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Windows 7: Program Files and Program Files (x86) on another drive


02 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Program Files and Program Files (x86) on another drive

Hi.

I am about to install Windows 7 (64bit) on my new 60GB SSD drive. I will keep a separate 1TB drive for all music, etc. and I intend to install most applications on the 1TB drive as well.

However, since 64-bit windows by default has both a "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" folder for 32-bit apps I wonder if I could get in trouble by not installing 32-bit apps in the x86 folder?

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02 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello front243!



It is really better to let programs/apps install where they need to but have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it may be a help to you and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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02 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

It does not make any difference. I have all software that lets me, installed on my D: drive, both 32 and 64 bit and they all work fine. I boot from C:. It's been working fine for a year and a half now.
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