Win 7 programs

  VCR97 20:37 19 Aug 2010

I'm poking around on a new computer (Sony Vaio) and noticed a folder "Program Files" followed by a folder "Program Files (x86). Some items appear in both folders. Any idea what that's about?

  VCR97 20:38 19 Aug 2010

"Program Files (x86)". Wish we had an edit facility.

  ams4127 20:45 19 Aug 2010

"Program files" = 64 bit version

"program files (86) = 32 bit

You will find many entries for the same programme in both. Internet Explorer 8 is an example. You can run either the 32 or 64 bit version. The only difference is that Adobe has not released a 64 bit version of Flash Player. Therefore, for the moment, the 32 bit version is better.

Hope this helps

  john bunyan 20:48 19 Aug 2010

Programme files are 64 bit programmes. Programme Files (x86) are ones installed in 32 bit. They work ok. For example I have Photoshop CS5 which installs in both versions. Only the 32 bit version allows me to use the TWAIN scanner interface.I Have w7 64 bit.

  VCR97 18:42 20 Aug 2010

Thanks for that info.

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