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R. C. White
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      09-10-2009
Hi, Angela.

Please see me earlier message. It sounds to me like you already have IE8
and are trying to install IE7 over it. :>(

> my guess is that his version I'm trying
> to install contains both 32 and 64-bit,


Good guess! See my earlier post - and posts by Bobby and Don.

> and to install the 32-bit (the one I
> don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit,


BAD Guess!

As we said before, BOTH versions are installed automatically. You can
choose to run either one (the 32-bit is the default but you can change it) -
or both side by side.

So, no need to uninstall 64-bit. You really can't, anyhow, without
uninstalling 32-bit along with it.

> and then use this download to
> reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious.


I'm not sure that "obvious" is the word. But just install IE8 on your
64-bit Vista. Then look in TWO locations and you will find the TWO versions
of iexplore.exe: the 32-bit in Program Files (x86) and the 64-bit in
Program Files (without the "x86"). You may think that these two
identically-named files are identical, but they are not. One clue is that
the 32-bit file is 658 KB; the 64-bit version is bigger at 681 KB. You
want - and need - and will automatically get BOTH files "for the price of
one".

> I'd
> just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )


Not stupid. Just hard to understand the way Microsoft does things
sometimes. :^{

Now...When I tried to send the screenshot of both "Help | About..." windows
earlier, I forgot to Attach it. Then I tried to send it in a second
message - which was rejected because it was too big (about 400 KB). So I
cut it down and tried again - and I don't know what happened. My Sent Items
says it was sent, but it hasn't shown up here yet. But you don't really
need it. Just open each of the two versions of IE - either 7 or 8 - and
click Help | About Internet Explorer and look at the Version line to see if
it mentions 64-bit. If it doesn't you are seeing the 32-bit version - which
is the default. If you want to see the 64-bit version, just browse to:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe and click on it. (And I
just realized that I left the \Internet Explorer out of the paths in my
first message.)

Good luck! Please post back and let us know how it works out for you.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

"angela g" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks everyone. I did download IE from the links you gave. When tried to
> install, got msg that a newer version was already on my PC. Well, I
> suspect
> they're the same version but anyhow, my guess is that his version I'm
> trying
> to install contains both 32 and 64-bit, and to install the 32-bit (the one
> I
> don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit, and then use this download to
> reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious. I'd
> just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )
>
> "Don Varnau" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> In IE> Help> About, what's the version? If 64-bit or x-64 isn't in the
>> About
>> Internet Explorer info, you're running the 32-bit version. When IE8 is
>> installed to a 64-bit system, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of IE are
>> installed, but the 32-bit version of IE is the default.
>>
>> Anyhow...
>> Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition or Windows
>> Server 2008 64-bit Edition
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>>
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>> Don
>> [MS MVP- IE]
>>
>>
>> "angela g" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > A webex tech support person suggested I might need to run IE 32-bit to

>> access
>> > a webinar (I have 64-bit Vista Home Premium). I tried to download and

>> install
>> > 32-bit IE but when I tried to install it I got an error msg saying it
>> > wouldn't run on my PC, apparently because it's 32-bit IE and I have
>> > 64-bit

>> PC.
>> >
>> > Is there a special 32-bit version of IE for 64-bit PCs like mine, and
>> > if

>> so,
>> > where is the download?
>> >
>> > Thank you in advance.

>>
>>

 
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angela g
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      09-10-2009
Thanks.
It was IE 8 I was trying to install. Apparently when the new version and
previously installed version are same version, that msg appears and one
cannot install.

I neglected to mention that I deleted IE 32-bit a few months ago. I was
trying to do something, the browser didn't work right, I was using IE 32-bit,
noticed for the first time that there was both a 32-bit and 64-bit, the
64-bit did work, since I have 64-bit PC, I figured the 32-bit was a mistake,
deleted it, and was fine.

