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How do I install IE 32-bit on a 64-bit OS?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by MikeC, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. MikeC

    MikeC Flightless Bird

    I have a 64-bit AMD-based laptop with Windows-7 on it. It has IE-8 on it
    (64-bit edition), but there is no Flash viewer available for 64-bit from
    Adobe, so I want to downgrade Internet Explorer to 32-bit. See
    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/000/6b3af6c9.html

    I can't uninstall the 64-bit version because it is so integrated with the
    OS. I tried to download a 32-bit version from the MS site, but if I tell
    it that I have Windows-7 (64), it is single-minded about downloading a
    64-bit IE, and if I tell it I have a 32-bit OS (I tried Vista and XP), when
    I reach the point of running the downloaded installation program, it tells
    me that IE-8 and IE-7 are not supported on this OS.

    I'm starting to really hate Windows-7 because of the amount of stuff that
    doesn't work, or is unintuitive or cumbersome, or the programs from MS (such
    as Movie Maker) that have been downgraded from the XP version to a sort of
    crippleware version, and all the controls that have been moved about forcing
    everybody through a learning process to achieve exactly the same as before.
    Sorry - I had to get that off my chest!

    MikeC.
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    Until Adobe releases a 64-bit flash player, use the 32-bit Internet
    Explorer to view flash content. Both are listed in Start | All Programs.

    Internet Explorer (64-bit)

    Internet Explorer

    The latter being the 32-bit version.

    More information in this past discussion in Microsoft Answers.
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...r/thread/babaa5f8-ff06-4ea2-aef6-a9416d65f981

    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "MikeC" <nospam@myaddress.com> wrote in message
    news:%23PylYun4KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I have a 64-bit AMD-based laptop with Windows-7 on it. It has IE-8 on it
    >(64-bit edition), but there is no Flash viewer available for 64-bit from
    >Adobe, so I want to downgrade Internet Explorer to 32-bit. See
    >http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/000/6b3af6c9.html
    >
    > I can't uninstall the 64-bit version because it is so integrated with
    > the OS. I tried to download a 32-bit version from the MS site, but if
    > I tell it that I have Windows-7 (64), it is single-minded about
    > downloading a 64-bit IE, and if I tell it I have a 32-bit OS (I tried
    > Vista and XP), when I reach the point of running the downloaded
    > installation program, it tells me that IE-8 and IE-7 are not supported
    > on this OS.
    >
    > I'm starting to really hate Windows-7 because of the amount of stuff
    > that doesn't work, or is unintuitive or cumbersome, or the programs from
    > MS (such as Movie Maker) that have been downgraded from the XP version
    > to a sort of crippleware version, and all the controls that have been
    > moved about forcing everybody through a learning process to achieve
    > exactly the same as before. Sorry - I had to get that off my chest!
    >
    > MikeC.
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    If you look at START>ALL PROGRAMS, and scroll the list, you will find there
    is already an IE for 32-bit.





    "MikeC" <nospam@myaddress.com> wrote in message
    news:%23PylYun4KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I have a 64-bit AMD-based laptop with Windows-7 on it. It has IE-8 on it
    >(64-bit edition), but there is no Flash viewer available for 64-bit from
    >Adobe, so I want to downgrade Internet Explorer to 32-bit. See
    >http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/000/6b3af6c9.html
    >
    > I can't uninstall the 64-bit version because it is so integrated with the
    > OS. I tried to download a 32-bit version from the MS site, but if I tell
    > it that I have Windows-7 (64), it is single-minded about downloading a
    > 64-bit IE, and if I tell it I have a 32-bit OS (I tried Vista and XP),
    > when I reach the point of running the downloaded installation program, it
    > tells me that IE-8 and IE-7 are not supported on this OS.
    >
    > I'm starting to really hate Windows-7 because of the amount of stuff that
    > doesn't work, or is unintuitive or cumbersome, or the programs from MS
    > (such as Movie Maker) that have been downgraded from the XP version to a
    > sort of crippleware version, and all the controls that have been moved
    > about forcing everybody through a learning process to achieve exactly the
    > same as before. Sorry - I had to get that off my chest!
    >
    > MikeC.
     
  4. MikeC

    MikeC Flightless Bird

    Thanks Folks,

    I spent a while puzzling over this, without realising that there were, in
    fact, two versions of the browser already installed.
    This does it for me.

    Thanks again,

    MikeC

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hqqsho$c4p$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > If you look at START>ALL PROGRAMS, and scroll the list, you will find
    > there is already an IE for 32-bit.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "MikeC" <nospam@myaddress.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23PylYun4KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>I have a 64-bit AMD-based laptop with Windows-7 on it. It has IE-8 on it
    >>(64-bit edition), but there is no Flash viewer available for 64-bit from
    >>Adobe, so I want to downgrade Internet Explorer to 32-bit. See
    >>http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/000/6b3af6c9.html
    >>
    >> I can't uninstall the 64-bit version because it is so integrated with the
    >> OS. I tried to download a 32-bit version from the MS site, but if I
    >> tell it that I have Windows-7 (64), it is single-minded about downloading
    >> a 64-bit IE, and if I tell it I have a 32-bit OS (I tried Vista and XP),
    >> when I reach the point of running the downloaded installation program, it
    >> tells me that IE-8 and IE-7 are not supported on this OS.
    >>
    >> I'm starting to really hate Windows-7 because of the amount of stuff that
    >> doesn't work, or is unintuitive or cumbersome, or the programs from MS
    >> (such as Movie Maker) that have been downgraded from the XP version to a
    >> sort of crippleware version, and all the controls that have been moved
    >> about forcing everybody through a learning process to achieve exactly the
    >> same as before. Sorry - I had to get that off my chest!
    >>
    >> MikeC.

    >
    >
     
  5. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    You're welcome.




    "MikeC" <nospam@myaddress.com> wrote in message
    news:%23812yU94KHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks Folks,
    >
    > I spent a while puzzling over this, without realising that there were, in
    > fact, two versions of the browser already installed.
    > This does it for me.
    >
    > Thanks again,
    >
    > MikeC
    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hqqsho$c4p$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> If you look at START>ALL PROGRAMS, and scroll the list, you will find
    >> there is already an IE for 32-bit.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "MikeC" <nospam@myaddress.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23PylYun4KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>I have a 64-bit AMD-based laptop with Windows-7 on it. It has IE-8 on it
    >>>(64-bit edition), but there is no Flash viewer available for 64-bit from
    >>>Adobe, so I want to downgrade Internet Explorer to 32-bit. See
    >>>http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/000/6b3af6c9.html
    >>>
    >>> I can't uninstall the 64-bit version because it is so integrated with
    >>> the OS. I tried to download a 32-bit version from the MS site, but if
    >>> I tell it that I have Windows-7 (64), it is single-minded about
    >>> downloading a 64-bit IE, and if I tell it I have a 32-bit OS (I tried
    >>> Vista and XP), when I reach the point of running the downloaded
    >>> installation program, it tells me that IE-8 and IE-7 are not supported
    >>> on this OS.
    >>>
    >>> I'm starting to really hate Windows-7 because of the amount of stuff
    >>> that doesn't work, or is unintuitive or cumbersome, or the programs from
    >>> MS (such as Movie Maker) that have been downgraded from the XP version
    >>> to a sort of crippleware version, and all the controls that have been
    >>> moved about forcing everybody through a learning process to achieve
    >>> exactly the same as before. Sorry - I had to get that off my chest!
    >>>
    >>> MikeC.

    >>
    >>
     

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