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Difference between System and System32 directories?

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What is the difference between the System directory and the System32 directory?  Which directory should deployed dll files go to?
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As far as I know, the system directory was kept for compatibility with older programs (running under Win 95 / 98, or even Win 3.x) If you are developping a 32 bit-program, you should deploy your DLL in system32.

Hope th
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As far as I know, the system directory was kept for compatibility with older programs (running under Win 95 / 98, or even Win 3.x) If you are developping a 32 bit-program, you should deploy your DLL in system32.

Hope that helps

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