64-bit Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Chris, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    I noticed there's a 64-bit Edition of Internet Explorer under the 'All
    Programs' of my Start Menu. However, the IE stuck on my Start Menu points
    to the 32-bit version. Anyone know how I can change this? Perhaps a little
    registry change may do the trick? Thanks.

    P.S. Copying and pasting into Word and back to spell check in Outlook
    Express sucks...
     
    Chris, Jan 30, 2006
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  2. Chris

    John Barnes Guest

    Right click on the shortcut on your start menu, select properties and in the
    target, eliminate the (86) leaving Program Files\
    I agree, the workaround along with missing drivers and programs that won't
    work in x64 makes it a niche system.

    "Chris" <> wrote in message
    news:%23k9%...
    >I noticed there's a 64-bit Edition of Internet Explorer under the 'All
    >Programs' of my Start Menu. However, the IE stuck on my Start Menu points
    >to the 32-bit version. Anyone know how I can change this? Perhaps a
    >little registry change may do the trick? Thanks.
    >
    > P.S. Copying and pasting into Word and back to spell check in Outlook
    > Express sucks...
    >
     
    John Barnes, Jan 31, 2006
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  3. Its possible that there is a registry hack for making IE 64-Bit the default
    browser, but nothing has popped in this ng, in the mean time, you simply
    remove the IE 6 32-Bit icon from the desktop and send the 64-bit IE icon to
    desktop and make it be your default browser and also drag it to your Quick
    launch.

    "P.S. Copying and pasting into Word and back to spell check in Outlook
    Express sucks..."
    Yeah, but its the best you can do right now, you just have to wait until
    there is a 64 bit native Office to utilize spell checking capabilities in
    Outlook Express on Windows x64.
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    Andre
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    "Chris" <> wrote in message
    news:%23k9%...
    >I noticed there's a 64-bit Edition of Internet Explorer under the 'All
    >Programs' of my Start Menu. However, the IE stuck on my Start Menu points
    >to the 32-bit version. Anyone know how I can change this? Perhaps a
    >little registry change may do the trick? Thanks.
    >
    > P.S. Copying and pasting into Word and back to spell check in Outlook
    > Express sucks...
    >
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jan 31, 2006
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  4. Chris

    John Barnes Guest

    Andre, see my post of Nov 17 Make 64 bit IE my default browser f or the
    registry hack to make IE64 the default browser. No reply about whether it
    worked, but it should have.


    "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Its possible that there is a registry hack for making IE 64-Bit the
    > default browser, but nothing has popped in this ng, in the mean time, you
    > simply remove the IE 6 32-Bit icon from the desktop and send the 64-bit IE
    > icon to desktop and make it be your default browser and also drag it to
    > your Quick launch.
    >
    > "P.S. Copying and pasting into Word and back to spell check in Outlook
    > Express sucks..."
    > Yeah, but its the best you can do right now, you just have to wait until
    > there is a 64 bit native Office to utilize spell checking capabilities in
    > Outlook Express on Windows x64.
    > --
    > Andre
    > Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    > Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    > http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    > FAQ for MS AntiSpy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    >
    >
    > "Chris" <> wrote in message
    > news:%23k9%...
    >>I noticed there's a 64-bit Edition of Internet Explorer under the 'All
    >>Programs' of my Start Menu. However, the IE stuck on my Start Menu points
    >>to the 32-bit version. Anyone know how I can change this? Perhaps a
    >>little registry change may do the trick? Thanks.
    >>
    >> P.S. Copying and pasting into Word and back to spell check in Outlook
    >> Express sucks...
    >>

