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Windows 32x64 custom Program files folder

I am running Windows(8.1) 32 bit and I have my disc partitioned to several logical discs. 1 for OS, 1 for data and 1 for applications. Haven't been able to find answer to my question: Can I do the ...
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this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action

I start up my mother in laws computer and she has not start menu no icons nothing. I can acess task manager and commpand prompt. She thinks she has gotten a virus where it has hidden everything as ...
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Changing a program executable filename [duplicate]

For certain reasons (another program interferes with processes matching *.exe), I need to rename an executable to foo.exe. How can I do this while retaining references, shortcuts, file associations, ...
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How to figure out which files, libraries a program needs in windows?

I have a Windows program X. How can figure out which libraries, files ...etc are used by X? So if any of these files are deleted from my Windows then X will not run without errors.
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windows file somehow has two versions user and Administrator

I recently resolved a problem related to Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8 Pro somehow keeping two versions of a configuration file under 'Program Files'. I found editing a config file as my user ...
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How to delete “Program Files (x86)” folder after windows login

I need to delete Program Files (x86) folder. I can't delete it because some dll files cannot be deleted. One of the first of them is "common/.../dao360.dll" I am following this tutorial: ...
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Procedure of Viz trio file triggers vlc

I want to run vlc player automatically when I start running a file of Viz trio of Vizrt. Please tell me the programme.
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Can't remove a program after deleting its files without running uninstaller

Instead of using a built in installer of a program, I went and deleted the program files of that program (used the recycle bin); it was removed from the control panel after I checked to uninstall ...
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Best practice for installing small programs without installers on Windows?

On the Windows platform, most large applications come with their own installer which sets up folders under C:\Program Files, possibly some other places, and perhaps adding some registry keys, etc. ...
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How to make Windows 7 use a different name for the Program Files folder?

How can I properly rename the Program Files folder in Windows 7? That is, not simply rename the directory and create symlinks, but make Windows itself see the location of installed programs as ...
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Can I install all my applications on D drive?

I want to install my applications not on C but on D drive. Reason - after reinstalling Windows, I don't want to reinstall all the applications again. But, I'm not sure is there any issue about this ...
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Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?

I know that on a 64-bit version of Windows the "Program Files" folder is for 64-bit programs and the "Program Files (x86)" folder is for 32-bit programs, but why is this even necessary? By ...
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What are the disadvantages of removing the application directories instead of using uninstallers?

Uninstalling a lot of stuff at the same time takes too long. If I just remove the directory, it will probably leave some registry records and what else?
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Problem with running different programs the Start - Run menu

When I try to run Chrome via Start → Run → "chrome", I succeed. However, I fail when I'm trying to run the Beyond Compare program via Start → Run → "bcompare", as I saw the ...
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Why does Chrome install itself under user directory instead of Program files?

On Windows 7 (x64), Chrome is installed in: C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\ Is that better that Program Files? Is it a general best practice? I suppose it's good (and ...
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Transferring an installed program to another PC

I am wanting to transfer a large installed program, 16gb to another PC. The reason I want to do this is because I only have access to a very sporadic and slow internet connection, and it would ...
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How to write the path of a 32 bit executable in the Windows' Program Files folder regardless of the Windows version?

I want to write something like %ProgramFiles(x86)%\someprogram\someprogram.exe That would work in both Windows 32 and 64-bit versions But: %ProgramFiles% points to the 32 bit program files ...
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“C:\Program Files” on Windows Vista+ (x64)

Exactly what is the difference between: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) C:\ProgramData I have two questions: Why are they different? How do I decide which one to look in for any ...
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Moving Program Files from C:/ to D:/

My question Is there a program for Windows 7 which can completely move C:/Program Files to D:/Program Files without losing all the registry connections, so ending up with a working D:/Program Files? ...