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32bit vs 64bit IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Loren_Brothers, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Loren_Brothers

    Loren_Brothers Flightless Bird

    I am running Vista 64bit Home. Why is my IE8 not 64bit also? What would be
    the advantages to updating to the 64bit version?
    --
    Loren Brothers
    Orion Creative Works
     
  2. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    You will not be bothered by all those Flash animations that fill up your
    screen and your bandwidth.
    Flash is, still, not available in 64-bit.

    "Loren_Brothers" <loren_brothersAThotmailDOTcom> wrote in message
    news:3344F8AA-E649-491E-9D83-343ADD573EA2@microsoft.com...
    :I am running Vista 64bit Home. Why is my IE8 not 64bit also? What would
    be
    : the advantages to updating to the 64bit version?
    : --
    : Loren Brothers
    : Orion Creative Works
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    If you're running Vista 64-bit & you've upgraded to IE8, you have IE8 32-bit
    & IE8 64-bit installed (and before you upgraded, you had IE7 32-bit & IE7
    64-bit installed).

    See...

    A description of the differences between 32-bit versions of Windows Vista
    and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946765

    The executable for IE8 32-bit is located here:

    C:/Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

    The executable for IE8 64-bit is located here:

    C:/Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Loren_Brothers wrote:
    > I am running Vista 64bit Home. Why is my IE8 not 64bit also? What would
    > be
    > the advantages to updating to the 64bit version?
     
  4. Loren_Brothers

    Loren_Brothers Flightless Bird

    I understand the difference between Windows vista 64bit and 32bit ... but
    what are the advantages of using the 64bit IE8 generally?
    --
    Loren Brothers
    Orion Creative Works


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > If you're running Vista 64-bit & you've upgraded to IE8, you have IE8 32-bit
    > & IE8 64-bit installed (and before you upgraded, you had IE7 32-bit & IE7
    > 64-bit installed).
    >
    > See...
    >
    > A description of the differences between 32-bit versions of Windows Vista
    > and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946765
    >
    > The executable for IE8 32-bit is located here:
    >
    > C:/Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    >
    > The executable for IE8 64-bit is located here:
    >
    > C:/Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Loren_Brothers wrote:
    > > I am running Vista 64bit Home. Why is my IE8 not 64bit also? What would
    > > be
    > > the advantages to updating to the 64bit version?

    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. Loren_Brothers

    Loren_Brothers Flightless Bird

    Never mind ... I found an article here about that. It doesn't sound like
    running the 64bit verion of IE8 is such a good idea: too many web-site
    compatibilty issues. Bummer.
    --
    Loren Brothers
    Orion Creative Works


    "Loren_Brothers" wrote:

    > I understand the difference between Windows vista 64bit and 32bit ... but
    > what are the advantages of using the 64bit IE8 generally?
    > --
    > Loren Brothers
    > Orion Creative Works
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > If you're running Vista 64-bit & you've upgraded to IE8, you have IE8 32-bit
    > > & IE8 64-bit installed (and before you upgraded, you had IE7 32-bit & IE7
    > > 64-bit installed).
    > >
    > > See...
    > >
    > > A description of the differences between 32-bit versions of Windows Vista
    > > and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946765
    > >
    > > The executable for IE8 32-bit is located here:
    > >
    > > C:/Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    > >
    > > The executable for IE8 64-bit is located here:
    > >
    > > C:/Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    > > --
    > > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    > >
    > >
    > > Loren_Brothers wrote:
    > > > I am running Vista 64bit Home. Why is my IE8 not 64bit also? What would
    > > > be
    > > > the advantages to updating to the 64bit version?

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Forwarded to Win64-bit General newsgroup via crosspost]


    Loren_Brothers wrote:
    > I understand the difference between Windows vista 64bit and 32bit ... but
    > what are the advantages of using the 64bit IE8 generally?
    >
    >> If you're running Vista 64-bit & you've upgraded to IE8, you have IE8
    >> 32-bit & IE8 64-bit installed (and before you upgraded, you had IE7
    >> 32-bit
    >> & IE7 64-bit installed).
    >>
    >> See...
    >>
    >> A description of the differences between 32-bit versions of Windows Vista
    >> and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946765
    >>
    >> The executable for IE8 32-bit is located here:
    >>
    >> C:/Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    >>
    >> The executable for IE8 64-bit is located here:
    >>
    >> C:/Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >> Loren_Brothers wrote:
    >>> I am running Vista 64bit Home. Why is my IE8 not 64bit also? What
    >>> would
    >>> be
    >>> the advantages to updating to the 64bit version?

    >>
    >> .
     

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