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When I Install File It Will Go To Program Files (x86)


I'm now using a 64 bit window 7 home premium, but why when i install a file it will go to the program file(*86). How can i install it at the program file only? How to install it?

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2) i have no idea how to uninstall the x86 file of internet explorer 8 so that i can reinstall it. When ever i attempt to uninstall it tells me that trusted installer is stopping me.

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