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Windows 7: 32 bit and 64 bit flash co-exist?

07 Dec 2010   #1
oboedad55

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
32 bit and 64 bit flash co-exist?

Hi, I like to use various browsers, some come in 32 bits and some in 64. Is there any problem installing both 32 and 64 bits flash and java? Any conflicts, etc.?

Thanks!


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07 Dec 2010   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Shouldn't be any system halting problems, no. I've done it, works out fine.

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07 Dec 2010   #3
oboedad55

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, cool. Thanks for the fast reply. I'm off to buy my Obama Chia pet.
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07 Dec 2010   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

LOL, OK. Have fun.
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07 Dec 2010   #5
oboedad55

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, when I saw I had a choice of Washington, Lincoln, or Obama, naturally I went right for the "hope and change and prosperity" guy. I have one other question that I have Googled and Binged to death; is it possible to change the default browser to be IE 8 64 bit? Since all the plugins work now why not? I've found all sorts of esoteric registry hacks and so on, but what little makes sense doesn't work and as for the rest of it... Being primarily a Linux guy I have no problem messing with things but I have learned to back up the registry and create a restore point before I go fiddling with Bill's new baby.
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07 Dec 2010   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They made it difficult to set as default on purpose I would guess. I'm sure it is possible, albeit a sloppy and dirty way, but I myself have never tried it so I wouldn't personally know the way to do it with zero problems.
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07 Dec 2010   #7
oboedad55

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, pretty much what I figured. Most of the "advice" out there about how to do it is pretty flakey, much like trying to make the 64 bit media player the default.
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07 Dec 2010   #8
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oboedad55 View Post
OK, pretty much what I figured. Most of the "advice" out there about how to do it is pretty flakey, much like trying to make the 64 bit media player the default.
Sorry for the OT post, but I didn't have any issues changing the 64 bit media player to the default. I just edited the registry keys that referenced the 32 bit player exe location to point to the 64 bit exe location and, viola, done!

I haven't tried it with the 64 bit IE as I don't use it anyway. I use the 64 bit FF as default.
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