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Old 16th April, 2013, 04:53 PM
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Well, mostly no problems. Every program installs at: c:\Program Files (x86) for some reason?
That's because they're only 32bit. "\Program Files (x86)\" are where 32bit apps live. Generally 64bit apps will live in "\Program Files" instead.
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Nope, don't have RAM... but not too fond of making the world more complicated with 64-bit Operating Systems.

Actually my Windows 7 64-bit has no problems playing games.
Well, mostly no problems. Every program installs at: c:\Program Files (x86) for some reason?
Some games don't like a directory with (x86) in the name.
Kinda dumb if you ask me because I can install a game in any directory I want.
As you may recall Boo I run both 32and 64...well I have both installed at least... But really I only use 64 for myself, the 32 is just there to assist others if I may.

I really haven't found any additional trouble with 64 bit....at lest now that POL offers me a choice when installing games...

The BIG up for me is F@H...oh so much faster to fold in 64 bit!! ":O}
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That's because they're only 32bit. "\Program Files (x86)\" are where 32bit apps live. Generally 64bit apps will live in "\Program Files" instead.
Yeah, I figured that out, but I was just wondering why the spaces and parenthesis?

Why not:
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Program Files x86
Program Filesx86
Program Files 32
Program Files 32-bit
Some Games/Programs have problems finding a folder with (x86) in the name.
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If a program has issues with spaces in the name, it's not going to have much joy with "Program Files"! Apps shouldn't have any issues with finding a folder with "(x86)" in the name, unless someone's hard coded "Program Files". If they have, the program's going to have issues in other languages, as there's no guarantee that "Program Files" is even called that.
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I never stopped to think what effect a different language would have on file and directory names...Sometimes cutting and pasting just won't do! ":O}
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