does windows 7 x64 installer auto detect x64 apps and put them into program files, and x86 apps into program files (x86) folders? RRS feed

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  • I have been installing some application on my windows 7 x64 and notice there are 2 folders: program files and program files (x86).  Does this mean windows 7 installer automatically detect and put application into the appropriate folder by default? should I alter the installation folder when asked by the application?
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 2:39 AM


  • Win7 will put the program into the applicable 32 or 64 bit folder automatically. No need to change the installation folder.

    • Proposed as answer by rafekx Friday, July 31, 2009 11:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:25 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2009 2:02 AM