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Windows 7: Installing 32bit IE9 on a 64bit system

14 Mar 2011   #1
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
Installing 32bit IE9 on a 64bit system

It has been said that the 32bit IE9 is a lot faster than it's 64bit sibling. But the installation of the 32bit version on a 64bit system is a bit confusing. This article helps.

First, as many of you have discovered, if you try to download and install 32-bit IE 9 on a 64-bit Windows PC, youíll get the error message: ďThis version of setup doesnít support your Windows system type (32-bit/64-bit).Ē Itís right. You canít.

Instead what you need to do is to download the 64-bit version of IE 9. Yes, I know, itís the version you donít want if you want great Web browser performance, just stick with me. After youíve done this, if you look at your All Programs menu, youíll see, right under Internet Explorer (64-bit), ďInternet Explorer,Ē thatís the 32-bit version.

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14 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Only addon not supported in 64bit. is Silverlight, no?
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14 Mar 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

On the IE9 download page it shows:

Installing 32bit IE9 on a 64bit system-ie9.png

It would be better if they said:

Which OS version do you have?

They imply OS but not everybody interprets the wording the same way.


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