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Windows 7: Program files x86 and x64 ??

02 Mar 2010   #11
fun guy cool

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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but i still dont get it why 2 versions of Photoshop?, One version is about 800 mb size and the both are 1,6 gb. how can I uninstall 32 bit version if i can?
Hi.
You only have one version installed, that can be run in 32 or 64bit. If you did have two of everything, they would show in Add/remove programs, but as you can see, they don't...
Yes i see in add/remove there is one version, but i was curious why i need one in 32bit folder.


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02 Mar 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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Oh ty!, I see now they are not all programs both versions but i still dont get it why 2 versions of Photoshop?, One version is about 800 mb size and the both are 1,6 gb. how can I uninstall 32 bit version if i can?
In Windows Programs and Features in Control Panel, look at the installation dates. See if there's more than one copy of Photoshop. Maybe the 32 bit was already on when you upgraded? In any case if there's more than one I'd remove the oldest. If there's only one entry I'd look for a Photoshop dedicated forum. Somebody using that program likely has already been where you are now.
I don't have old version, i just installed windows 7 before feew hours but i didn't know why i need two program files. It's not about only photoshop i have more programs in 32 bit prog files directory, but they are 64bit originaly.

Windows needs both files to install 32-bit programs to the "Program Files (x86)" file and to install 64-bit programs into the "Program Files" folders; x86 and x64 cannot be installed and run together from the same file.
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02 Mar 2010   #13
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

really? didnt know that.... thought it was more about organisation than compatibility good to know though
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02 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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really? didnt know that.... thought it was more about organisation than compatibility good to know though

Glad I could be helpful mate.
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02 Mar 2010   #15
fun guy cool

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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In Windows Programs and Features in Control Panel, look at the installation dates. See if there's more than one copy of Photoshop. Maybe the 32 bit was already on when you upgraded? In any case if there's more than one I'd remove the oldest. If there's only one entry I'd look for a Photoshop dedicated forum. Somebody using that program likely has already been where you are now.
I don't have old version, i just installed windows 7 before feew hours but i didn't know why i need two program files. It's not about only photoshop i have more programs in 32 bit prog files directory, but they are 64bit originaly.

Windows needs both files to install 32-bit programs to the "Program Files (x86)" file and to install 64-bit programs into the "Program Files" folders; x86 and x64 cannot be installed and run together from the same file.
Yeah i understand that but i'm runnung 64 bit system and installing 64bit program on it [not 32bit],. why I have sam program as a 32 and 64 bit. Whats the purpose on chosing 32 or 64 bit at the start of installing process?
Sorry on bad english, i'm not from US
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02 Mar 2010   #16
fun guy cool

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First though on seeing program files x32 was like u said but only thing I was wondering is that I see program in p. files x64 with all elements [exe..] and same program with all elements again in p. files x86 folder and i needed to enter serial key and register both programs.
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02 Mar 2010   #17
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Whats the purpose on chosing 32 or 64 bit at the start of installing process?
Because some people have 32bit Windows, and some have 64bit Windows.
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03 Mar 2010   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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I don't have old version, i just installed windows 7 before feew hours but i didn't know why i need two program files. It's not about only photoshop i have more programs in 32 bit prog files directory, but they are 64bit originaly.
There's a 32 bit emulator on 64 bit Windows. I don't know all the ins and outs of it yet myself.. but you do find things like registry entries that get echoed in another section of the registry and other stuff so that 32 bit stuff installed will have not only the program, but the settings work.. at least for the most part. The 32 bit shell extensions are a fly in the ointment. I made a small Hotkey program to open 32 bit instances of Explorer so that you could easily access many 32 bit shell extensions, but then I see not all hard links to explorer in the SysWow64 directory are 32 bit. Baffles me but it seems like Microsoft broke their own work-around. I can't get clear info on which versions of 64 bit Windows link to 32 bit shell and which don't. It's weird.

Most of the stuff works, so there must be a reason for it.
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