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February 3, 2014 3:36:49 PM

I installed a win_7 on a new ssd; unused, and it is the 64 bit version. Oddly it installed the 64-bit program files and the 32-bit program files. this takes up about 20gb more than(i am running only a 64gb ssd with only 10 gb availible. If i try to delete the 32-bit one it requires administarter permition even though i am the adminitrator and do not have a password. It has no option to do anything and exits. Anybody know how to fix this? thanks

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a c 1299 $ Windows 7
February 3, 2014 3:41:21 PM

1. A 64GB SSD is marginally too small.
2. Yes, it will create Program Files and Program Files (x86). This is absolutely normal.
3. After the install, how do you not have the admin password?

What you have is normal. There is nothing to 'fix'.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 3, 2014 3:42:53 PM

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February 3, 2014 3:50:36 PM

USAFRet said:
1. A 64GB SSD is marginally too small.
2. Yes, it will create Program Files and Program Files (x86). This is absolutely normal.
3. After the install, how do you not have the admin password?

What you have is normal. There is nothing to 'fix'.


Then why is it in my previous computer(64-bit aswell) it only had 64-bit program files.
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a c 1299 $ Windows 7
February 3, 2014 4:01:11 PM

SethS said:
USAFRet said:
1. A 64GB SSD is marginally too small.
2. Yes, it will create Program Files and Program Files (x86). This is absolutely normal.
3. After the install, how do you not have the admin password?

What you have is normal. There is nothing to 'fix'.


Then why is it in my previous computer(64-bit aswell) it only had 64-bit program files.


What was the previous OS? My Win7 64bit on a different PC also has "Program Files and Program Files (x86)" folders.
Those are just folders. They have no special 32bit or 64bit significance. Why two? Because some older programs are going to look for that "Program Files (x86)" for the default install location.
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February 3, 2014 4:15:00 PM

USAFRet said:
SethS said:
USAFRet said:
1. A 64GB SSD is marginally too small.
2. Yes, it will create Program Files and Program Files (x86). This is absolutely normal.
3. After the install, how do you not have the admin password?

What you have is normal. There is nothing to 'fix'.


Then why is it in my previous computer(64-bit aswell) it only had 64-bit program files.


What was the previous OS? My Win7 64bit on a different PC also has "Program Files and Program Files (x86)" folders.
Those are just folders. They have no special 32bit or 64bit significance. Why two? Because some older programs are going to look for that "Program Files (x86)" for the default install location.


Is there any way to set it to just one? Just becaus eit has copied files and takes up alot more space, 64-bit i think takes up about 26-30gb on its own.
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a c 1299 $ Windows 7
February 3, 2014 4:17:56 PM

SethS said:


Is there any way to set it to just one? Just becaus eit has copied files and takes up alot more space, 64-bit i think takes up about 26-30gb on its own.


I'm not sure what your issue is, apart from installing too much stuff on a too small drive.
Program Files and Program Files (x86) are just folder names. They take up no space or resources.

Besides the OS, what else have you installed on this drive?
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February 3, 2014 4:29:05 PM

USAFRet said:
SethS said:


Is there any way to set it to just one? Just becaus eit has copied files and takes up alot more space, 64-bit i think takes up about 26-30gb on its own.


I'm not sure what your issue is, apart from installing too much stuff on a too small drive.
Program Files and Program Files (x86) are just folder names. They take up no space or resources.

Besides the OS, what else have you installed on this drive?


Just my drivers, and nothing else, takes up about 2-3 gb in all
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a c 1299 $ Windows 7
February 3, 2014 4:37:30 PM

SethS said:
USAFRet said:
SethS said:


Is there any way to set it to just one? Just becaus eit has copied files and takes up alot more space, 64-bit i think takes up about 26-30gb on its own.


I'm not sure what your issue is, apart from installing too much stuff on a too small drive.
Program Files and Program Files (x86) are just folder names. They take up no space or resources.

Besides the OS, what else have you installed on this drive?


Just my drivers, and nothing else, takes up about 2-3 gb in all


Just Windows and drivers, and its taking up ~50GB? No....you have something else going on.
I have a Win7 install, and a crapload of applications, and it doesn't take up that much.

Try WinDirStat. It may help visualize where that space is.

Some things to look for:
hiberfil (equals the amount of RAM you have)
pagefile
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