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Hi experts,
I just had a question about the unzip file.  I got recommend to either uninstall winzip also download 7-zip. when I look at google for download 7-zip, they have two different one, one is 32-bitx86 and 64-bitx64, how do I know which one is applie to my computer.  my computer use AD and window 7, microsoft 2010

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by:urjudo
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they have three different type, .exe, .7z, .msi  what are these different.
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Dave Baldwin earned 250 total points
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You don't need to uninstall Winzip, I have both it and 7-zip installed on this computer. The 32-bit version of 7-zip will work on all computers.  If you download the 'msi' version, it will allow Windows to uninstall it if you need to later.
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you mean 32 bit .exe type?
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if possible, do you have a instruction how to download it 7-zip coz I'm not networking field.
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by:John Hurst
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I use WinZip 64-bit and you can use 7-Zip 64-bit. Both should work, but use the 64-bit version.

Download here http://www.7-zip.org/
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by:Glenn Madine
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A quick and dirty way to check is to write a script (or check for yourself) for the existence  the "C:\Programs Files (x86)" folder. If the system has a "C:\Programs Files (x86)" folder use the 64-Bit installer. Otherwise use the 32-Bit installer.
BTW, the 32-bit should work on both 64 and 32 bit systems.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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No, I meant the 32-bit 'msi' version.  But looking at the download page, all I see is an 'exe' version so use that.
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Thanks for all your helped!!!
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