It was only when I talked to the Webex guy on Tue. that seemed like 32-bit
version might be good some occasions. (Just like I normally use Firefox but
sometimes IE for whatever reason works better.)

I tried today to uninstall IE to reinstall with both 32 and 64 bit version.
Guess what, it's not listed on the Add and Uninstall Programs in Ctrl Panel.
If you try to delete or rename it directly, I'm told I don't have access,
even tho I normally have admin access.

Since the NEED to have 32-bit IE has only come up once (and I don't know
that it would have solved the Webex issue anyhow), at this point I'm ready to
give up and wait however many months till there's a new version of IE.
Unless someone has a better idea.
Thanks again everyone for all your suggestions and time.

"R. C. White" wrote:

> Hi, Angela.
>
> Please see me earlier message. It sounds to me like you already have IE8
> and are trying to install IE7 over it. :>(
>
> > my guess is that his version I'm trying
> > to install contains both 32 and 64-bit,

>
> Good guess! See my earlier post - and posts by Bobby and Don.
>
> > and to install the 32-bit (the one I
> > don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit,

>
> BAD Guess!
>
> As we said before, BOTH versions are installed automatically. You can
> choose to run either one (the 32-bit is the default but you can change it) -
> or both side by side.
>
> So, no need to uninstall 64-bit. You really can't, anyhow, without
> uninstalling 32-bit along with it.
>
> > and then use this download to
> > reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious.

>
> I'm not sure that "obvious" is the word. But just install IE8 on your
> 64-bit Vista. Then look in TWO locations and you will find the TWO versions
> of iexplore.exe: the 32-bit in Program Files (x86) and the 64-bit in
> Program Files (without the "x86"). You may think that these two
> identically-named files are identical, but they are not. One clue is that
> the 32-bit file is 658 KB; the 64-bit version is bigger at 681 KB. You
> want - and need - and will automatically get BOTH files "for the price of
> one".
>
> > I'd
> > just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )

>
> Not stupid. Just hard to understand the way Microsoft does things
> sometimes. :^{
>
> Now...When I tried to send the screenshot of both "Help | About..." windows
> earlier, I forgot to Attach it. Then I tried to send it in a second
> message - which was rejected because it was too big (about 400 KB). So I
> cut it down and tried again - and I don't know what happened. My Sent Items
> says it was sent, but it hasn't shown up here yet. But you don't really
> need it. Just open each of the two versions of IE - either 7 or 8 - and
> click Help | About Internet Explorer and look at the Version line to see if
> it mentions 64-bit. If it doesn't you are seeing the 32-bit version - which
> is the default. If you want to see the 64-bit version, just browse to:
> C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe and click on it. (And I
> just realized that I left the \Internet Explorer out of the paths in my
> first message.)
>
> Good luck! Please post back and let us know how it works out for you.
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> (E-Mail Removed)
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
>
> "angela g" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Thanks everyone. I did download IE from the links you gave. When tried to
> > install, got msg that a newer version was already on my PC. Well, I
> > suspect
> > they're the same version but anyhow, my guess is that his version I'm
> > trying
> > to install contains both 32 and 64-bit, and to install the 32-bit (the one
> > I
> > don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit, and then use this download to
> > reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious. I'd
> > just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )
> >
> > "Don Varnau" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >> In IE> Help> About, what's the version? If 64-bit or x-64 isn't in the
> >> About
> >> Internet Explorer info, you're running the 32-bit version. When IE8 is
> >> installed to a 64-bit system, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of IE are
> >> installed, but the 32-bit version of IE is the default.
> >>
> >> Anyhow...
> >> Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition or Windows
> >> Server 2008 64-bit Edition
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
> >>
> >>
> >> Hope this helps,
> >> Don
> >> [MS MVP- IE]
> >>
> >>
> >> "angela g" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> > A webex tech support person suggested I might need to run IE 32-bit to
> >> access
> >> > a webinar (I have 64-bit Vista Home Premium). I tried to download and
> >> install
> >> > 32-bit IE but when I tried to install it I got an error msg saying it
> >> > wouldn't run on my PC, apparently because it's 32-bit IE and I have
> >> > 64-bit
> >> PC.
> >> >
> >> > Is there a special 32-bit version of IE for 64-bit PCs like mine, and
> >> > if
> >> so,
> >> > where is the download?
> >> >
> >> > Thank you in advance.
> >>
> >>

>

 
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R. C. White
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      09-10-2009
Hi, Angela.

