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In 32-bit Windows 7, Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) is still only a 32-bit browser.
In 64-bit Windows 7, Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) has 32-bit and 64-bit together in one browser now. The IE10 browser frame process runs 64-bit, but for compatibility with plug-ins, IE10 runs 32-bit tabs by default. If the user turns on “Enhanced Protected Mode”, they will have 64-bit tabs by default for IE10.
EXAMPLE: About Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) NOTE:In Internet Explorer, click on Help (Menu bar) and About Internet Explorer to see this. You will notice that the about IE10 is the same whether you open iexplorer.exe from either the "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" location.
To Install IE10 in Windows 7 through Windows Update
2. Check for new Windows Updates. If not already installed, select (check) Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, click on OK and Install updates. (see screenshot below)
3. When Windows Update is finished, you will need to restart the computer to finish installing IE10. (see screenshot below)
To Download a Standalone IE10 .exe File to Install in Windows 7
1. Click on the Download button below to go to the Microsoft site below to download the standalone IE10 .exe file to your desktop, and run the .exe file. NOTE:You can download Internet Explorer 10 in the language that matches your version of Windows or choose the English version, which works with all versions of Windows 7.
If you have 64-bit Windows 7, then you need to use the Windows 7 SP1 64-bit installer for IE10.
If you have 32-bit Windows 7, then you need to use the Windows 7 SP1 32-bit installer for IE10.
I installed IE10 with Windows Update. It put an icon in my taskbar that I couldn't get rid of, (to the right, by my pinned Recycle Bin) which I found very annoying. I rarely use IE and don't want it taking up my valuable taskbar real estate.
One of the Windows Updates failed, so I just ended up restoring my computer to get rid of the IE10 icon in my taskbar. It's gone now, but I was wondering if updating IE9 from the browser would allow me to update it without getting the taskbar icon?
Or is there some easy way to remove it that I didn't see? (I'm thinking maybe there was a toolbar option that I could have just unchecked - like there is for my recycle bin. I never looked at that while it was installed. I just right-clicked and didn't see any "unpin from taskbar" options.)
Were you looking in View installed updates and not just in Programs and Features?
If it's a compatibility issue with a website in IE10 for why you would like to go back to IE9, then you might see if having the site in compatibility view may allow it to display and work properly in IE10.
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