Program Files (x86) folder in Windows 7 x64 C:\ drive

By abbasi
Feb 26, 2014
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  1. Hi,

    I installed windows 7 (Ultimate SP1) x64 on my machine. After installing some tools/apps when I looked at my C:\ drive I saw the following shape (left hand)! That is, there is one folder named Program Files (x86) folder! And I saw the right hand one when I opened that Program Files (x86) folder. I’m not sure do all of my tools were in x64 version or not but I tried to install those that I was sure about them. Is this x86 folder typical in C:\ drive of x64 or it was my fault of installing the x86 apps please?

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  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    32bit programs on Windows 64 run emulated in WOW (windows on windows). 32bit programs end up being installed there by default, whereas 64bit programs get installed to regular Program Files.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  3. abbasi

    abbasi TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 307   +21

    OK, so it's normal.

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