I'm sorry to say that you probably DO NEED the 32-bit IE. :>(

A FEW websites don't recognize 64-bit IE yet. Some of them, sadly, are
Microsoft sites!

But the biggest gap - for me at least - is that Adobe's Flash Player has not
yet been updated to run on a 64-bit browser, as I mentioned before. We're
not waiting for a new version of IE; we're waiting for Adobe to catch up to
the 21st Century. For Adobe's official position on this, see their
TechNote, written nearly a year ago and still current:
Flash Player support on 64-bit operating systems
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/000/6b3af6c9.html

This means my grandson can't watch Super Why videos on pbskids.org unless he
uses 32-bit IE8. :>(

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(E-Mail Removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

"angela g" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks.
> It was IE 8 I was trying to install. Apparently when the new version and
> previously installed version are same version, that msg appears and one
> cannot install.
>
> I neglected to mention that I deleted IE 32-bit a few months ago. I was
> trying to do something, the browser didn't work right, I was using IE
> 32-bit,
> noticed for the first time that there was both a 32-bit and 64-bit, the
> 64-bit did work, since I have 64-bit PC, I figured the 32-bit was a
> mistake,
> deleted it, and was fine.
>
> It was only when I talked to the Webex guy on Tue. that seemed like 32-bit
> version might be good some occasions. (Just like I normally use Firefox
> but
> sometimes IE for whatever reason works better.)
>
> I tried today to uninstall IE to reinstall with both 32 and 64 bit
> version.
> Guess what, it's not listed on the Add and Uninstall Programs in Ctrl
> Panel.
> If you try to delete or rename it directly, I'm told I don't have access,
> even tho I normally have admin access.
>
> Since the NEED to have 32-bit IE has only come up once (and I don't know
> that it would have solved the Webex issue anyhow), at this point I'm ready
> to
> give up and wait however many months till there's a new version of IE.
> Unless someone has a better idea.
> Thanks again everyone for all your suggestions and time.
>
> "R. C. White" wrote:
>
>> Hi, Angela.
>>
>> Please see me earlier message. It sounds to me like you already have IE8
>> and are trying to install IE7 over it. :>(
>>
>> > my guess is that his version I'm trying
>> > to install contains both 32 and 64-bit,

>>
>> Good guess! See my earlier post - and posts by Bobby and Don.
>>
>> > and to install the 32-bit (the one I
>> > don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit,

>>
>> BAD Guess!
>>
>> As we said before, BOTH versions are installed automatically. You can
>> choose to run either one (the 32-bit is the default but you can change
>> it) -
>> or both side by side.
>>
>> So, no need to uninstall 64-bit. You really can't, anyhow, without
>> uninstalling 32-bit along with it.
>>
>> > and then use this download to
>> > reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious.

>>
>> I'm not sure that "obvious" is the word. But just install IE8 on your
>> 64-bit Vista. Then look in TWO locations and you will find the TWO
>> versions
>> of iexplore.exe: the 32-bit in Program Files (x86) and the 64-bit in
>> Program Files (without the "x86"). You may think that these two
>> identically-named files are identical, but they are not. One clue is
>> that
>> the 32-bit file is 658 KB; the 64-bit version is bigger at 681 KB. You
>> want - and need - and will automatically get BOTH files "for the price of
>> one".
>>
>> > I'd
>> > just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )

