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Windows 7: Problem of installing 32 bit software to Win7 64 bit


05 Apr 2010   #1
Weber

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Problem of installing 32 bit software to Win7 64 bit

I want to install a copy of 32 bit software to the location "Program files" instead of the default folder "Program files (X86)". I already changed the default location to "Program files" during I ran the setup, but it did not work. The software was still installed to "Program files (X86). Please advise!!


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05 Apr 2010   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The "Program Files" folder is specifically for 64 bit programs, if I'm not mistaken. If I don't want something in the Program Files folder, I have a folder just named "Programs" that I install to, rather than Program Files (x86).

Windows has no problem with that.
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06 Apr 2010   #3
ccatlett1984

 

Melon is correct, "program files" is x64 only. Hence the "x86" at the end of the other folder.

What issue are you having?
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06 Apr 2010   #4
Weber

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

What I want is to install a 32bit software to the 64bit folder, i.e. "Program files".

Can I do that?
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06 Apr 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Weber View Post
What I want is to install a 32bit software to the 64bit folder, i.e. "Program files".

Can I do that?
Hello Weber !!

Can i know why you want to do that ?? Will that make any difference ??

- Captain
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