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Windows 7: Question About C:\Program Files (x86)

26 Mar 2010   #21
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you truly want to have the 32-bit games installed on the secondary drive:

-Create a folder in Program Files (x86) and call it whatever you want.
-If the whole secondary drive is going to used for these 32-bit games, then goto Administratrive Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. Select your drive in the middle panel of Computer Management, right click and select Change Drive Letter and Paths, then remove.
-Right click the same drive again, select Change Drive Letter and Paths, then add.
-Check the radio button: Mount in the following NTFS folder, then press browse.
-Find the folder you created in Program Files (x86).

Now all of your 32-bit games will be installed in the Program Files (x86) directory, but actually reside on the secondary drive.


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26 Mar 2010   #22
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
X86 Vs X64

That poses a question for me that I had never considered. Why is there a programs(X86) and a programs(X64). I have never had any problem installing to which ever or even another hard disk. It would be great to know the logic behind it.
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26 Mar 2010   #23
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
That poses a question for me that I had never considered. Why is there a programs(X86) and a programs(X64). I have never had any problem installing to which ever or even another hard disk. It would be great to know the logic behind it.
It just helps organize things a bit. Neither folder has any real significance.
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