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February 14, 2010 6:00:47 PM

Win7 (64) main problem NO Flash: I have Microsoft (64) (32) install discs.

Can I dual boot ? :
Win7 (Home Premium) - Win7(64)/Win7(32) Dual Boot.
I have Win7(64) installed; Win7 (32) shows, does not open (IE8)

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February 14, 2010 6:07:36 PM

...can you explain the problem any better than that?

Why do you want to dual boot if you can't use flash? Did you install flash player?

Why are you even using IE - download Firefox or Chrome.
February 24, 2010 10:42:20 AM

Dual boot was just an idea : I previously had it working well (XPsp3 / Vistasp2).

Now with a new Desktop 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium:
- strange as it is I had no trouble over the first 8-10 weeks and then IE and Flash
just crashed.


- I have installed Chrome alongside IE (Internet Explorer 8).
- Full Flash operation via Chrome (32-bit).

Internet Explorer (iexplore - microsoft settings):
- Startup choice is for Internet Explorer (32-bit) or Internet Explorer 64 (64-bit).
- IE (64-bit) is installed in Program Files and works well excepting no Flash;
\ I now know this is because Adobe dosenot yet support 64-bit operation.
- IE (32-bit) is installed in Program Files (X86) but dosenot now work.

IE (Program Files X86).
- Internet Explorer is shown as installed and opens to iexplore.
\iexplore will not open (or as administrator) right click.

- Thus how to open Internet Explorer in Program Files (X86) ?

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February 24, 2010 1:58:30 PM

Adobe have not publicly issued a 64 bit version of Flash to use with 64 bit Browsers. There is an "At Your Own Risk" Beta available for Linux. But not for Windows.

You would think that in the 5+ years since XP64, Vista 64, and now Win 7 64 Adobe would have created a 64 bit version of Flash. But they haven't.

The solution is to use a 32 bit browser for Flash content.
February 25, 2010 5:39:37 PM

Win7 64-bit includes a 64/32 bit browser.

Program Files 64 bit Internet Explore opens and works well (Thanks to Adobe - no Flash).

Program Files (X86) 32 bit: Internet Explorer is installed but will not open.
/ This file used to open - (Adobe Flash).

/ The question : How to open Internet Explorer in Program Files (X86) ?