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Program Files Folders

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#1 mileskova


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:27 AM

Has anyone else who has done a clean install of Windows 7 32 bit version noticed that there are two Prgram Files Folders.

My programs are split between two Program Folders:

1. Program Files
2. Program Files (x86)

I would like to know if this is normal or if something has happened during my install.

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:26 AM

Check again, you must have installed 64 bit Windows 7.
To check, press Windows Key + R, type winver in the Run dialog and press Enter.

64 bit Windows (XP, Vista and 7) has different Program Files folders for 32bit and 64 bit software. "Program Files(x86)" is for 32bit software and "Program Files" is for 64 bit software.

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