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Sc0rp10n
03-03-07, 04:17 PM
I just got done installing Vista Ultimate 64-bit. For some reason, there are 2 program files directories. One folder is called "Program Files" and the other is called "Program Files (x86)". What is the deal with this and should I be favoring one set of folders over the other?

Dr.Nick
03-03-07, 04:46 PM
Program Files = 64bit apps
Program Files x86 = 32bit apps
;)

Sc0rp10n
03-03-07, 08:49 PM
Is it handled totally by Vista? Should I ever have to make a decision where to put one?

Zelda_fan
03-03-07, 08:51 PM
Is it handled totally by Vista? Should I ever have to make a decision where to put one?

Handled totally by Vista. If the installer is a 32bit application, it will install it to the x86 directory. If it's a 64bit application it will install it to the regular one.