Installing 32-bit application out of "Program Files (x86)" folder

Posted on 2010-08-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-29

Is it possible to install a 32-bit application out of the "Program Files (x86)" folder on a 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 server?

For example, I would like to install the 32-bit application at the location D:\Programs, rather than C:\Program Files (x86). Will it cause any issues?

Question by:bcrawley01

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rickscherer earned 125 total points
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Typically no problem,  most installers you will have to choose a custom or advanced install to change to a non default destination

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alex075 earned 125 total points
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Run custom install, and you can choose a folder within the local or network drives accessible to the server.

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Can anyone confirm this from experience?

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cooler012598 earned 125 total points
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It all depends on the application I have had no issues so far with any applications I have done this for. You will find the reason here... 

"The reason for the separation is many older installers do not understand the new structure".

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apereiras earned 125 total points
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yes its possible to install programs in OS 64 Bits out of this folder and it runs normally.

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