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BUG? Windows 7/64bit and IE8/32bit

 
 
Julia M
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      12-30-2009
Hi,

Just 2 short weeks ago I installed Windows7 64bit on my nice and shiny
new NB and already my nerves are on edge because of IE8's weird
behaviour.

Since IE8/64 does not support Flash I was forced to switch to IE8/32
and that's when the trouble started.
It does not seem possible to open any new window or tab from the
context menu. i.e. right-clicking on a link and choose "open link in
new tab".
A new tab is created alright, but it hangs and hangs and hangs and
never shows any content. I either have to click a link directly -
which works but will "lose" me the current tab - or manually have to
open a new tab and copy and paste the address. In short: It sucks.
What is more, ie8/32 spawns a new "iexplore.exe *32" thread in the
task manager - which is fine, of course - ie8/64 does it too. But with
32bit those threads never ever disappear - even if I close the
window.

I tried every setting google threw at me but it definitely boils down
to this: 32bit tabs hang indefinitely when they were opened via
context menu and its threads camp out in the task manager until I
reboot or kill them manually.
64bit works fine but ... no flash.

Can anyone else confirm this? Is there a solution?

tia
 
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Julia M
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      12-30-2009
On Dec 30, 6:51*pm, "David B." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Have you tried IE in no ad-on mode to see if the issue remains?


Yes. That was one of the things "Google" suggested
I disabled everything but flash.
 
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Dennis Pack
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      12-30-2009
Julia:
IE8/32bit is the default since IE8/64 bit is lacking addons like
flash. I just tried to open 9 different links using the right click open in
a new tab method and every tab opened fully loaded within 3 seconds. This is
an older laptop running 2gb ram running Win-7 Professional x64 on a new
blank hard drive.

--
Dennis Pack
Win-7 Professional x64, Win-7 Enterprise x64, MS Office 2010 beta

"Julia M" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi,
>
> Just 2 short weeks ago I installed Windows7 64bit on my nice and shiny
> new NB and already my nerves are on edge because of IE8's weird
> behaviour.
>
> Since IE8/64 does not support Flash I was forced to switch to IE8/32
> and that's when the trouble started.
> It does not seem possible to open any new window or tab from the
> context menu. i.e. right-clicking on a link and choose "open link in
> new tab".
> A new tab is created alright, but it hangs and hangs and hangs and
> never shows any content. I either have to click a link directly -
> which works but will "lose" me the current tab - or manually have to
> open a new tab and copy and paste the address. In short: It sucks.
> What is more, ie8/32 spawns a new "iexplore.exe *32" thread in the
> task manager - which is fine, of course - ie8/64 does it too. But with
> 32bit those threads never ever disappear - even if I close the
> window.
>
> I tried every setting google threw at me but it definitely boils down
> to this: 32bit tabs hang indefinitely when they were opened via
> context menu and its threads camp out in the task manager until I
> reboot or kill them manually.
> 64bit works fine but ... no flash.
>
> Can anyone else confirm this? Is there a solution?
>
> tia


 
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Sardine
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      12-30-2009
My new Win 7/64 computer has no problems at all with Firefox, I rarely
open IE.

Sard


Julia M wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Just 2 short weeks ago I installed Windows7 64bit on my nice and shiny
> new NB and already my nerves are on edge because of IE8's weird
> behaviour.
>
> Since IE8/64 does not support Flash I was forced to switch to IE8/32
> and that's when the trouble started.
> It does not seem possible to open any new window or tab from the
> context menu. i.e. right-clicking on a link and choose "open link in
> new tab".
> A new tab is created alright, but it hangs and hangs and hangs and
> never shows any content. I either have to click a link directly -
> which works but will "lose" me the current tab - or manually have to
> open a new tab and copy and paste the address. In short: It sucks.
> What is more, ie8/32 spawns a new "iexplore.exe *32" thread in the
> task manager - which is fine, of course - ie8/64 does it too. But with
> 32bit those threads never ever disappear - even if I close the
> window.
>
> I tried every setting google threw at me but it definitely boils down
> to this: 32bit tabs hang indefinitely when they were opened via
> context menu and its threads camp out in the task manager until I
> reboot or kill them manually.
> 64bit works fine but ... no flash.
>
> Can anyone else confirm this? Is there a solution?
>
> tia

 
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Carlos
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      12-30-2009
Julia,
Try resetting IE to its factory defaults.
Go to Tools, Internet Settings, Advanced Options.
Click the lower button in that tab.
I'm using IE7 on XP (Spanish) right now so I have tried to figure out the
clicks for IE8.
Carlos


