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Windows 7: Windows 7 internet explorer 32bit version not working

27 Mar 2011   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

What was ironic here was finding several old XP programs, games that would install and run on the 32bit 7 but on the previous version's 32bit editions.. Backward compatibilty has been improved with 7 it seems!

If your av program has a firewall included or another active filter that is unattended that could explain some of the problems you have been running into. You could try those same links with the present software you have on the XP Mode disabled to confirm or rule it out. For the XP Mode I simply left that with the MS Security Essentials while the 64bit host has a retail software in use.

Another thing found was when performing a internet speed test on both the 7 host and XP Mode to find the 7 host fared far better at 18434kbps over the XP Mode's 12456kbps. In most circumstances the host will see the faster speeds while I also found a Linux distro being run on VirtualBox fared better with 15000kbps.

The primary purpose for the XP Mode however isn't for web browsing but an environment to keep old programs going long after upgrading out of an older OS.(2000, XP, Server 2003 mostly XP) The links posted before however should be looked over since those provide several steps for troubleshooting IE problems.


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28 Mar 2011   #12
courtyard

32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
XP MODE INTERNET EXPLORER ERRORS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
What was ironic here was finding several old XP programs, games that would install and run on the 32bit 7 but on the previous version's 32bit editions.. Backward compatibilty has been improved with 7 it seems!

If your av program has a firewall included or another active filter that is unattended that could explain some of the problems you have been running into. You could try those same links with the present software you have on the XP Mode disabled to confirm or rule it out. For the XP Mode I simply left that with the MS Security Essentials while the 64bit host has a retail software in use.

Another thing found was when performing a internet speed test on both the 7 host and XP Mode to find the 7 host fared far better at 18434kbps over the XP Mode's 12456kbps. In most circumstances the host will see the faster speeds while I also found a Linux distro being run on VirtualBox fared better with 15000kbps.

The primary purpose for the XP Mode however isn't for web browsing but an environment to keep old programs going long after upgrading out of an older OS.(2000, XP, Server 2003 mostly XP) The links posted before however should be looked over since those provide several steps for troubleshooting IE problems.
(I lost my previous text)

I only use the IE for updates of the software that only runs in XP Mode. The host Internet speed is very good. The XP Mode speed is slower than dial up.

I was looking at the security issue. I was going to install AVG from a disc. I could use the Windows Essentials if I can download it using Mozilla. It may run a little faster than IE.
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28 Mar 2011   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I use the MS SE on the XP Mode but have had AVG on it previously. You should be able to download that directly to the VHD and install from a folder there.

The connection speed on the XP Mode is typically a little slower being that you are using a virtual network adapter for a shared connection with the 7 host. What's ironic is that someone I'm trying to help is seeing the 7 host with limitations of 1mbps while the XP Mode seems to be at the connection speed the 7 host should be seeing at around 6-7mbps.
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28 Mar 2011   #14
courtyard

32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
XP MODE ERRORS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I use the MS SE on the XP Mode but have had AVG on it previously. You should be able to download that directly to the VHD and install from a folder there.

The connection speed on the XP Mode is typically a little slower being that you are using a virtual network adapter for a shared connection with the 7 host. What's ironic is that someone I'm trying to help is seeing the 7 host with limitations of 1mbps while the XP Mode seems to be at the connection speed the 7 host should be seeing at around 6-7mbps.
I got IE to work with the assistance of Microsoft. The Internet is working fine now. I tried to download the MS Essentials but I received an error message "mseinstall.exe is not a valid Win32 application."
I am using a Palm m515 that I sync in the XP Mode. It was working fine then it stopped working in Windows 7 32 bit XP Mode.
I also have a notebook with Windows 7 64 bits everything works without any problems in the XP Mode.
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28 Mar 2011   #15
courtyard

32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
XP MODE ERRORS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I use the MS SE on the XP Mode but have had AVG on it previously. You should be able to download that directly to the VHD and install from a folder there.

The connection speed on the XP Mode is typically a little slower being that you are using a virtual network adapter for a shared connection with the 7 host. What's ironic is that someone I'm trying to help is seeing the 7 host with limitations of 1mbps while the XP Mode seems to be at the connection speed the 7 host should be seeing at around 6-7mbps.
I updated IE 6 to IE 8. I was able to to install MS Essential. I will run it and try to update the Palm by USB.
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28 Mar 2011   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's encouraging! For the Palm you can give that a try by way of usb flash drive to see how that goes. With Tablet PCs, netbooks, and other small portables that would be the alternate since they tend to have limited drive space to start with over laptops and notebooks.
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28 Mar 2011   #17
courtyard

32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
XP MODE ERRORS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
That's encouraging! For the Palm you can give that a try by way of usb flash drive to see how that goes. With Tablet PCs, netbooks, and other small portables that would be the alternate since they tend to have limited drive space to start with over laptops and notebooks.
The Palm m515 is very old and the only way to sync is by USB. The Palm is detected but does not sync. It worked for few months then stopped on the 32 bit. The 64 bit still works. The setting appears to be the same.
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29 Mar 2011   #18
courtyard

32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
XP MODE ERRORS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
That's encouraging! For the Palm you can give that a try by way of usb flash drive to see how that goes. With Tablet PCs, netbooks, and other small portables that would be the alternate since they tend to have limited drive space to start with over laptops and notebooks.
I finally synced the handheld with the desktop in the XP Mode. I uninstalled and reinstalled the XP Mode. I installed MS Essential and IE 8. I did not install any up dates since I do not browse in the XP Mode. One the security must have been preventing the syncing.
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29 Mar 2011   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Sometimes the protections can tend to be over protective and block normal functions of different services when being seen as a false positive. With a firewall you can add exceptions while other programs will simply put a halt on them.

As for updates for the XP Mode when starting that after a lengthy ilde period the only updates were for the integrated components. With a fresh reinstall however you would expect to see a larger total while nowhere what you would see if Windows was seeing a clean install.

I haven't heard of anyone slipstreaming any updates into the XP Mode's installer and wouldn't expect to there.
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30 Mar 2011   #20
courtyard

32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
XP MODE ERRORS 32 BIT

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Sometimes the protections can tend to be over protective and block normal functions of different services when being seen as a false positive. With a firewall you can add exceptions while other programs will simply put a halt on them.

As for updates for the XP Mode when starting that after a lengthy ilde period the only updates were for the integrated components. With a fresh reinstall however you would expect to see a larger total while nowhere what you would see if Windows was seeing a clean install.

I haven't heard of anyone slipstreaming any updates into the XP Mode's installer and wouldn't expect to there.
The 64 bit notebook does not have problems with the up dates.

The 32 bit desktop is the one with the problem. Since I do not browse in the XP Mode do I need to install the updates? It must have been an update within the last month or two.
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