Why does intellij install into 32-bit program files on 64-bit windows 7

Hi
I've got 64-bit windows 7. My JAVA_HOME points to a 64-bit jdk in program files, yet intellij installs into Program Files (x86) and runs as a 32-bit process. Why?
Is there anything I can do about it?
Should I care?
Tim

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Original message URL: http://devnet.jetbrains.net/message/5449044#5449044

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apologies for the repeat message - the forum was very slow this morning and I thought the post had got lost

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On Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:55:39 MSK, tim pigden <no_reply@jetbrains.com>
wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

>I've got 64-bit windows 7. My JAVA_HOME points to a 64-bit jdk in program files, yet intellij installs into Program Files (x86) and runs as a 32-bit process. Why?
>Is there anything I can do about it?
>Should I care?

It installs both a 32 bit and a 64 bit executable in the 32-bit
Program Files (x86).

You can flip back and forth between 32 and6 4 bit by whether you start
with "F:\Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA
11.0.1\bin\idea64.exe"
or
idea.exe same dir.

Why did they do that?  I think they were thinking of 64-bit as an
optional experimental add on for the 32-bit system.
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