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program files vs program files (86)

Discussion in 'Games' started by jillysolo, Jan 16, 2019.

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  1. jillysolo

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    I am using Win7 Pro 64 bit. I loaded an old 32 bit game which some people have had luck running on this OS. It loaded but wouldn't run. OK, I tried. No big deal. I'm not asking for help getting it to run. But, I did notice that it installed in the program files instead of program files (x86). My question is...would that make a difference as far as running the game? I thought the OS installed 32 bit programs in the (x86) files automatically.
     
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    What game is it and do you have a link to a web-page for it ?
     
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    Thank you for your response, but as I said above, I am not asking for help to get a game running(at this time at least). I am seeking information about the behavior of a 32 bit program installed in the “program files” as opposed to the “program files x86”. I saw on another site that it could cause interference problems. It also said the OS automatically installed a program in the correct files. As I am sure that this is a 32 bit program(64 bit was not yet in use), then obviously that not always true. Maybe I have posted in the wrong forum but it does involve games.
     
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    If you provide a link to the game I was going to see where it would install to on my own 64 bit Windows to test if going into the Program Files folder was normal for that particular game.
     
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