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Understanding the windows registry - Operating system type 32, 64 bit etc.

Started by Andy, November 09, 2016, 05:47:09 am

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Just thought I'd show you this little example.

It is a problem knowing what OS a user is running (32 / 64 bit) as this determines where (and how) the Program Files files folder location is / named.

This is important if you want a setup program to install in the correct place, or if you want to search through the program files folder for some other reason.

It just used to be C:\Program Files, then with vista there was also C:\Program Files (x64), and with windows seven onwards, C:\Program Files (x86).

So this little program will show you where these details are stored in the registry.

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