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#1 sniper8752


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

What is the difference between IE and IE 64-bit browser?

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

Hi sniper8752,

Internet Explorer has been available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions since Windows XP. Of course, you can run Internet Explorer 64-bit only on a 64-bit Windows. However, the 32-bit edition also works on Windows 64-bit. For instance, if you installed Windows 7 x64, you already have Internet Explorer as 32-bit and 64-bit installed.

While both browsers support viewing regular content regardless of if whether it was made on a 64-bit or 32-bit system, some content is not cross-compatible. Anything created using Microsoft's Active X framework, a technology similar to Java that can allow Internet content to interact with Windows, is only compatible with the corresponding browser. This means that 32-bit Active X content only works on the 32-bit browser, while 64-bit content only works with the 64-bit browser.

Although eventually all programs and hardware will be 64-bit, right now most programs are developed on 32-bit systems with 32-bit compatibility in mind.

You can read more in the link below:

Difference Between Internet Explorer & Internet Explorer 64 Bit

Hope that helps!

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