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Windows 7: IE8 32Bit v 64Bit

05 Sep 2010   #1
bsquire

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
IE8 32Bit v 64Bit

Apart from the 64bit not able to run BBC iPlayer etc, what is the difference between the two? I am running 32Bit version at present on 64Bit Windows 7. Also does anyone know if IE9 will enable the playing of iPlayer etc on the 64Bit versiom?


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05 Sep 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bsquire View Post
Apart from the 64bit not able to run BBC iPlayer etc, what is the difference between the two? I am running 32Bit version at present on 64Bit Windows 7. Also does anyone know if IE9 will enable the playing of iPlayer etc on the 64Bit versiom?
That just really depends on whether or not the BBC iPlayer plugin is made available in 64-bit also.

This is the primary reason why 64-Bit Internet Explorer adoption has been so slow. You can't use a 32-bit plugin on the 64-bit version of IE.
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05 Sep 2010   #3
bsquire

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the info, I will check with the BBC. Still would like to know the difference between 32 and 64Bit, is there an explanation somewhere?
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05 Sep 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

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Thank you for the info, I will check with the BBC. Still would like to know the difference between 32 and 64Bit, is there an explanation somewhere?
Here you go: Differences between IE 32-bit and 64-bit
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05 Sep 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I use both. Primarily I use the 64-bit version, but if a site requires Flash or some other plugin that is not available then i fire up the 32-bit version as well. In fact, I have both versions open up right now.
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05 Sep 2010   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

As Dwarf says the 64 bit version won't run adobe flash player.

If you can log in to the BBC site via a UK Proxy or if you are in the UK you will see the Clock application on the home page in 32 bit mode but it won't exist in 64 bit mode.

Cheers
jimbo
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