Apologies in advance if this is a seriously dumb question but I'm using windows 7 64bit and have a quandary before installing xampp:
I know that Windows7 64bit uses 2 separate program directories, i.e.
"Program Files" - for 64bit software and
"Program Files (x86)" - for 32bit software
The 32bit software in 'x86' can, and does, run happily on my 64bit system.
But, if I understand correctly, installing xampp via the zip file 'installs' xampp to a "folder of my choice" - and presumably not to either of the program folders.
Will this cause any issues with a 64bit system? Or can I simply choose the x86 directory?
The alternative seems to be installing via the "Installer" but does this route install xampp on the 32bit - "Program Files (x86) - directory or on the 'normal' "Program Files" directory for 64bit? And if it goes into the 'normal' directory for 64bit, will that cause any problems?
I see from another thread that I could get 64bit binaries via Apache Lounge (thank you buggy82) but I'd prefer to stick with the primary download sources on the Apache friends site if possible.