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Windows 7: im confused with 64 bit and 32 bit. pls help..

23 Jun 2010   #1
onimusha09

Windows 7 home premium (64 bit) Build 7600
 
 
im confused with 64 bit and 32 bit. pls help..

hello guys, i bought a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. i ran "dxdiag" and it says my win 7 home premium is 64 bit, build 7600. My big problem is that, i have 2 program file folders one with "program files" only, and the other with "program files (x86). my knowledge for this is that i have a 64 bit os installed on a 32 bit processor? am i wrong? All i know is that x86 is 32 bit and x64 is 64 bit. So why is it that a 64 bit os is preinstalled in a 32 bit processor?. i appreciate all your replies, thnx =)


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23 Jun 2010   #2
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

It's completely normal. Most programs are still coded in 32-bit (x86). Your native x64 programs will install in the Program Files folder. The native x86 software will install into the x86 Program Files folder. Others could probably describe this in greater detail.

Here's a screenshot of my x64 system.


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23 Jun 2010   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can't wait for the day when the differences between x64 and x86 will become common knowledge. That will probably be around the time we are running a 128-bit version of Windows.

You have two separate Program Files directories, by design, to keep the x86 native apps separate from the x64 native apps. it is perfectly normal, and when you are installing something, let it go to the directory it chooses.

You also obviously have a 64-bit capable processor, or else you wouldn't be running Windows 7 x64. For future reference, fill out your system specs, and then we'd know for sure what processor you had.
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23 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There are some programs that still need 32 ie Flash
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23 Jun 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Here some great effort to tell what's up!

https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...omparison.html
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23 Jun 2010   #6
onimusha09

Windows 7 home premium (64 bit) Build 7600
 
 

thanks, now i understand, i thought that my processor is only 32bit. lol. now i got it cleared. ok i will update my specs =) thanks alot
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23 Jun 2010   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onimusha09 View Post
thanks, now i understand, i thought that my processor is only 32bit. lol. now i got it cleared. ok i will update my specs =) thanks alot
When you're ready, click on the upper right the ! Panel and type "solved".

This will help some coming afterward as you gave it cleared.


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