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Installing software in Win 7 x86 or 64 bit folder?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dandxg, Aug 18, 2012.

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  1. dandxg

    dandxg Thread Starter

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    Does Win 7 automatically detect where software should be installed? I see it choosing x86 a lot, should I allow it or try and put in the 64 bit program files folder?
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Yes, Windows automatically detects this. No, you shouldn't override it.
     
  3. dandxg

    dandxg Thread Starter

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    Thanks much since I already overrode some of the installs should I just see what happens or uninstall and install in x86?
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    How many are we talking about here? What programs are they?

    I have no idea if you'll have problems or if the benefit outweighs the risk of uninstalling and reinstalling programs. Maybe someone else who has done this can offer advice.

    My advice is to not override Windows on this.
     
  5. dandxg

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    How many are we talking about here?

    I think 3-5


    What programs are they?

    Skype, a registry cleaner program, and SnagIt and Camtasia I believe.
     
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    Uninstall the registry cleaner, and don't install or use those again. They cause far more problems than they claim to resolve.
     
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