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What is this folder?


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London Beat

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Hi,

this folder in the rout of my f:\ partition (system) is bugging me :) : ef547a330e343be528825dba20c24afe inside has 2 folders: amd64 and i386, in these there are some dll´s files and other extensions, it seems like drivers, so what is this? :) can i delete it? :)
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Rorschach112

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Pretty sure its related to windows updates, so I wouldn't delete it
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Thanks
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Hello London Beat

they are REQUIRED for the install of Windows x64 Edition-based operating system

The AMD64

The layout of the x64 Edition-based version of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP installation CD-ROM has changed. The primary installation folder for Windows x64 Editions is the AMD64 folder. However, the i386 folder still exists and contains files that are required to install the Windows x64 Edition-based operating system. Therefore, before you can successfully start the installation of the Windows x64 Edition operating system either locally or from a network share, you must make sure that the AMD64 folder and the other folders that are contained on the Windows x64 Edition installation CD-ROM are either copied locally or copied to the network share

Enjoy!!

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Edited:

PS: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896334 <<--- More Info can be found here

PSS: Don't Delete :)

Edited by Anthony19, 12 February 2009 - 06:30 AM.

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So i shouldn´t delete the folder because is needed to install the x64 windows? but i have no intention to do that at least in the near future.

Please explain because i don´t know almost nothing about x64 windows except that the fact they support more Ram than the x32 bits versions, up to 16 gt of ram, me thinks.
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Quiet extensive explanation can be found @ http://www.softwaret...-bit-processors

About 32bit VS 64bit

Enjoy!!

Anthony19
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