Program files and Program files (*86)

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    what is the difference between those two!?

    program files
    and
    program files (*86) ???
    OK my processor is 64 bit and i know that i can ran 32 bit software and someone has told me that due the Windows installation it makes the two separate program file folders ( for 32/64 bit)
    OK, then which one is which? and why does it say
    (*86) by the way?

    which one of these are put 32/64 bit softwares?
    jordeangjelovik, Oct 27, 2009
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    Program Files is for 64 bit
    Program Files (x86) is for 32 bit

    It says x86 since this is a standard reference to Industry Architecture Standards for 32 bit systems.
    Ripose, Oct 27, 2009
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    thank you Ripose!
    After you told me it looks so simple .
    that 86 was confusing me
    thanks!
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    :) Glad to help.
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