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

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Julia M, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Julia M

    Julia M Guest

    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
    Julia M, Dec 30, 2009
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  2. Julia M

    Julia M Guest

    On Dec 30, 6:51 pm, "David B." <> 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.
    Julia M, Dec 30, 2009
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  3. Julia M

    Dennis Pack Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    Dennis Pack, Dec 30, 2009
    #3
  4. Julia M

    Sardine Guest

    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
    Sardine, Dec 30, 2009
    #4
  5. Julia M

    Carlos Guest

    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
    > .
    >
    Carlos, Dec 30, 2009
    #5
  6. 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
    Bobby Johnson, Dec 30, 2009
    #6
  7. Julia M

    Julia M Guest

    On Dec 30, 8:59 pm, Bobby Johnson <>
    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
    Julia M, Dec 31, 2009
    #7
  8. 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<>
    > 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
    Bobby Johnson, Dec 31, 2009
    #8
  9. Julia M

    TOM7601 Guest

    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 - Vista, CA - USA
    TOM7601, Dec 31, 2009
    #9
  10. Julia M

    Sardine Guest

    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
    Sardine, Jan 3, 2010
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