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Windows 7: Latest Internet Explorer 9 Release

20 Mar 2011   #991

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just did a clean install of Windows 7 x64 and on of the first things I did was install IE9. The last version I used was the RC and for reasons I never figured out, it caused a general system slowdown. Ths RTM doesn't seem to suffer from that. I'm pretty impressed with it. I'm especailly tickled that I found a way to make the 64 bit version the default. I'm no MS engineer, but their reasoning for making the 32 bit version the default seems specious at best to me.


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20 Mar 2011   #992

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Well for the most part what has seen the longest time in use? Not the 64bit browsers but the 32bit! Many sites are geared mostly for the 32bit IE. The trend for 64bit is there while the web still has to play catch up as well as software companies.

Too many sites are still wrapped heavily around the IE 6 32bit standards despite most being far past using it! 64bit browsers at this time are still an option found in the 64bit OS only. This is why the 32bit remains the default for the time being anyways.
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20 Mar 2011   #993

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm guessing you're a Linux user by your sig. I've been running 64 bit Linuxes for a while now with no problems. In fact, they run better on my system. I've had no issues with the browsers which, of course, are all 64 bit. Maybe I don't hang on the right web sites, but I have had no issues with 64 bit IE. Could you point me to a site(s) that cause 64 bit browsers problems?
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20 Mar 2011   #994

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Simply find a site that requires a flash player for the 64bit browser not just for the 64bit OS. It's not so much about web surfing but where there's a lack of a 64bit player for the 64bit browser when required for online multimedia for example. This is where the 32bit browser is then found in need.

Fortunately someone seems to have come up with an alternate for seeing flash work on the 64bit browsers?! How to Get Adobe Flash for 64 bit Browsers | eHow.com
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20 Mar 2011   #995

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I haven't needed the 32 bit flash in a while. I've been using the latest beta with no problems, especially in Windows. I got it here: Adobe Flash Player "Square" | 64-bit support - Adobe Labs

If you try it please post back with your impressions.
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20 Mar 2011   #996

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I saw that and was going to give it a good lookover. Since I have other browsers on as well I downloaded both of the Windows versions seen there.
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20 Mar 2011   #997

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Its not only flash, Adobe Acrobat X doesn't work with the 64bit IE9 either, long ways to go before the 64bit browser is useful.
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21 Mar 2011   #998

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

It's not that's not useful but simply not seeing everything the 32bit browser has available. You will likely find it can be just a little more secure due to that fact as well since most malwares are geared to slip past the 32bit browser while some may not able to execute with the 64bit architecture.
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21 Mar 2011   #999

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

So, I'm guessing IE9 RTW will be released in WU tomorrow?
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21 Mar 2011   #1000
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

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All I did was click on Yahoo and I got a window asking if I wanted to make IE my default browser.
That didn't happen for you?
That just makes Internet Explorer (32 bit) the default browser. If you click a link in an e-mail or any thing else that launches IE from Windows 7 the 32 bit version will launch, not the 64 bit version. Windows 7 64 bit has both versions of IE but Microsoft won't let you set the 64 bit version as default.
I found a way to make this work, no registry hacks, etc. I just renamed the Internet Explorer directory in program files (x86), then copied over the IE dir from program files. Works great, all links open in IE9 x64. This is easy to do and easy to undo. No harm, no foul.
It will be interesting to see what happens when windows update tries to patch IE. That could mess things up or give you a lot of failed updates.
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