hi, I'm new to the forum, just signed up. I have a few questions about installing software on 64-bit. I am running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and noticed some thing. Some of the software are installed in the program file (x86) folder, some of them in the program files folder by default. I made sure that i found and install 64-bit compliant software. 1. Why are 64-bit apps being installed in the (x86) program files folder when they are in fact 32/64-bit versions? 2. When i get prompted to choose the destination folder, can i manually select the program files folder and will it change or compromise windows? thanks ahead.