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Windows 7: 64 vs 32


09 Aug 2011   #1

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64 vs 32

I just tried printing a form off a website and it would not print.
I was using 64bit.
I went back onto the site, using 32bit, and it printed out just fine.
What might be the problem using 64bit?

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09 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This may seem like a stupid question, but if your printer set up and working properly on x64?

Were you trying to use the x64 version of your browser?
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09 Aug 2011   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
This may seem like a stupid question, but if your printer set up and working properly on x64?


Were you trying to use the x64 version of your browser?
If I understand your first question, yes, it had been working previously.
Secondly, yes, that is part of my question. In 64 bit it doesn't work, but using 32 bit it worked.
I did recently d/l some 'patch' from MS (about printers, or something), but I can't find it in my control panel of programs & d/l'ed patches. If I could locate it, I would try and uninstall it and see if that is the problem.
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09 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My first question means, can you print anything else from Windows x64? Is it just this web page you can't print from?

The second is about the actual web browser. Windows x64 comes with two browsers...x64 and x86. The default is x86 and the one you should be using. The x64 browsers can still have issues, such as not handling printing.
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09 Aug 2011   #5

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I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium
I thought the 2 browsers installed were 32 & 64 bit?
I have never heard of a 86 bit.
Anyhows, I can print a word doc in 64 bit, but it appears nothing from a website.
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09 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skostro View Post
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium
I thought the 2 browsers installed were 32 & 64 bit?
I have never heard of a 86 bit.
Anyhows, I can print a word doc in 64 bit, but it appears nothing from a website.
Let's get this straight: are you writing of being able to print from the 32 bit version of Internet Explorer, but not the 64 bit version?

(It's confusing, but X86 means using the original 32 bit Intel CPU instruction set. It's not an explicit address space.)
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09 Aug 2011   #7

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[QUOTE=bobkn;1527497]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skostro View Post
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium
I thought the 2 browsers installed were 32 & 64 bit?
I have never heard of a 86 bit.
Anyhows, I can print a word doc in 64 bit, but it appears nothing from a website.
Let's get this straight: are you writing of being able to print from the 32 bit version of Internet Explorer, but not the 64 bit version?

Yes
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10 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Okay, now we are getting somewhere...maybe. You can print a Word document when you are in Windows 7 64-bit? If so, then the printer is installed correctly. You still didn't answer the question about the browsers, so make sure you are trying the x86 (32 bit) default web browser, and not the x64 (64 bit) browser.
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10 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium OEM X64
 
 

If you want 4 or more gigs of ram then 64bit is the way forward, I loved 32bit but 64bit is the future!

Just thought I'd throw that out there guys xD
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10 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

IE9-64bit is a crippled version. You should use IE9-32bit as MS put their effort into the 32bit version and only token effort into the 64bit version. IE9-64bit still has the old engine from IE-8 and its performance is slower then the 32bit version. Don't know what the problem with printing is but the best choice is to stick with the 32bit version. Maybe this will change when IE10 is released.

Jim
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