Hello, I'm a new Windows 7 user since... say a month. And even though I've read plenty about how to format drives and how making directories is a good idea, I wonder if this would be an issue in Windows 7: I planned to make different directories across 2 HDDs for the OS, for Applications, Games and perhaps another one. Now, I immediately noticed that Windows 7 64bit has 2 'Program Files'-folders, with one being the x86-version for 32bit-applications. I have a couple of questions about that first: - Does that folder have some kind of "compatibility" specially made for 32bit-applications? - And, does any program that tries to install itself into that folder by default NEED to be in that folder in order to work? Or is that sometimes just a standard selection made by Windows or the setup-utility or just a quick pick from the creators of the software? Then on to some other and actual questions I have: - So if I'd want to install an application to a separate directory, say "D:\" on the same HDD as "C:\", which I would have made for applications, would that not work for 32bit-applications? If not, would I be able to also create some kind of "compatibility" for that directory or specific folders or something like that? On top of that, how would this work for games? Are they not "bit-specific" or would those also need to go into either any folder for 64-bit, or into that x86 Program Files folder if they would have to "run at 32bit"? Greetings.