Thursday, April 1, 2010

Two Program Files Folders in my Windows folder!

Dear Readers,

Have you ever wondered why does windows folder has Program Files & Program Files (x86)? Mmmm, I know now you should have recalled why you don’t think thisJ.

Whatever it may be, let’s see why we have these two folders.
The first folder (Program files) is the default location for all of your 64-bit programs. It does not have an extra label at the end because as a 64-bit operating system, it is assumed that you will have only 64-bit applications installed on your computer.
The second folder labeled Program Files (x86) is the default location for all of your 32-bit applications. To be clearer, it is a folder designed for legacy software that is left over from the days of 32-bit operating systems.
Hope it’s clear now, It’s not that much easy for all the software and hardware company to switch from 32-bit to 64-bit as Microsoft doesL. They need to consider many parameters.
By the time all the software and hardware company reaches 64-bit, who knows Microsoft may release 128-bit architecture with one folder (Program files, Program files x86, Program files xx86) J

Meet you again!

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