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Windows 7: Program Files and Program Files (x86)

29 Jun 2011   #11
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
The two Program Files location is only there for organization nothing more. You do not need to put 32-bit programs into Program Files (x86) or put 64-bit programs into the other. Its just there to help you differentiate between the two if you want to.
Thank you.
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29 Jun 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

While I haven't heard of any issues by altering the default install path, there's really no reason to not let the apps install to their defaults. Given the way Windows 7 works, you there's little reason to be entering the system folders, so you honestly won't see the paths much, aside from when installing software.
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29 Jun 2011   #13
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
While I haven't heard of any issues by altering the default install path, there's really no reason to not let the apps install to their defaults. Given the way Windows 7 works, you there's little reason to be entering the system folders, so you honestly won't see the paths much, aside from when installing software.
Some files go under Common Folder on Program files and Program files (x86) which makes it a little harder to change the location.
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