    >
    >
     
    John Barnes, Jan 31, 2006
    #4
  5. Thanks John, never knew about that. :)
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    --
    Andre
    Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    FAQ for MS AntiSpy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    "John Barnes" <> wrote in message
    news:eDc%...
    > Andre, see my post of Nov 17 Make 64 bit IE my default browser f or the
    > registry hack to make IE64 the default browser. No reply about whether it
    > worked, but it should have.
    >
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Its possible that there is a registry hack for making IE 64-Bit the
    >> default browser, but nothing has popped in this ng, in the mean time, you
    >> simply remove the IE 6 32-Bit icon from the desktop and send the 64-bit
    >> IE icon to desktop and make it be your default browser and also drag it
    >> to your Quick launch.
    >>
    >> "P.S. Copying and pasting into Word and back to spell check in Outlook
    >> Express sucks..."
    >> Yeah, but its the best you can do right now, you just have to wait until
    >> there is a 64 bit native Office to utilize spell checking capabilities in
    >> Outlook Express on Windows x64.
    >> --
    >> Andre
    >> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    >> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    >> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    >> FAQ for MS AntiSpy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
    >>
    >>
    >> "Chris" <> wrote in message
    >> news:%23k9%...
    >>>I noticed there's a 64-bit Edition of Internet Explorer under the 'All
    >>>Programs' of my Start Menu. However, the IE stuck on my Start Menu
    >>>points to the 32-bit version. Anyone know how I can change this?
    >>>Perhaps a little registry change may do the trick? Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> P.S. Copying and pasting into Word and back to spell check in Outlook
    >>> Express sucks...
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 31, 2006
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  6. Chris

    Stroppy Guest

    > Andre, see my post of Nov 17 Make 64 bit IE my default browser f or the
    > registry hack to make IE64 the default browser. No reply about whether it
    > worked, but it should have.


    Hi,

    I was looking for also for same reasons as Larry Hodges, how to make IE64
    default browser.

    I did as you mentioned, that is went to
    HKEY-CLASSES-ROOT\http\shell\open\command and removed the space(x86).

    And this setting makes me able to open IE64 with the Internet keyboard pro
    start key, but not with any shortcut?!

    We're progressing anyway,

    Thx

    @ Andre: Yes, hope it will be supported in IE 7.



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    Stroppy, Jan 31, 2006
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  7. Chris

    John Barnes Guest

    Thanks for the info. What type of shortcut are you referring to? Check the
    properties of your shortcuts and see if they have the IE32 path included in
    them.

    "Stroppy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >> Andre, see my post of Nov 17 Make 64 bit IE my default browser f or the
    >> registry hack to make IE64 the default browser. No reply about whether
    >> it worked, but it should have.

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I was looking for also for same reasons as Larry Hodges, how to make IE64
    > default browser.
    >
    > I did as you mentioned, that is went to
    > HKEY-CLASSES-ROOT\http\shell\open\command and removed the space(x86).
    >
    > And this setting makes me able to open IE64 with the Internet keyboard pro
    > start key, but not with any shortcut?!
    >
    > We're progressing anyway,
    >
    > Thx
    >
    > @ Andre: Yes, hope it will be supported in IE 7.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
     
    John Barnes, Jan 31, 2006
    #7
  8. Chris

    Stroppy Guest

    > Thanks for the info. What type of shortcut are you referring to? Check
    > the properties of your shortcuts and see if they have the IE32 path
    > included in them.


    Hi,

    Actually, it's weirder I though:

    As said before, start key works fine,

    Shortcut of a favorite link is ok too,

    But links in favorite directory or html links in any document launch IE32!

    Once, before making a clean install, I removed all the space(x86) I found
    relevant to IE in registry but of course, this was a little radical and made
    things awful.

    I'm far from being a registry specialist, so don't know which are the keys
    involved in launching IE.



    --
     
    Stroppy, Feb 1, 2006
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  9. Chris

    John Barnes Guest

    The key you changed is the one for default browser. Since favourites are
    only in IE, there should be a default for that in the internet explorer
    section of the registry. Will look for it when I get a chance.


    "Stroppy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >> Thanks for the info. What type of shortcut are you referring to? Check
    >> the properties of your shortcuts and see if they have the IE32 path
    >> included in them.

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Actually, it's weirder I though:
    >
    > As said before, start key works fine,
    >
    > Shortcut of a favorite link is ok too,
    >
    > But links in favorite directory or html links in any document launch IE32!
    >
    > Once, before making a clean install, I removed all the space(x86) I found
    > relevant to IE in registry but of course, this was a little radical and
    > made things awful.
    >
    > I'm far from being a registry specialist, so don't know which are the keys
    > involved in launching IE.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
     
    John Barnes, Feb 1, 2006
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