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Windows 7: Program Files OR Program Files (x86)


06 Apr 2012   #1

Windows Home Premium
 
 
Program Files OR Program Files (x86)

Which should I choose when isntalling software (ex: photoshop filters/plug-ins)?

What is the difference?

Thank you in advance for your expertise!


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06 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Let the application decide automatically. When in doubt, go to the software's support website and look through the FAQs.
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06 Apr 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ILoveLabs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Usually letting it install to the default path it gives you is fine.

Programs Files = 64-bit programs

Programs Files (x86) = 32-bit programs

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

In retrospect, it doesn't matter where you install it. Just as long as the application works.
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