Why 2 Internet Explorer on 7 64 Bit ?

  Audio~~Chip 12:37 26 Feb 2011

Can someone please explain why in windows 7 64bit there are 2 internet explorer a 32bit & a 64 bit.

  bremner 15:24 26 Feb 2011

Because the sre certain things like Adobe Flash that do not work as yet in 64bit

  ams4127 19:17 26 Feb 2011

Adobe Flash does work in 64 bit. I'm using it.

  bremner 20:23 26 Feb 2011

Yes the 10.2 beta has only recently been released and is unstable. When W7 was launched there was no 64 bit flash support.

  bremner 21:07 26 Feb 2011

It looks like I missed the full release. click here

  Audio~~Chip 23:23 26 Feb 2011

bremner I see Flash 10.2 is released but like you say the system requirement do not seem to support Windows 7 64bit or does it? not very clear on Adobe website in ams4127 release

Can you confirm 10.2 is 7 64bit compatible and not a unstable release.

  a member 10:15 27 Feb 2011

there were several reasons microsift put both 32 and 64bit versions in win7 ,flash was just one ,there ere problems also with numerous older websites that used older 32bit webtools , there is a version of flash for 64bit ,but it has not yet been released as a full app yet ,its codename is "square" of course you can use flash 10.2 on windows 7 ,but it operates in 32bit mode .
this is an extract (up to date) from the adobe website.
You might be on this page because you can't view content with the Flash Player. This is likely because your computer is running a 64-bit Web browser on a 64-bit operating system and you are trying to install Flash Player. Flash Player does not run in most 64-bit browsers. If you attempt to download the Flash Player in a 64-bit browser that does not support Flash Player, you will see a message from Adobe and a link back to this page. To install Flash Player, use a 32-bit Web browser on your 64-bit operating system. All major browsers are available in 32-bit versions and the Internet Explorer 32-bit browser is the default browser on Windows 64-bit systems.

Note: You can download a preview release of Flash Player with the codename "Square" that includes full support for 64-bit Web browsers on Windows, Mac and Linux computers from Adobe Labs (click here). The preview release installs into 64-bit Web browsers, so you do not need to use a 32-bit browser as described in the instructions below.

  bremner 10:21 27 Feb 2011

I downloaded and have been running the "Square" release of 10.2. There were some stability issues but it ran flash on 64bit IE8.

From my link above I gained the impression (perhaps incorrectly) that a full release version was now avaialble.

  Audio~~Chip 14:02 27 Feb 2011

is there a right or wrong of the 2 browsers, or is it just down to compatibitly with which works with a different website.

  bremner 14:55 27 Feb 2011

There is no right or wrong

  ams4127 19:56 27 Feb 2011

As Bremner says "There is no right or wrong". However I use the 64 bit version because I use Win7 64 bit. I can't see a lot of point in having a 64 bit operating system, then using 32 applications on it.

If you run the 32 bit Win 7, then you can only run the 32 bit version of IE9.

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