How do I set the default install dir on a 64 bit system to the 32 bit Program Files directory?

asked 23 Mar '12, 12:06

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You could refer to the 64bit prefix using ${env(ProgramW6432)}. However, you may be interested in enabling the <windows64bitMode> setting, which also disables filesystem redirection and registry reflection. You can find additional information here.


answered 23 Mar '12, 12:23

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I guess my question is better asked: how do I install a 32 bit program on a 64 bit OS? It seems that the path still defaults to 64 bit program files, when I have NOT set windows64bitMode?

If that is NOT set, I would expect it to default to C:Program Files (x86), but it is not.

(23 Mar '12, 12:51) wildcatz

That is very strange. Could you execute the installer as:

installer.exe --debugtrace debug.txt

And send us the resulting file to

(23 Mar '12, 13:00) juanjo ♦♦
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