Have a sony viao laptop only 4 months old came with a choice of using ie64bit and ie32 bit. Some programmes with video content dont work with 64bit or continuously ask to download an add on which it doesnt add. The 32 bit version worked with everything, only there was a microsoft update last night and this morning the 32 bit has gone.... I want it back any help?
did a system restore so the last three updates from microsoft knock out the 32 bit version..now thats knocked out macaffee so will have to reinstall that... its never ending at least 32 bit ie is back if it happens again will go to mozilla thanks
My wife's laptop did the same thing!! I have done a system restore to last Wednesday, but have also changed updates so that instead of happening automatically I can choose which updates are to be installed and when. I think you will find that the problem was caused by 'Microsoft browser chooser' or something similar.
thanks Housten you gave me the clue...went to system restore before the last three up dates and went to manually install updates and yes it was the microsoft browser chooser which knocked out 32bit ie in the task bar. Had uninstalled mcaffee so dont know if thats is part of the problem ..reinstalled mcaffee and all is well. Adobe flash player is not supported in 64bit so need to have the 32bit...why do they make it so difficult..dont have the problem with the washing machine...whats the diff?
Windows 7 comes with IE8 32 bit and IE8 64 bit. It uses the 32 bit version by default even if you have W7 64 bit as Flash is only 32 bit at the moment. If you have W7 64 bit, you can use both versions at the same time but as you’ve noticed the 64 bit version keeps asking for an updated Flash player which isn’t available yet.