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Windows 7: cant delete program file x86

08 Jan 2010   #1
kawayan01

windows 7
 
 
cant delete program file x86

i installed windows vista first before windows 7. and i notice that the program files from vista was left named program files x86. but when i tried to delete it. it says needs permission from trusted installer. help pls. because its consuming 290mb of disk space..


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08 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

The Program Files (x86) folder is not left there by Vista. It is a necessary folder to Windows 7 64-bit. Do not try to delete it.

That is the folder where the 32-bit programs are placed. The 64-bit programs are installed into Program Files.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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08 Jan 2010   #3
kawayan01

windows 7
 
 

what!!? but i installed a 32 bit operating system.. how could that happen?..
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08 Jan 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You upgraded, right? (Not clean install).
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