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


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?

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Rick SchererSystems Engineer / ManagerCommented:
Typically no problem,  most installers you will have to choose a custom or advanced install to change to a non default destination
Run custom install, and you can choose a folder within the local or network drives accessible to the server.
bcrawley01Author Commented:
Can anyone confirm this from experience?
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... http://superuser.com/questions/89540/why-does-windows-7-install-64-bit-apps-in-the-program-files-x86-folder-can-i-c 

"The reason for the separation is many older installers do not understand the new structure".
yes its possible to install programs in OS 64 Bits out of this folder and it runs normally.
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