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Windows 7: Program Files 86 Not Showing in Start Menu

29 Jan 2011   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not sure that I can draw the lines between to connect the dots that you described, because they don't seem to be related. Programs in the Start menu doesn't say anything about x86 as it would in the file directory in a file manager. Please clarify what you are asking.


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29 Jan 2011   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Programs

Sorry seekermeister I always thought that the 32bit and 64bit ptograms were listed in the Start / All programs but I must have been wrong.

Apologies for the confusion I was convinced one could find them - Program Files & Program Files (x86) - there and in Computer C: by double clicking on the C: drive to get Program Files & Program Files (x86).

Once again sorry for the confusion!
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29 Jan 2011   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Just to be sure that I understand...there are both Program File and Program Files (x86) in the actual files of C:, if we are talking about x64. In X86, there is only Program Files, but in neither case does this have any effect on what is listed in the Start Menu>All Programs. All programs, that are actually installed, are listed there together.

EDIT: In regards to what you said about mbam, I think what you are talking about is that the uninstaller does not remove all of the files in the program directory in C:\Program Files (x86). If you want all traces of the program to be removed, you have to remove what is left behind yourself manually.
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30 Jan 2011   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Ok and done

Thanks seekmeister I was just convinced that 64 and 32bit programs were listed in Start as they are in Computer C:.


Hmmmm perhaps the start of dementia or something eh??

The MBAM thing I've sorted - thanks!
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30 Jan 2011   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Or perhaps cybermentia. A common malady that I also suffer from sometimes.
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30 Jan 2011   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Sounds like me

Heyya seekermeister yep same disorder how many Kb's is yours worth - personally mines about 2Kb's worth lol!!
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30 Jan 2011   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I never stopped to measure it (it might make me sad).

EDIT: Just as I have never measured the amount of money that I have spent on the computer...that would really make me sad.
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30 Jan 2011   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
He he

Now I might just have to invent one seeker - hmmmm perhaps a cybermentiaometer - perhaps even a company "RentaCybereMentoMeter" - RCMM and go around like an ice cream van with that awful jingle music or announcing "Get your cybermentia measured here!!"lol!!

On a serious note (if that's possible when I get going) yes I do spend an awful lot on computing stuff - for example can't go past USB sticks, ext HDD's without getting the one that's on offer! ad infinitum.

PS Don't want a spare keyboard or two (or five ) do you??
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30 Jan 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you think that it is awful listening to the ice cream truck's jingle as it passes by, you have no idea of how awful it is to the driver of that ice cream truck. I drove one of those several years during and just after high school.
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31 Jan 2011   #20
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Any program installed on a computer will have a shortcut created in the "All Programs" menu unless the programmer created it in such a way that it would not have a shortcut. It makes absolutely no difference if the program is 64 bit or 32 bit. You don't need to index anything, or add shortcuts to anything to make it happen. If this is NOT happening on your system, something is wrong with your installation of Windows 7.
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