>>
>> Not stupid. Just hard to understand the way Microsoft does things
>> sometimes. :^{
>>
>> Now...When I tried to send the screenshot of both "Help | About..."
>> windows
>> earlier, I forgot to Attach it. Then I tried to send it in a second
>> message - which was rejected because it was too big (about 400 KB). So I
>> cut it down and tried again - and I don't know what happened. My Sent
>> Items
>> says it was sent, but it hasn't shown up here yet. But you don't really
>> need it. Just open each of the two versions of IE - either 7 or 8 - and
>> click Help | About Internet Explorer and look at the Version line to see
>> if
>> it mentions 64-bit. If it doesn't you are seeing the 32-bit version -
>> which
>> is the default. If you want to see the 64-bit version, just browse to:
>> C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe and click on it. (And I
>> just realized that I left the \Internet Explorer out of the paths in my
>> first message.)
>>
>> Good luck! Please post back and let us know how it works out for you.
>>
>> RC
>>
>> "angela g" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > Thanks everyone. I did download IE from the links you gave. When tried
>> > to
>> > install, got msg that a newer version was already on my PC. Well, I
>> > suspect
>> > they're the same version but anyhow, my guess is that his version I'm
>> > trying
>> > to install contains both 32 and 64-bit, and to install the 32-bit (the
>> > one
>> > I
>> > don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit, and then use this download
>> > to
>> > reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious.
>> > I'd
>> > just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )
>> >
>> > "Don Varnau" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >> In IE> Help> About, what's the version? If 64-bit or x-64 isn't in the
>> >> About
>> >> Internet Explorer info, you're running the 32-bit version. When IE8 is
>> >> installed to a 64-bit system, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of IE
>> >> are
>> >> installed, but the 32-bit version of IE is the default.
>> >>
>> >> Anyhow...
>> >> Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition or
>> >> Windows
>> >> Server 2008 64-bit Edition
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Hope this helps,
>> >> Don
>> >> [MS MVP- IE]
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "angela g" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >> > A webex tech support person suggested I might need to run IE 32-bit
>> >> > to
>> >> access
>> >> > a webinar (I have 64-bit Vista Home Premium). I tried to download
>> >> > and
>> >> install
>> >> > 32-bit IE but when I tried to install it I got an error msg saying
>> >> > it
>> >> > wouldn't run on my PC, apparently because it's 32-bit IE and I have
>> >> > 64-bit
>> >> PC.
>> >> >
>> >> > Is there a special 32-bit version of IE for 64-bit PCs like mine,
>> >> > and
>> >> > if
>> >> so,
>> >> > where is the download?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thank you in advance.


 
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Dominic Payer
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      09-10-2009
IE8 is an installed update which will not appear in the Programs list.

See
http://www.windowsreference.com/inte...e8-in-vistaxp/
for uninstallation instructions.

If you only deleted the shortcut to 32-bit IE8 all you need to do is
recreate the shortcut to C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet
Explorer\iexplore.exe.


On 10/09/2009 16:32, angela g wrote:
> Thanks.
> It was IE 8 I was trying to install. Apparently when the new version and
> previously installed version are same version, that msg appears and one
> cannot install.
>
> I neglected to mention that I deleted IE 32-bit a few months ago. I was
> trying to do something, the browser didn't work right, I was using IE 32-bit,
> noticed for the first time that there was both a 32-bit and 64-bit, the
> 64-bit did work, since I have 64-bit PC, I figured the 32-bit was a mistake,
> deleted it, and was fine.
>
> It was only when I talked to the Webex guy on Tue. that seemed like 32-bit
> version might be good some occasions. (Just like I normally use Firefox but
> sometimes IE for whatever reason works better.)
>
> I tried today to uninstall IE to reinstall with both 32 and 64 bit version.
> Guess what, it's not listed on the Add and Uninstall Programs in Ctrl Panel.
> If you try to delete or rename it directly, I'm told I don't have access,
> even tho I normally have admin access.
>
> Since the NEED to have 32-bit IE has only come up once (and I don't know
> that it would have solved the Webex issue anyhow), at this point I'm ready to
> give up and wait however many months till there's a new version of IE.
> Unless someone has a better idea.
> Thanks again everyone for all your suggestions and time.
>
> "R. C. White" wrote:
>
>> Hi, Angela.
>>
>> Please see me earlier message. It sounds to me like you already have IE8
>> and are trying to install IE7 over it. :>(
>>
>>> my guess is that his version I'm trying
>>> to install contains both 32 and 64-bit,

