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Windows 7: Windows 7 x86 program files folder

24 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 x86 program files folder

Hi....I used to have windows vista ultimate 32bit, but i noticed that my processor runs smoothly with a 64bit OS so i decided to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit, i booted from the OS dvd and before installing it i used the format option for my unique hard drive, then i installed the new OS....right afer installing it, i went to the C: drive i noticed that there was another program files folder but with x86 on it, and i tried to delete them but i couldn't....HELP



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24 Aug 2009   #2

Win 7 RTM 7600 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Not every program is a 64-bit program. The Program Files (x86) folder is where 32-bit programs install onto your Ultimate x64 installation. Don't sweat it and don't try and delete the folder - it's supposed to be there.
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24 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

sorry about my ignorance, THANKS A LOT
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24 Aug 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raziel View Post
sorry about my ignorance, THANKS A LOT
It's not a ignorance...
Man is learning as long he lives....
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24 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

that true, thanks a lot
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25 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Yea learning help, Unfortunately my Grandfather isnt a learner. He deleted all the files with the same icons even the ones with windows icons.(note this was Win 98 SE) Needless to say I spent WEEKS trying to explain to him not to do that. So about 15 fresh installs later... He finally gave up on clearing up space on his computer by doing that... Thank god. He still doesn't always do the smartest things, but I hope your not one of those people XD
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25 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just some advise for everyone...If you see a folder/file and you do not know why it is there and you plan to delete...maybe before you try and delete it, (aka. and maybe break your computer,) would it not be wiser to ask about it before hand? @_@ Just a suggestion...?

*doesn't really understand why the OP had the urge to delete an important system directory without first questioning why it was there.*
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25 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Dont go deleting things you dont understand, its always adviseable to research them first or you could damage your OS.

Basically as others have said

program files=64-bit applications
program files (86)=32-bit applications
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25 Aug 2009   #9

Win 7 RTM 7600 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

You are welcome for the information. I didn't understand it myself, but when I saw certain programs installing into Program Files (x86) that I knew were native 32-bit I figured it out.
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31 Aug 2009   #10

windows 7 64bit
 
 

lol i dont have 1 thing in my 64bit folder and i have alot of stuff is wow crysis or cod4 able to be 64bit?
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