Made a huge oversight! Seems obvious NOW that Win32 style php, or any other package needs to be located in Program Files (x86) to stay under windows 32 architecture for windows 32 packages. A visiting programmer who will remain nameless complained about copying of files that were in the Program Files (x86) directory being harder to copy. So, halfway to please him, the packages were put in the C:/ directory, and all kinds of x32 vs. x64 compatibility issues arose! Aye, aye, aye....
Thanks for incredible patience,
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