>>
>> Good guess! See my earlier post - and posts by Bobby and Don.
>>
>>> and to install the 32-bit (the one I
>>> don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit,

>>
>> BAD Guess!
>>
>> As we said before, BOTH versions are installed automatically. You can
>> choose to run either one (the 32-bit is the default but you can change it) -
>> or both side by side.
>>
>> So, no need to uninstall 64-bit. You really can't, anyhow, without
>> uninstalling 32-bit along with it.
>>
>>> and then use this download to
>>> reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious.

>>
>> I'm not sure that "obvious" is the word. But just install IE8 on your
>> 64-bit Vista. Then look in TWO locations and you will find the TWO versions
>> of iexplore.exe: the 32-bit in Program Files (x86) and the 64-bit in
>> Program Files (without the "x86"). You may think that these two
>> identically-named files are identical, but they are not. One clue is that
>> the 32-bit file is 658 KB; the 64-bit version is bigger at 681 KB. You
>> want - and need - and will automatically get BOTH files "for the price of
>> one".
>>
>>> I'd
>>> just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )

>>
>> Not stupid. Just hard to understand the way Microsoft does things
>> sometimes. :^{
>>
>> Now...When I tried to send the screenshot of both "Help | About..." windows
>> earlier, I forgot to Attach it. Then I tried to send it in a second
>> message - which was rejected because it was too big (about 400 KB). So I
>> cut it down and tried again - and I don't know what happened. My Sent Items
>> says it was sent, but it hasn't shown up here yet. But you don't really
>> need it. Just open each of the two versions of IE - either 7 or 8 - and
>> click Help | About Internet Explorer and look at the Version line to see if
>> it mentions 64-bit. If it doesn't you are seeing the 32-bit version - which
>> is the default. If you want to see the 64-bit version, just browse to:
>> C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe and click on it. (And I
>> just realized that I left the \Internet Explorer out of the paths in my
>> first message.)
>>
>> Good luck! Please post back and let us know how it works out for you.
>>
>> RC
>> --
>> R. C. White, CPA
>> San Marcos, TX
>> (E-Mail Removed)
>> Microsoft Windows MVP
>> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
>>
>> "angela g"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Thanks everyone. I did download IE from the links you gave. When tried to
>>> install, got msg that a newer version was already on my PC. Well, I
>>> suspect
>>> they're the same version but anyhow, my guess is that his version I'm
>>> trying
>>> to install contains both 32 and 64-bit, and to install the 32-bit (the one
>>> I
>>> don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit, and then use this download to
>>> reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious. I'd
>>> just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )
>>>
>>> "Don Varnau" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> In IE> Help> About, what's the version? If 64-bit or x-64 isn't in the
>>>> About
>>>> Internet Explorer info, you're running the 32-bit version. When IE8 is
>>>> installed to a 64-bit system, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of IE are
>>>> installed, but the 32-bit version of IE is the default.
>>>>
>>>> Anyhow...
>>>> Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition or Windows
>>>> Server 2008 64-bit Edition
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hope this helps,
>>>> Don
>>>> [MS MVP- IE]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "angela g"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> A webex tech support person suggested I might need to run IE 32-bit to
>>>> access
>>>>> a webinar (I have 64-bit Vista Home Premium). I tried to download and
>>>> install
>>>>> 32-bit IE but when I tried to install it I got an error msg saying it
>>>>> wouldn't run on my PC, apparently because it's 32-bit IE and I have
>>>>> 64-bit
>>>> PC.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there a special 32-bit version of IE for 64-bit PCs like mine, and
>>>>> if
>>>> so,
>>>>> where is the download?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you in advance.
>>>>
>>>>

>>

 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]
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      09-10-2009
How to uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700

angela g wrote:
<snip>
> I tried today to uninstall IE to reinstall with both 32 and 64 bit
> version.
> Guess what, it's not listed on the Add and Uninstall Programs in Ctrl
> Panel.

