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05 Sep 2010   #1
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Windows X86

Hi,

I have uploaded the screenshot....my question why im having 2 folder Program File
s and Program Files(X86)..can i delete one of them.Pls reply on this..many thnx




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05 Sep 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome saf79

Short answer is NO


If you are running win7 x64, you will need both, the reg program files is for 64 bit programs & the program files (x86) is for the 32 bit programs. Just enjoy it as it is and let Windows to the managing of it for you
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05 Sep 2010   #3
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Welcome saf79

Short answer is NO


If you are running win7 x64, you will need both, the reg program files is for 64 bit programs & the program files (x86) is for the 32 bit programs. Just enjoy it as it is and let Windows to the managing of it for you
but i am runing 32 bit version windows??why need X86 bit files?
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05 Sep 2010   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you positive of that?

Not saying you're wrong, but 32 bit Windows doesn't have a Program Files folder and a Program Files (x86). Only 64 bit Windows does.

Can you post a shot of the screen from Control Panel-System?
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06 Sep 2010   #5
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Are you positive of that?

Not saying you're wrong, but 32 bit Windows doesn't have a Program Files folder and a Program Files (x86). Only 64 bit Windows does.

Can you post a shot of the screen from Control Panel-System?
from control panel what screen shot u want to have a look at?
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06 Sep 2010   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In the control panel, click on System, and post that window. It will show the Windows 7 version you have installed.
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06 Sep 2010   #7
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saf79 View Post
Hi,

I have uploaded the screenshot....my question why im having 2 folder Program File
s and Program Files(X86)..can i delete one of them.Pls reply on this..many thnx
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
In the control panel, click on System, and post that window. It will show the Windows 7 version you have installed.
I have already uploaded take a look
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06 Sep 2010   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Strange. My 32-bit install only has the single folder. As mentioned previously in this thread, you only have the 2 folders on 64-bit systems in order to distinguish between 32-bit and 64-bit programs. At least, that's the theory. It doesn't always work though, but as long as your system knows where a program is, you should be OK.

As for why you've got both folders on a 32-bit OS, I'm not sure. Have you always had both, or did the extra one appear after installing some software? Are you having any other problems other than this issue?
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06 Sep 2010   #9
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Strange. My 32-bit install only has the single folder. As mentioned previously in this thread, you only have the 2 folders on 64-bit systems in order to distinguish between 32-bit and 64-bit programs. At least, that's the theory. It doesn't always work though, but as long as your system knows where a program is, you should be OK.

As for why you've got both folders on a 32-bit OS, I'm not sure. Have you always had both, or did the extra one appear after installing some software? Are you having any other problems other than this issue?

so wat u guys suggest shld stick to 32bit or install 64bit version of Windows 7?
Thanx a lot for the feedback....
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06 Sep 2010   #10
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Go to Start and under search type dxdiag.... Post your screen shot there. It will say what version you got. Strange? Also you need to update your system specs, you might not need Windows 64bit, so no need to spend the extra money.
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