1.    04 Aug 2008 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2008
    Posts : 31
    Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 23:40

    Should i install games in program files(x86).

    Does anyone know which folder i should be installing games in,they always go in program files(x86),but often wont update because the patch is looking for the game in program files and wont let me change the route?

    My full spec:
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Extreme QX9650 Processor (3.0GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz) clocked to 4.0 ghz
    Genuine Windows Vista™ Ultimate Edition 64 bit with Service Pack 1
    Coolermaster Cosmos S Ultra Performance Aluminium Chassis with 1250W PSU
    Cooling Pack for COSMOS S Chassis ( 5 red LED 120mm fans)
    Performance Pack - OCZ Vendetta Heat pipe quiet cooling, Performance updates, specialist cabling
    PCI-Express Mainboard - SLi nForce 780i SLi - Intel Core2Duo/Quad Core - ATX
    8GB DDR2 800MHz Memory (4 x 2GB)
    2 x 1000GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive with 32MB Buffer (2TB Total)
    Blu-ray ROM Player Dual layer DVD Writer 24 x CD Writer
    Super Format 20x Dual Layer DVD Writer +R/-R/RW/RAM
    2x 1GB nVIDIA GeForce 9800GX2 - Dual DVI, HDTV, TV Out
    28" Widescreen LCD TFT Digital Display with internal speakers (DVI, 3ms)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card
    Logitech S220 - 2.1 Speakers with Subwoofer
    Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard + MX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    04 Aug 2008 #2
    Join Date : May 2008
    Turnhout, BE
    Posts : 286
    Vista™ Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 07:40
    belgium european union


    Re: Should i install games in program files(x86).

    I have a map in C: called 'Games' and I put all my games in there, patches find it easily.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    04 Aug 2008 #3
    Join Date : May 2008
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 3,847
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 01:40
    usa us georgia


    Re: Should i install games in program files(x86).

    I use an second drive to avoid running into such things - typically D:\Program Files\
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Cannot install program with *.scr files
So I was trying to install a game (Daggerfall - fully legit and legal, available free from the publisher). I downloaded the files for dropbox, but...
General Discussion
Games won't install, says corrupt files
Hello all. I've chosen this forum in hopes some of you might know how I can solve my problem. I've just installed and activated a clean install of...
Install x86 programs elswhere than Program Files (x86)?
In Vista x64... any problem with this? For example on a second physical disk - D: drive? Do I need to do anything special? Thx, --ch
Installing games in Program Files(x86)
I was just wondering, If I have a x64 based PC running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit version, should I install all my games in the Program Files...
Vista Games
Program Files - Copy vs Install?
I've been told in this forum that appls must be reinstalled into Program Files, not simply copied from a Backup. Yet some of the copied appls...
Vista installation & setup
How to I change default install folder c:/Program Files ?
I do not want my instlls going into c:/Program Files. It has become obvious to me that installing into this folder is very hazardous!!! I have...
Vista file management
Cannot install software program files directory??
I'm trying install one software to program files directory... I have removed that software and it's registry entries... However Vista says always...
Vista General

Our Sites
  • Ten Forums
  • Eight Forums
  • Seven Forums
  • PC Help Forum
  • Help Me Bake
  • Site Links
  • Contact Us
  • Privacy and Cookies
  • About Us
    Windows Vista Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    © Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:40.