<snip>

 
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R. C. White
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      09-11-2009
Hi, PA Bear.

And we might point out for those of us using Windows 7 that this KB article
DOES NOT APPLY TO WINDOWS 7.

Just as IE7 is an integral part of Vista, IE8 is an integral part of Win7
and can't be uninstalled (by us mere mortals).

But IE8 can be uninstalled from WinXP and Vista, reverting those Windows
installations to whatever was there before IE8 was installed.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(E-Mail Removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> How to uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
>
> angela g wrote:
> <snip>
>> I tried today to uninstall IE to reinstall with both 32 and 64 bit
>> version.
>> Guess what, it's not listed on the Add and Uninstall Programs in Ctrl
>> Panel.

> <snip>


 
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angela g
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      09-11-2009
Thanks, Dominic, (and everyone else), I had just deleted the shortcut (which
I'd considered a possibility but I could only find the one IExplorer.exe when
I looked before posting my previous msg. (Duh! I forgot that I had both a
regular Programs folder and and a 32-bit one. Yes, this is my first time to
use 64-bit PC).

So PA Bear and Dominic, I didn't need to test uninstalling IE. (Which I
should've googled how to do when it wasn't obvious when I tried before.)

Thanks, folks, for great answers, suggestions, and patience!

"Dominic Payer" wrote:

