Want to better understand W7 32-bit vs 64-bit

August 25, 2010 at 19:32:12
Specs: Windows 7
I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

In the Start menu are two entries for Internet Explorer.

One is labeled as 64-bit, the other is evidently 32-bit.

A button for Internet Explorer is on the taskbar. It is

the 32-bit version.

Why are there two versions? Why is the 32-bit version

on the taskbar rather than the 64-bit version?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis




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#1
August 25, 2010 at 19:41:29
Because problems still exist with the 64 bit os and it's applications.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
August 25, 2010 at 20:47:41
I see that an advertisement has been inserted into my post.
I assume that I get paid for it. How about a dollar per view.
Yes, make that a dollar per view, please. Or remove the ad.
Your choice. You have my e-mail address. Please contact
me within the next ten days to make arrangements for
payments.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
August 25, 2010 at 21:24:27
I think the reason for both a 32 bit and 64 bit version of IE is because of IE extensions. At the present time the majority of these are 32 bit which cannot be used with 64 bit IE.

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#4
August 26, 2010 at 07:32:16
Jeff Root: Yes, make that a dollar per view, please. Or remove the ad. Your choice.
Sounds like someone needs to read the TOS again.

Why are there two versions? Why is the 32-bit version on the taskbar rather than the 64-bit version?
Because some plugin authors *CoughAobeCough* are too lazy to release a proper 64-bit version of their product.


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#5
August 26, 2010 at 11:42:27
Razor2.3,

What do you think of the decorative custom window
shutters sold by timberlaneshutters.com? Did they
update them to 64-bit versions before plugging them
into your post? Or isn't that required by the terms of
service?

Interesting that in order to post on Computing.Net, one
must either agree to prostitution or be forced into it.
But Computing.Net and Computing.Net LLC disclaim all
responsibility and liability for the content of their forum,
so they can pimp with abandon.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
August 26, 2010 at 11:53:36
Or isn't that required by the terms of service?
You'd know if you'd read the TOS.
Feeding trolls is fun!

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#7
August 26, 2010 at 19:28:27
I have found that some sites do not always work completely with the 64bit (especially ones with imbedded video) but work fine with 32bit and work completely correct with Mozilla FireFox.
In order to avoid the ads, you would have to keep a record of the key words that they use when inserting ads, and deliberately misspell those words, or leave out spaces so the words are connected to other words like "...windows7works just fine..." or "I do not likeplugins...."

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#8
August 27, 2010 at 10:10:27
I see that an advertisement has been inserted into my post.
Why not take a screenshot of that and post the link here in computing.net so we can see it. I see no ad in your post whatsoever.


Interesting that in order to post on Computing.Net, one
must either agree to prostitution or be forced into it.

Hmmmm....if you are disatisfied with computing.net then why are you here?
I presume you were NOT logged in when you saw the ad under your post.
People are strange sometimes and jump to conclusions.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#9
August 27, 2010 at 10:38:24
there is an ad in his post on the words start menu...
However, he is get getting otherwise free help, so why is he complaining??

i find no issues running win7 x64 internet explorer, however i prefer to choose to orca, just because...
the fact is if there are still sites out there that do not work with ie64, then he always has the choice to use x32 for compatability, i think that was what the original question was about..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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