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    Program Files (x86)

    I just installed Vista Home Premium 64 this week and I wanted to know what the Program Files (x86) under C: is? What means this (x86)?
    What is the difference between the Program Files (x86) and the Programs folder?

    Thanx for answer.

    my spec:

    Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe
    AMD 64 Dual Core 4400+
    Radeon HD 2900 XT 1GB
    4GB RAM Corsair
    WD Raptor 150GB
    Vista 64 Home Premium

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    Re: Program Files (x86)

    hi!

    there is 2 program files folders, one is for the 32 bits programs (x86) and the other (program files) is for the native 64 bits applications.

    hope it helps

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    Re: Program Files (x86)

    Thanx a lot guy for your help
    Do you know if the native 64bit applications automatically install in the 64 Program Files?

    Thanx again

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    Re: Program Files (x86)

    Yes, they do

    unfortunately, there isn't a lot of 64 bits apps

    Personally, I've got 4 ( nod32/ie x64/ O&O defrag/ Look'n'stop firewall)

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