Solved IE9 links not using 64 bit IE

March 16, 2012 at 15:35:22
Specs: Windows 64, 8mb intel i5
Now flash works under 64 bit I want to change my IE 9 to the 64 bit version.
Now when I click on the IE icon it brings it up, then if i use a link in my emails that comes up as 64 bit as well. It is when IE is not up clicking an outlook link brings up the 32 bit version.

This is because i believe some of the registry entries point to the 32 bit version. My problem is that I cannot change these, I have even brought up the administer logon and it still fails with Cannot edit, error writing the values new conents. How do I change them?

Am am using windows 7.

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March 17, 2012 at 07:44:14
Why do you want to use IE 64-bit as your default browser? There's little advantage to it, in fact, it's probably more of a disadvantage.

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March 17, 2012 at 07:58:37
What are the disadvantages?, I have a 64 bit Pc all 64 bit programs work faster. It hasn't crashed in fact I have noted no difference except that it is quicker,I waited until flash supported 64 bit it was unusable until then. I have heard some toolbars cause problems but the only toolbar I allow is googles.

This is realy a problem for MS if they produce a 64bit application they should provide a means of implementing it.

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March 17, 2012 at 09:46:51
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Did you read the info in the link I posted?

"One thing to keep in mind is that Internet Explorer is basically the combination of a number of platform components, including the networking components (URLMon/WinINET), the rendering components (MSHTML), the script engines (JScript.dll/JScript9.dll, vbscript.dll) and a variety of other pieces that hold it all together. These components must be made available in 64bit versions so that 64bit applications can be built using these components. Additionally, because Internet Explorer can be launched/created/used as a COM Server, we offer a 64bit version to enable hosting inside 64bit processes.

While we could have done work to make it harder for users to get to 64bit IE (e.g. by not creating a Start menu shortcut), I don't think there's any compelling reason to do so.

One day, 64bit IE might see a lot more use, as 64bit systems take over and 64bit add-ons become available."

In other words, it's not ready for prime-time, yet. If you feel you need to use it, that's fine, but you should expect there will be incompatibilities.

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March 17, 2012 at 11:15:04
I simplly don't understand and I don't suppose anyone else does why MS supply a 64 bit version of Ie 9 and then say it is not really for use.

I just noticed a problem with it with Silverlight but I just download the 64 bit version of it fix it.

I would personally use a 64 bit program in preference to a 32 bit one on my 64 bit PC.

Itt all seem to boil down to the fact that MS does not believe 64bit IE is ready for the world and does provide a method of installing it completely.

I suggest we close this then.

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