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Windows 7: Can't open 32bit IE9

09 Aug 2011   #1
chromatica

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Can't open 32bit IE9

Hi. I have windows 7 64 bit installed. There are 2 IE9's in the start menu listed Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer (64bit). Either one I choose opens the 64bit version. I i go to program files(x86)/internet explorer and open it from there it works. So I pin it to the taskbar, click on it and it once again opens the 64 bit version.
Can anyone help?


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10 Aug 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Open start menu, right click on IE (the non x64 one), click on properties. What is the path on the shortcut tab? It should be:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Where C:\ is your OS drive

Also confirm Start in path is:

%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%



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10 Aug 2011   #3
chromatica

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Perfect. Thank you.
Gosh I should've know to check the shortcut path. I don't have a clue why it was wrong.
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10 Aug 2011   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great you got it sorted, you're welcome. The why's of windows often remain a mystery, but if you can fix it, it's all good
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