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Windows 7: Windows IE version 7 or 8 32bit on Windows 7 64 bit


25 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows IE version 7 or 8 32bit on Windows 7 64 bit

Is this possible?
My staff needs it and I can't seem to install 32bit on 64 system.

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25 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

IE 10 is the newest release for Windows 7

It installs automatically if your Microsoft Updates are current.

Or can be downloaded manually.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/i...wide-languages

Select language, then version. Choose 32-bit.
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25 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes, I saw that sight. Have you tried to install a 32bit Legacy IE on 64bit WIndows 7? I can't seem to install any one of the 32bit IE. Name:  32bitIE.png
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25 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Try to manually download Windows updates. Maybe you need a prerequisite installed before it will allow the IE10 to download. I've personally had to do this in the recent past.
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25 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I am not trying to install IE10. I am trying to install IE7(32bit) or IE8(32bit) on 64bit machine.
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26 Sep 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

IE8 32bit is already on your Windows 7 64bit computer (sort of).

You do not install IE8 on Windows 7 64bit - you revert to it.

See this post and the video in it.



Why do you need/want IE8 32bit browser?



FYI - on Windows 7 64bit:
IE10 is a 32bit browser by default.
IE10 starts one parent process that is IE10 64bit.
That parent process...
...has no visible window.
...does not do the actual "surfing".
...starts multiple IE10 32bit children to handle the surfing.

So, by default, IE10 is a 32 bit browser on Windows 7 64bit.
You have to change something to make the children 64bit.
See this post/video.

And you might want to read this post too:
Internet Explorer 10 Provides Safer Browsing


FYI - on Windows 7 64bit:
IE8 and IE9 are 32bit browsers by default.
You can start the 64bit versions manually.
If you manually start the 32 bit version of IE10, it will start the 64bit version and then the 32bit versions exits RAM. I have a video of that somewhere too, but I've bored you enough for one post :-)
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27 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I followed the instruction and I now have IE8.

Note: I uninstalled IE10 and it took me back to IE8. I must have skipped installing IE9? This thread is marked solved - and happy.
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27 Sep 2013   #8

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

IE32-bit version 8 is the default browser for Windows 7 - it is NOT possible to install an earlier version of IE.

All recent versions of IE come with a compatibility mode for versions as low as IE7.

Even with IE10, which 'is 64-bit' - it is only a 64-bit wrapper which launches 32-bit daughter windows as and when required.

What problems are you experiencing, on what sites?
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27 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
What problems are you experiencing, on what sites?
A large engineering firm's web-based access to file sharing application (Bentley's Project Wise). They were specific about IE7 or IE8 comparability. I have now IE8 so we should be good.
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