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Help needed to load 32 bit ie on 64 bit win 7 op system to run flash player

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October 15, 2011 5:28:12 PM

I need to switch to 32 bit IE. I currently have 64 bit in a Windows 7 OS and need silverlight installed in order to watch streaming

videos from netflix. I get a warning saying that installing silverlight as is will damage my computer. Could I get the step by step

procedure in order to change 64 bit into 32 bit and properly install silverlight in my computer with the campatible OS? Any

sugestion will be welcomed.

AC

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a b $ Windows 7
October 15, 2011 5:50:15 PM

Hi acrmnr, you do not need to install the 32bit version of IE as already on system!

Goto my computer and open, open the c - drive, program files ( x86 ), internet explorer. Inside this folder the application file is called iexplore.

Right-click and pin to task bar, once on task bar you can left-click and hold to drag onto desktop. You might want to rename ( right-click, rename ) to iexploer32, just so you do not confuse the 64bit version of IE if you have that shortcut on your desktop.
Good luck, hope this helps :-)
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a b $ Windows 7
October 15, 2011 6:03:03 PM

You shouldn't need to go into program files, in the start menu it should link to both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 15, 2011 7:46:42 PM

@k1114, is that with a right-click on icon?

Have dragged mine to desktop and have no right-click option to select 32bit!
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a b $ Windows 7
October 15, 2011 8:45:48 PM

There's no right click to choose bit version, they are completely separate programs. No program can change what bit version they are, they must be completely recompiled. The 64 bit version says "Internet Explorer (64-bit)" the other just says "Internet Explorer" in my start menu. You can check which version you are running in task manager it will either show nothing for 64bit or *32 for 32 bit in the process tab.

Which browser you download silverlight from makes no difference, it's the same file download. Make sure you are downloading from the microsoft website. If it is the legit installer saying that, then ignore it, silverlight cannot damage you pc.
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October 16, 2011 12:08:15 AM

Thank you illusio12, it worked like a charm.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 16, 2011 7:47:53 AM

Hi acrmnr, its my pleasure :-)
If problem solved to your satisfaction, please can you close thread!

Good luck :-)
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October 17, 2011 7:44:23 PM

Best answer selected by acrmnr.
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October 17, 2011 7:45:45 PM

I will thank you again illusio12! :-)
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a b $ Windows 7
October 17, 2011 9:32:11 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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