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Windows 7: Deleting Program files(x86)


23 Jun 2010   #1

windows 7 32bit
 
 
Deleting Program files(x86)

hey i have this really irritating problem with windows 7, i installed windows 7 64bit and i noticed that there was 2 program files folder, i found out that it was normal however due to compatiblity issues with some hardware i had to go to the 32bit version. Now the problem is that i still have Program files(x86) with all the programs from the previous installation and it takes up like 10gb of space so i tried deleting it but to no avail, i have followed 2 forums but still nothing

Windows 7 – How to Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller

Program files/Program Files (x86)

now i dont know if the first method affected the second but i just want that folder gone so can someone give a full proof method of deleting program files (x86)

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23 Jun 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by naruto29180 View Post
hey i have this really irritating problem with windows 7, i installed windows 7 64bit and i noticed that there was 2 program files folder, i found out that it was normal however due to compatiblity issues with some hardware i had to go to the 32bit version. Now the problem is that i still have Program files(x86) with all the programs from the previous installation and it takes up like 10gb of space so i tried deleting it but to no avail, i have followed 2 forums but still nothing

Windows 7 How to Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller

Program files/Program Files (x86)

now i dont know if the first method affected the second but i just want that folder gone so can someone give a full proof method of deleting program files (x86)
you do not want to delete that folder , it is required by the Os for 32bit programs
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23 Jun 2010   #3

windows 7 32bit
 
 

yes i know but because its already a 32bit os i shouldnt need that extra one
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23 Jun 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by naruto29180 View Post
yes i know but because its already a 32bit os i shouldnt need that extra one
you state in your first post you have a 64bit OS

sorry didnt read the post properly i will have a search for you
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23 Jun 2010   #5

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Did you format HD before installing x32.
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23 Jun 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

ca i pont you to this thread Program files/Program Files (x86) it may be what you're looking for
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23 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You didn't properly install the x86 OS, because you didn't wipe out the drive. If it was me, I'd have little faith in the stability of the system. I'd back up my data, wipe the drive clean, and do a fresh, clean install of the x86 version.

Out of curiosity, what hardware do you have that isn't compatible?
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23 Jun 2010   #8
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Most programs you install in a 64bit Windows 7 will end up in the x86 program files. If you delete them, you lose the programs.
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24 Jun 2010   #9

windows 7 32bit
 
 

my keyboard is logitech illuminated and its drivers wasn't compatible with 64bit but i doesn't matter now i managed to delete the folder using unlocker all is well now, windows 7 is great
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24 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you sure the keyboard needed drivers? Most of those only need drivers for game profiles, macros, etc....and not for normal operation.
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