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Windows 7: x86 Programs in Win 7 x64

21 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
x86 Programs in Win 7 x64

Do x86 programs have to be installed in the x86 folder? I have a program that is looking for the default folder in Xp.

Just like to know before I try.

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21 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freogg View Post
Do x86 programs have to be installed in the x86 folder? I have a program that is looking for the default folder in Xp.

Just like to know before I try.
The C:\Program Files (x86) should be the default install location on Win7 64bit for 32bit programs and Win7 usually sorts that out on its' own. I'm wondering why that's not happening. C:\Program Files is the install location on 64bit systems for 64bit programs.
Hope this helps, at least a little bit
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7100 x86

It doesn't really matter where it gets installed, as long as it gets registered correctly (which the installer does). Windows only has the two different program folders (x86 and x64) to create an illusion of organisation. It tries to keep the x86 ones in their own folder, but in the end it doesn't really matter.
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22 Dec 2009   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Yes and yes. For further reading, check this Microsoft Answers thread about the same question: does windows 7 x64 installer auto detect x64 apps and put them into program files, and x86 apps into program files (x86) folders?


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