"Julia M" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Just 2 short weeks ago I installed Windows7 64bit on my nice and shiny
> new NB and already my nerves are on edge because of IE8's weird
> behaviour.
>
> Since IE8/64 does not support Flash I was forced to switch to IE8/32
> and that's when the trouble started.
> It does not seem possible to open any new window or tab from the
> context menu. i.e. right-clicking on a link and choose "open link in
> new tab".
> A new tab is created alright, but it hangs and hangs and hangs and
> never shows any content. I either have to click a link directly -
> which works but will "lose" me the current tab - or manually have to
> open a new tab and copy and paste the address. In short: It sucks.
> What is more, ie8/32 spawns a new "iexplore.exe *32" thread in the
> task manager - which is fine, of course - ie8/64 does it too. But with
> 32bit those threads never ever disappear - even if I close the
> window.
>
> I tried every setting google threw at me but it definitely boils down
> to this: 32bit tabs hang indefinitely when they were opened via
> context menu and its threads camp out in the task manager until I
> reboot or kill them manually.
> 64bit works fine but ... no flash.
>
> Can anyone else confirm this? Is there a solution?
>
> tia
> .
>

 
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Bobby Johnson
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      12-30-2009
When newly installed the default browser on all versions of 64-bit
Windows (AMD64 & Intel EMT64) is the 32-bit browser and it works fine
with all the popular add-ons. It takes some fiddling around to get the
64-bit browser set as the default.

So, when you installed Windows 7 64-bit on your nice, shiny, new NB, the
default would have been the 32-bit browser. Can you think back and
remember anything you would have done to change that to the 64-bit browser?

Someone suggested installing 32-bit Firefox, making it your default
browser, then opening 32-bit IE8 and answering "YES" when asked if you
want it to be your default browser and clearing up problems as you
describe. You can uninstall Firefox if you desire after trying this.


On 2009-12-30 12:17, Julia M wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Just 2 short weeks ago I installed Windows7 64bit on my nice and shiny
> new NB and already my nerves are on edge because of IE8's weird
> behaviour.
>
> Since IE8/64 does not support Flash I was forced to switch to IE8/32
> and that's when the trouble started.
> It does not seem possible to open any new window or tab from the
> context menu. i.e. right-clicking on a link and choose "open link in
> new tab".
> A new tab is created alright, but it hangs and hangs and hangs and
> never shows any content. I either have to click a link directly -
> which works but will "lose" me the current tab - or manually have to
> open a new tab and copy and paste the address. In short: It sucks.
> What is more, ie8/32 spawns a new "iexplore.exe *32" thread in the
> task manager - which is fine, of course - ie8/64 does it too. But with
> 32bit those threads never ever disappear - even if I close the
> window.
>
> I tried every setting google threw at me but it definitely boils down
> to this: 32bit tabs hang indefinitely when they were opened via
> context menu and its threads camp out in the task manager until I
> reboot or kill them manually.
> 64bit works fine but ... no flash.
>
> Can anyone else confirm this? Is there a solution?
>
> tia

 
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Julia M
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      12-31-2009
On Dec 30, 8:59*pm, Bobby Johnson <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

> So, when you installed Windows 7 64-bit on your nice, shiny, new NB, the
> default would have been the 32-bit browser. *Can you think back and
> remember anything you would have done to change that to the 64-bit browser?


I didn't. IE isn't my default browser anyway. Mozilla is
But sadly some fancy Websites (Silverlight stuff a.o.) require IE.

That hasn't been a problem so far with all my other machines (32bit)
which run XP - only this one gives me trouble,

I guess I will try to reset or re-install IE - this is annoying.

thx
 
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Bobby Johnson
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      12-31-2009
Silverlight for IE only works in the 32-bit version. There is no
Silverlight for 64-bit at this time.

And, I am not sure how you would re-install IE. I am not aware of any
standalone install packages for Win 7.


On 2009-12-31 07:34, Julia M wrote:
> On Dec 30, 8:59 pm, Bobby Johnson<(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>> So, when you installed Windows 7 64-bit on your nice, shiny, new NB, the
>> default would have been the 32-bit browser. Can you think back and
>> remember anything you would have done to change that to the 64-bit browser?

>
> I didn't. IE isn't my default browser anyway. Mozilla is
> But sadly some fancy Websites (Silverlight stuff a.o.) require IE.
>
> That hasn't been a problem so far with all my other machines (32bit)
> which run XP - only this one gives me trouble,
>
> I guess I will try to reset or re-install IE - this is annoying.
>
> thx

 
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TOM7601
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      12-31-2009
Sardine wrote:
> My new Win 7/64 computer has no problems at all with Firefox, I rarely
> open IE.
>
> Sard


In Firefox, install the Corel IE Tab. That way, websites designed by
folks who don't know that there other browsers out there and that don't
recognize anything but IE should render properly...
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Sardine
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      01-03-2010
TOM7601 wrote:
> Sardine wrote:
>> My new Win 7/64 computer has no problems at all with Firefox, I rarely
>> open IE.
>>
>> Sard

>
> In Firefox, install the Corel IE Tab. That way, websites designed by
> folks who don't know that there other browsers out there and that don't
> recognize anything but IE should render properly...


Tom:

Thanks for suggesting this info.

Sard

 
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