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question about the map system32 in windows7 64 bit

    Question

  • hello,

    I have only a little question ,can you put a 64 bit tool in the map system32   ( C:\windows\system32) or sytem 32 belongs only to 32  bit tools or files.

    a short answer wil be enough.

    thanks

    johan


    h.david

    Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:02 PM

Answers

  • That is a question that would have to be answered by someone involved in the design of Windows.

    I would presume it is there for use by some legacy applications, but I really have no idea and I don't spend any time thinking about it.


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    Monday, March 12, 2012 1:48 PM

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  • I know it is a bit confusing and even sounds weird, but on 64-bit Windows the files in the C:\Windows\System32 folder are 64-bit only files and are for 64-bit applications only.

    The 32-bit only files are actually located in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder.

    Of course, on 32-bit Windows the files in C:\Windows\System32 are all 32-bit only.

    A 64-bit tool absolutely will not run on a 32-bit system.


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    • Proposed as answer by Ashok JP Monday, March 12, 2012 5:50 AM
    Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:11 PM
  • thanks, now I understand it .

    now I have last question fo you I see on windows7 64 bit a map with name system   (C:\windows\system) and this system map is empty what is the benefit of this map.

    thanks again

    johan


    h.david

    Monday, March 12, 2012 12:00 PM
  • That is a question that would have to be answered by someone involved in the design of Windows.

    I would presume it is there for use by some legacy applications, but I really have no idea and I don't spend any time thinking about it.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Monday, March 12, 2012 1:48 PM