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#1 incalad


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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:48 AM

hi all, my new computer is now over a week old and after a nightmare first few days it seems to have

settled down. my query is why is there 2 internet explorers on ? (one is 64 bit) and could this be causing a conflict ?

ive had to re-install windows 7 twice but it seems okay now. when it was brand new l set up first with aol (my server)

then installed firefox 4 and avast anti virus, l lost both of those when l re-installed 7 and have not re-installed either,

l now only have AVG anti-virus running. can anyone explain the reason for the two I.E.'s on the computer ?

thanks in advance, joe

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

Windows 7 64-bit comes with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer.

By default, IE8 32-bit automatically runs when you start the browser from any one of the following locations:

  • The Quick Launch toolbar
  • The desktop
  • The Start menu
  • A hyperlink or a file type that is associated with Internet Explorer.
The main difference between the two is that IE8 64-bit only runs native 64-bit ActiveX controls, and IE8 32-bit only runs native 32-bit ActiveX controls. This means that plugins like Flash that are 32-bit will only work in the 32-bit Internet Explorer.

To see if you are running the 64-bit version open Internet Explorer and click on help. The version running will appear on the version line.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:02 PM

thank you for that information, and the prompt reply,

l,m a bit clearer now as to whats happening,


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