> IE8 is an installed update which will not appear in the Programs list.
>
> See
> http://www.windowsreference.com/inte...e8-in-vistaxp/
> for uninstallation instructions.
>
> If you only deleted the shortcut to 32-bit IE8 all you need to do is
> recreate the shortcut to C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet
> Explorer\iexplore.exe.
>
>
> On 10/09/2009 16:32, angela g wrote:
> > Thanks.
> > It was IE 8 I was trying to install. Apparently when the new version and
> > previously installed version are same version, that msg appears and one
> > cannot install.
> >
> > I neglected to mention that I deleted IE 32-bit a few months ago. I was
> > trying to do something, the browser didn't work right, I was using IE 32-bit,
> > noticed for the first time that there was both a 32-bit and 64-bit, the
> > 64-bit did work, since I have 64-bit PC, I figured the 32-bit was a mistake,
> > deleted it, and was fine.
> >
> > It was only when I talked to the Webex guy on Tue. that seemed like 32-bit
> > version might be good some occasions. (Just like I normally use Firefox but
> > sometimes IE for whatever reason works better.)
> >
> > I tried today to uninstall IE to reinstall with both 32 and 64 bit version.
> > Guess what, it's not listed on the Add and Uninstall Programs in Ctrl Panel.
> > If you try to delete or rename it directly, I'm told I don't have access,
> > even tho I normally have admin access.
> >
> > Since the NEED to have 32-bit IE has only come up once (and I don't know
> > that it would have solved the Webex issue anyhow), at this point I'm ready to
> > give up and wait however many months till there's a new version of IE.
> > Unless someone has a better idea.
> > Thanks again everyone for all your suggestions and time.
> >
> > "R. C. White" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi, Angela.
> >>
> >> Please see me earlier message. It sounds to me like you already have IE8
> >> and are trying to install IE7 over it. :>(
> >>
> >>> my guess is that his version I'm trying
> >>> to install contains both 32 and 64-bit,
> >>
> >> Good guess! See my earlier post - and posts by Bobby and Don.
> >>
> >>> and to install the 32-bit (the one I
> >>> don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit,
> >>
> >> BAD Guess!
> >>
> >> As we said before, BOTH versions are installed automatically. You can
> >> choose to run either one (the 32-bit is the default but you can change it) -
> >> or both side by side.
> >>
> >> So, no need to uninstall 64-bit. You really can't, anyhow, without
> >> uninstalling 32-bit along with it.
> >>
> >>> and then use this download to
> >>> reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure that "obvious" is the word. But just install IE8 on your
> >> 64-bit Vista. Then look in TWO locations and you will find the TWO versions
> >> of iexplore.exe: the 32-bit in Program Files (x86) and the 64-bit in
> >> Program Files (without the "x86"). You may think that these two
> >> identically-named files are identical, but they are not. One clue is that
> >> the 32-bit file is 658 KB; the 64-bit version is bigger at 681 KB. You
> >> want - and need - and will automatically get BOTH files "for the price of
> >> one".
> >>
> >>> I'd
> >>> just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )
> >>
> >> Not stupid. Just hard to understand the way Microsoft does things
> >> sometimes. :^{
> >>
> >> Now...When I tried to send the screenshot of both "Help | About..." windows
> >> earlier, I forgot to Attach it. Then I tried to send it in a second
> >> message - which was rejected because it was too big (about 400 KB). So I
> >> cut it down and tried again - and I don't know what happened. My Sent Items
> >> says it was sent, but it hasn't shown up here yet. But you don't really
> >> need it. Just open each of the two versions of IE - either 7 or 8 - and
> >> click Help | About Internet Explorer and look at the Version line to see if
> >> it mentions 64-bit. If it doesn't you are seeing the 32-bit version - which
> >> is the default. If you want to see the 64-bit version, just browse to:
> >> C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe and click on it. (And I
> >> just realized that I left the \Internet Explorer out of the paths in my
> >> first message.)
> >>
> >> Good luck! Please post back and let us know how it works out for you.
> >>
> >> RC
> >> --
> >> R. C. White, CPA
> >> San Marcos, TX
> >> (E-Mail Removed)
> >> Microsoft Windows MVP
> >> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
> >>
> >> "angela g"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> Thanks everyone. I did download IE from the links you gave. When tried to
> >>> install, got msg that a newer version was already on my PC. Well, I
> >>> suspect
> >>> they're the same version but anyhow, my guess is that his version I'm
> >>> trying
> >>> to install contains both 32 and 64-bit, and to install the 32-bit (the one
> >>> I
> >>> don't have now), I need to uninstall 64-bit, and then use this download to
> >>> reinstall both. Does that make sense? Sorry if the answer is obvious. I'd
> >>> just prefer to not do something stupid. : o )
> >>>
> >>> "Don Varnau" wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>> In IE> Help> About, what's the version? If 64-bit or x-64 isn't in the
> >>>> About
> >>>> Internet Explorer info, you're running the 32-bit version. When IE8 is
> >>>> installed to a 64-bit system, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of IE are
> >>>> installed, but the 32-bit version of IE is the default.
> >>>>
> >>>> Anyhow...
> >>>> Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition or Windows
> >>>> Server 2008 64-bit Edition
> >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Hope this helps,
> >>>> Don
> >>>> [MS MVP- IE]
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> "angela g"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>>>> A webex tech support person suggested I might need to run IE 32-bit to
> >>>> access
> >>>>> a webinar (I have 64-bit Vista Home Premium). I tried to download and
> >>>> install
> >>>>> 32-bit IE but when I tried to install it I got an error msg saying it
> >>>>> wouldn't run on my PC, apparently because it's 32-bit IE and I have
> >>>>> 64-bit
> >>>> PC.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Is there a special 32-bit version of IE for 64-bit PCs like mine, and
> >>>>> if
> >>>> so,
> >>>>> where is the download?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thank you in advance.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>

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