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Program Files (x86)?

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  • I have Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm on a 32bit OS ... there are some items that are the exact same installed on the regular program files as well as the x86 one. Can I delete the x86 folder? The items in there aren't even listed on my "Uninstall A Program" from the control panel. Is it safe to delete the x86 program files folder?

     

    And if I can delete the folder, how do I? Something about needing a trustedInstaller

     

    Thanks for your help!

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 3:54 PM

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  • I have Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm on a 32bit OS ... there are some items that are the exact same installed on the regular program files as well as the x86 one. Can I delete the x86 folder? The items in there aren't even listed on my "Uninstall A Program" from the control panel. Is it safe to delete the x86 program files folder?

     

    And if I can delete the folder, how do I? Something about needing a trustedInstaller

     

    Thanks for your help!


    X86 is 32bit. It's just another screwed up scam of a way to make people think they got more when they did not.

    That x86 folder is your 32bit program files. Do not ever delete a Program Files folder. It will destroy your system.

    x86=32bit

    x64=64bit

    You can read about it online.

    Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:03 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I would like to suggest you run MSINFO32 and check the System Type is x86-based PC or x64-based PC?

     

    Program Files (x86) only created for x64-based PC. The 32-bit programs will be installed in Program Files (x86) of the x64-based PC and the 64-bit programs will be installed in Program Files of the x64-based PC.

     

    Regards,


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    Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:23 AM
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  • Are you sure, that you use 32Bit Version. The folder should only exist on a 64Bit Windows. Which files are stored inside?

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    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:51 PM
  • I have Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm on a 32bit OS ... there are some items that are the exact same installed on the regular program files as well as the x86 one. Can I delete the x86 folder? The items in there aren't even listed on my "Uninstall A Program" from the control panel. Is it safe to delete the x86 program files folder?

     

    And if I can delete the folder, how do I? Something about needing a trustedInstaller

     

    Thanks for your help!


    X86 is 32bit. It's just another screwed up scam of a way to make people think they got more when they did not.

    That x86 folder is your 32bit program files. Do not ever delete a Program Files folder. It will destroy your system.

    x86=32bit

    x64=64bit

    You can read about it online.

    Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:03 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I would like to suggest you run MSINFO32 and check the System Type is x86-based PC or x64-based PC?

     

    Program Files (x86) only created for x64-based PC. The 32-bit programs will be installed in Program Files (x86) of the x64-based PC and the 64-bit programs will be installed in Program Files of the x64-based PC.

     

    Regards,


    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.
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:23 AM
    Moderator