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Windows 7: IE9 will only open in 64-bit

26 Sep 2011   #1
MadSupra354

 
IE9 will only open in 64-bit

The title pretty much says it all. Whenever I open IE, it opens in 64-bit mode. If I right click it and select 'New Tab' it will open in 32-bit. Any ideas?


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26 Sep 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Are you aware that Windows 7 64-bit gives you the choice of both versions of Internet Explorer i.e. a 32-bit and a 64-bit version?

You'll find them both under All Programs.
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26 Sep 2011   #3
MadSupra354

 

That's the problem, both options open 64-bit IE. Unless I right-click it on the taskbar and select 'New Tab' for example.
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26 Sep 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm intrigued.

I don't have an answer but would like to know how to establish which version has opened.
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26 Sep 2011   #5
MadSupra354

 

Well I have the 32-bit pinned and I always use it just like everyone else. But when I click it, the 64-bit version opens. I've had this happen before, it's just this time I've tried everything.
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26 Sep 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

What happens if you pin the 64-bit version and do you pin to the Start Menu or the Taskbar?

I was just thinking that if you pin the 64-bit version and just use that, it won't cure the problem, but it would stop you worrying about it.

Is there any particular reason you prefer the 32-bit version other than problems with Adobe Flash on the 64-bit version of IE, which I believe Adobe have fixed now?
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26 Sep 2011   #7
MadSupra354

 

It will open in 64-bit as usual.
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26 Sep 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
It will open in 64-bit as usual.
I was in the process of updating my previous comment as you replied.
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26 Sep 2011   #9
MadSupra354

 

Oh right.
For a start my Norton toolbar and all my plugins won't work. Also I saw from benchmarks Java performance is very slow. Not sure if it would actually affect me, but...
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26 Sep 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Not sure what to suggest now then, other than disabling Internet Explorer in "Turn Windows features on or off", restarting your computer, and then re-enabling it.

Failing that, have you considered using another browser such as Chrome or Firefox?
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