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IE8 on Windows7 Ultimate

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Oldster, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Oldster

    Oldster Flightless Bird

    I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate with IE8 64bit.
    There seem to be two versions of IE8 on the machine. One in "Program Files"
    and another in "Program Files (x86)". The version that seems to be the
    default is from the "(x86)" folder. However although the (presumeably) 64bit
    version does the job properly, I have noticed that the (x86) version doesn't
    seem to close properly and on task manager that although IE seems to have
    closed down completely, Task manager implies that there are still a number
    of IE tasks extant (*32 version). Seems to occur when trying to access a
    link from one page to another for (perhaps) a file transfer which seems to
    fail in some way. I can find no extra information as to what has happened,
    and conversely should I make the 64bit version the default in some way?
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    64-bit Windows OSes include both a 32-bit (x86) and a 64-bit (x64)
    version of Internet Explorer. It was necessary to do this because a
    large number of ActiveX controls currently available are 32-bit, and
    will not run in x64 IE. For the same reason, the 32-bit version of IE is
    the default. In all other respects, both versions of Internet Explorer
    are identical and function equally well.

    You don't explain why you believe that task manager "implies that there
    are still a number of IE tasks extant".

    If you see multiple instances of iexplore.exe in Task Manager, see:

    "Multiple Instaneces of iexplore.exe Run When Using Internet Explorer 8"
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/m...xploreexe-run-when-using-internet-explorer-8/

    If you are experiencing other problem with either version of Internet
    Explorer:

    Do you have the same experience when you start Internet Explorer from
    the 'no add-ons' icon?

    Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start Search box > click Internet
    Explorer (No Add-Ons)

    Do you have the same experience after you have reset Internet Explorer
    settings?

    "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    Problems with Internet Explorer can also be caused by by malicious
    software ('malware') that you have unwittingly installed on your computer.

    Web pages that were developed for previous versions of Internet
    Explorer, or with proprietary HTML or scripting extensions, might not
    function the same way in Internet Explorer 8.


    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Oldster wrote:
    > I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate with IE8 64bit.
    > There seem to be two versions of IE8 on the machine. One in "Program
    > Files" and another in "Program Files (x86)". The version that seems to
    > be the default is from the "(x86)" folder. However although the
    > (presumeably) 64bit version does the job properly, I have noticed that
    > the (x86) version doesn't seem to close properly and on task manager
    > that although IE seems to have closed down completely, Task manager
    > implies that there are still a number of IE tasks extant (*32 version).
    > Seems to occur when trying to access a link from one page to another for
    > (perhaps) a file transfer which seems to fail in some way. I can find no
    > extra information as to what has happened, and conversely should I make
    > the 64bit version the default in some way?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. Oldster

    Oldster Flightless Bird

    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:#8KrsGGlKHA.5128@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > 64-bit Windows OSes include both a 32-bit (x86) and a 64-bit (x64) version
    > of Internet Explorer. It was necessary to do this because a large number
    > of ActiveX controls currently available are 32-bit, and will not run in
    > x64 IE. For the same reason, the 32-bit version of IE is the default. In
    > all other respects, both versions of Internet Explorer are identical and
    > function equally well.
    >
    > You don't explain why you believe that task manager "implies that there
    > are still a number of IE tasks extant".


    Perhaps a bad choice of words. Having closed all windows/tabs of IE
    that I can see on the desktop, then in Task manager I see a number of
    instances of "iexplore.exe *32" which remain until I deliberately delete
    them, or reload the machine.
    >
    > If you see multiple instances of iexplore.exe in Task Manager, see:
    >
    > "Multiple Instaneces of iexplore.exe Run When Using Internet Explorer 8"
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/m...xploreexe-run-when-using-internet-explorer-8/
    >
    > If you are experiencing other problem with either version of Internet
    > Explorer:
    >
    > Do you have the same experience when you start Internet Explorer from the
    > 'no add-ons' icon?


    Where is this icon? Doesn't seem to exist on my machine.
    >
    > Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start Search box > click Internet
    > Explorer (No Add-Ons)


    Cant seem to find this. Is it a parameter to "iexplore.exe"?
    >
    > Do you have the same experience after you have reset Internet Explorer
    > settings?


    Yes
    >
    > "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    >
    > Problems with Internet Explorer can also be caused by by malicious
    > software ('malware') that you have unwittingly installed on your computer.


    I have run "Spybot Search and Destroy" without finding anything of
    interest. And I also run Comodo Security on the machine.
    >
    > Web pages that were developed for previous versions of Internet Explorer,
    > or with proprietary HTML or scripting extensions, might not function the
    > same way in Internet Explorer 8.
    >
    >
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Oldster wrote:
    >> I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate with IE8 64bit.
    >> There seem to be two versions of IE8 on the machine. One in "Program
    >> Files" and another in "Program Files (x86)". The version that seems to be
    >> the default is from the "(x86)" folder. However although the
    >> (presumeably) 64bit version does the job properly, I have noticed that
    >> the (x86) version doesn't seem to close properly and on task manager that
    >> although IE seems to have closed down completely, Task manager implies
    >> that there are still a number of IE tasks extant (*32 version). Seems to
    >> occur when trying to access a link from one page to another for (perhaps)
    >> a file transfer which seems to fail in some way. I can find no extra
    >> information as to what has happened, and conversely should I make the
    >> 64bit version the default in some way?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  4. Oldster

    Oldster Flightless Bird

    I've generated and entry for "No addons". It truely didn't exist before
    (-extoff is the parameter). And tried it. The fail still occurs under these
    conditions. Presumeably there is something wrong in the registry. But What?.
    Is it possible to reset up these entries? I've tried setting default
    programs for whatever that does.
     
  5. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 1/13/10, Oldster posted:
    > I've generated and entry for "No addons". It truely didn't exist before
    > (-extoff is the parameter). And tried it. The fail still occurs under these
    > conditions. Presumeably there is something wrong in the registry. But What?.
    > Is it possible to reset up these entries? I've tried setting default programs
    > for whatever that does.


    If you type Internet Explorer in the Start Menu search box, you'll see
    three links for the three versions of IE8.

    You may only need to type Internet Ex :)

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     

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