32 Bit Interenet Explorer fails to laund, 64 bit launches instead

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Anyone know how to fix or have this problem? When I try to start the 32 bit
    version of IE, it fires of the 64 bit version. I tried to use the add/remove
    and uninstall - reinstall IE but didnt fix it. And if you manually launch
    iexplore.ex from the \Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\ direcotry, it
    launches 64 bit IE !!! Dont have this problem on my other x64 AMD systems,
    and need to run 32 bit IE for some pluggins on certain web sites (yes, wish
    there were more IE64 compatible pluggins like flash, etc. etc.)

    Guest, Dec 7, 2005
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Dec 7, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Gregg Guest

    Yes, I thought about that, and created other userids, and yes its the same
    Gregg, Dec 7, 2005
  4. First, you could try doing a system restore before this started happening.
    If that does not help, what I would do is a refresher upgrade, by simply
    inserting your Windows XP Professional x64 CD into the Optical drive and do
    an upgrade. You are not going format the system, just upgrade over your
    existing install to repair any corrupted files that might be causing this
    problem. You will have re-acquire all updates though for x64 since it is in
    a sense a clean upgrade, but preserves your settings and installed
    applications. Do that and report back. :)
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Dec 8, 2005
  5. Guest

    John Barnes Guest

    I would rename the Iexplore.exe in your (86) file before the upgrade that
    Andre suggests.
    John Barnes, Dec 8, 2005
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