Correct Program Files folder

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    • #43916

      As i understand software which has separate x64 version should be installed into main Program Files folder. But where i should install software that doesnt have separate x64 version but DO HAVE 64bit support: in main Program Files folder or in Program Files (x86) folder?

      Thanks in advance.

    • #50101

      64-bit programs compiled by 64-bit compiler: Program Files
      32-bit programs compiled by 32-bit compiler: Program Files (x86)

    • #59920
      Anonymous

      64-bit programs compiled by 64-bit compiler: Program Files
      32-bit programs compiled by 32-bit compiler: Program Files (x86)

    • #50102

      @genok wrote:

      software that doesnt have separate x64 version but DO HAVE 64bit support

      If you mean software that has a common installer for both architectures and thus no separate x64 version (like Paint.NET), then it should go to Program Files.
      If you mean software that is 32-bit but has some 64-bit capabilities (like Tracktion), then it should go to Program Files (x86).

      In both cases the installer should take care of choosing the correct path.

    • #59921
      Anonymous

      @genok wrote:

      software that doesnt have separate x64 version but DO HAVE 64bit support

      If you mean software that has a common installer for both architectures and thus no separate x64 version (like Paint.NET), then it should go to Program Files.
      If you mean software that is 32-bit but has some 64-bit capabilities (like Tracktion), then it should go to Program Files (x86).

      In both cases the installer should take care of choosing the correct path.

    • #50103

      Thanks guys.

    • #59922
      Anonymous

      Thanks guys.

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