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Windows 7: Win 7 64 bit and Google Earth

22 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Win 7 64 bit and Google Earth

Hello again.

I have purchased a new laptop and installed is Windows 7 64 bit. Being a novice I haven't a clue what 64 bit means or if it is better or worse than 32 bit, never the less I am steadily finding my way round it (although I still think microsoft are making things too complicated for the novice).
One problem I am encountering is after downloading Google Earth, it does not appear on desktop or in 'programs' therefore I cannot use it. However when opening 'uninstall a program' there it is.
Anyone have any ideas?

Johnston7

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22 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've just downloaded and installed and, like you said, it doesn't appear on the desktop or on the Start Menu.

The executable, googleearth.exe, is located in this folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\. Right-click on the executable and mouse over the menu until Send To is highlighted. From this menu, click on Desktop (create shortcut). You can, of course, choose the option to Pin to Taskbar and/or Pin to Start Menu as well as or instead of the Send To option.
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22 Apr 2010   #3

 

Hello Jonston7,
Shortly the 64bits means that it's processing 64bits at same time. 64bit is generally better than 32bit. It's faster and safer.

Don't worry we all have once been novices, you can always ask
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22 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I've just downloaded and installed and, like you said, it doesn't appear on the desktop or on the Start Menu.

The executable, googleearth.exe, is located in this folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\. Right-click on the executable and mouse over the menu until Send To is highlighted. From this menu, click on Desktop (create shortcut). You can, of course, choose the option to Pin to Taskbar and/or Pin to Start Menu as well as or instead of the Send To option.

Thanks but:

Like I say, I am a novice. How do I get to the folder C:\Program Files
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23 Apr 2010   #5

 

Hi Johnston7,
Click "My Computer", then "C", "Program files" etc...
You can also use "Search" you can find it from "Start". Just write Google Earth and search.
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23 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If there is ONE windows keyboard shortcut that everyone should learn...

Windows+e

Now if only Windows+i worked as one might expect...
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