Where are my Programs?

Author Scott M on April 23, 2012 | Print | Bookmark
Last updated on April 23, 2012

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SUMMARY

I just performed a PCmover migration from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version, but I can't find some of my programs, where are they?


SOLUTION

Programs are installed differently on 32-bit versions of Windows than they are on 64-bit versions. Also, it is possible to install 32-bit versions of programs on 64-bit versions of Windows, but not vice-versa. As such, if you migrate from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version, you will find that there are two (2) locations where programs may be located:


Location on 32-bit Windows Location on 64-bit Windows
32-bit Programs C:\Program Files

C:\Program Files (x86)

64-bit Programs n/a C:\Program Files

So to clarify the above table, the left-most column signifies the bit version of the programs, and the next two columns give the location of where those programs can be found, based on the bit-version of Windows. NOTE: 64-bit programs cannot be installed on 32-bit versions of Windows, thus the n/a in that cell.


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Keywords: How To: PCmover, How To: Windows, 32 to 64 bit

Platforms: WinXP, WinVista, Win7

Article #: 1085

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