoshop dedicated forum. Somebody using that program likely has already been where you are now.
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02 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fun guy cool View Post
but i still dont get it why 2 versions of Photoshop?, One version is about 800 mb size and the both are 1,6 gb. how can I uninstall 32 bit version if i can?
Hi.
You only have one version installed, that can be run in 32 or 64bit. If you did have two of everything, they would show in Add/remove programs, but as you can see, they don't...


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02 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello fun guy cool, welcome to Seven Forums!



OT a bit, but if you want to optimize Windows 7 have a look at tutorial at the link below.

Optimize Windows 7
Hello Bare Foot Kid ant thank you!, Aprecciante
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02 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Photoshop is one of the few programs that will give you a choice between 32 and 64 bit. I don't know if you can or want to get rid of the 32 bit. I think you may need it . You will find that most of your installs will be
x86 as that is the most common operating system.
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02 Mar 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fun guy cool View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello fun guy cool, welcome to Seven Forums!



OT a bit, but if you want to optimize Windows 7 have a look at tutorial at the link below.

Optimize Windows 7
Hello Bare Foot Kid ant thank you!, Aprecciante

You're welcome mate!
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02 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fun guy cool View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Not everything is 64bit, for example you need 32bit version of IE for extensions like Flash, the same with Windows Explorer.
Oh ty!, I see now they are not all programs both versions but i still dont get it why 2 versions of Photoshop?, One version is about 800 mb size and the both are 1,6 gb. how can I uninstall 32 bit version if i can?
In Windows Programs and Features in Control Panel, look at the installation dates. See if there's more than one copy of Photoshop. Maybe the 32 bit was already on when you upgraded? In any case if there's more than one I'd remove the oldest. If there's only one entry I'd look for a Photoshop dedicated forum. Somebody using that program likely has already been where you are now.
I don't have old version, i just installed windows 7 before feew hours but i didn't know why i need two program files. It's not about only photoshop i have more programs in 32 bit prog files directory, but they are 64bit originaly.
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