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Internet Explorer 7 In windows Vista Home Premium

Beavi501

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Hi i am having problems with internet explorer 7 which is built into windows vista home Premium. Pages display fine but if i try to save any downloads the download dialog appears and when i click save the dialog disappears and nothin else happens. The same happens when i do right hand button and click save as. Also If i try to access options or settings etc. from the menus within internet explorer i click on them and nothing happens, yet i can access the internet options from the vista control panel. I have tried reset internet explorer from the internet options page but the problem still remains. I am running 64bit vista which has a 32bit version of internet explorer and aa 64bit version. The 64bit version seems to work fine. Can you help?
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Wolfeymole

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64bit Vista may be ok with 64bit IE but you may run into trouble with other 32bit applications.

Read more here.
 

Beavi501

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Both versions of internet explorer were installed with windows as standard as part of the operating system
 
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Wolfeymole

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Ok but the point I'm making is that if 64IE runs ok then keep that.
That article seems to suggest that it would be better to run 32bit Vista for the time being.
That's no consolation I know but there we go.
 

Beavi501

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I know it is better to just run the 64bit internet explorer but why the both versions are provided by microsoft with this version of windows is for compatability purposes since most internet explorer addons etc dont work with 64bit internet explorer yet.
 

RandyL

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Although some aspects of 32 bit IE may work others will not. They probably include it so you can browse with 32 bit add-ons. This is not to say that all functions will work.

For instance I can run some programs not compatable with my 32 bit Vista in compatability mode but not every function works and some functions need an end around approach.

I personally don't understand the need for the average home user to use Vista 64 bit. Most software is not able to run on it yet. Although it is more secure then say 16 bit.

So for now you just might have to get used to 32 bit program problems. I know they included it but as I said above it's probably included so you can surf with IE add-ons that are not available for the 64 bit version yet.

I feel your pain. In my personal opinion Microsoft has "broke" a lot of things in Vista not just the 64 bit problems.

RandyL