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64 bit folder structure in XP? RRS feed

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  • Has anyone ever seen a Windows XP Pro 32bit box with "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" folders with all 32bit apps showing up in "Program Files"?  I'm pretty stumped on how this happened.  I don't even know why the x86 folder is there to begin with. 

    Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:32 PM

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  •   x86 is code for 32-bit, not 64-bit. It gets its name from the x86 range of Intel processors (i386 etc) which the 32-bit Windows OS was written for.

      It is odd. I can't think why a 32-bit OS would have a separate (x86) Program File folder when all programs are 32-bit.

     

     


    Bill
    Friday, August 26, 2011 12:21 AM