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Vista x64 - Would 2 Program Files (x86) Folders on D:\ Drive Be Functional?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Monica25, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. Monica25

    Monica25 Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2007
    Re: The two Vista x64 "Program Files" folders.

    I usually don't install programs in the OS drive (C:\). In XP I always created a Program Files folder in D:\

    On my new PC w/ Vista Hm Prem x64 there are, of course, 2 separate Program Files folders in C:\.

    I've only installed one or 2 small prgms on it & they (so far) seemed to automatically select the folder for 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit folder in C:\.

    Question: Will creating 2 Program Files folders on D:\ (naming one "Program Files (x86)" be of any value? Other than if I know some prgms are 64 bit & just want to put them in a separate folder?

    OR... are the 2 Prog Files folders only of value or serve some function when in the OS C:\ drive (as far as Windows or the prgms running are concerned)?


    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_Files

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