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is 32 bit or 64 bit the default?

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  • On windows 7 64 bit OS. IE 8

    If someone clicks a hyperlink in an e-mail for instance, or a shortcut on the desktop, will windows attempt to open said link with a 32bit browser or a 64bit browser?

    Monday, August 12, 2013 2:57 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for the post!

    By default, the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer runs when you start the browser from any one of the following locations:

    1. The desktop
    2. The Start menu
    3. A hyperlink or a file type that is associated with Internet Explorer

    But sometimes, a hyperlink may start a 64-bit version of IE, because the lack of most recent security update for windows internet explorer.

    The following KBs may help you:

    A hyperlink that is specified to open in a 32-bit instance of Internet Explorer 8 opens in a 64-bit instance of Internet Explorer 8

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2310259/en-us

    A hyperlink in a 64-bit application starts a 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 8

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979672/en-us

    Regards,

    Yolanda

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:16 AM
    Moderator

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  • Depends on what opener application is associated for the mime-type returned from the server from the link in the email.

    additionally x64 desktop applications will call the x64 helper program if installed.


    Rob^_^

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:20 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for the post!

    By default, the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer runs when you start the browser from any one of the following locations:

    1. The desktop
    2. The Start menu
    3. A hyperlink or a file type that is associated with Internet Explorer

    But sometimes, a hyperlink may start a 64-bit version of IE, because the lack of most recent security update for windows internet explorer.

    The following KBs may help you:

    A hyperlink that is specified to open in a 32-bit instance of Internet Explorer 8 opens in a 64-bit instance of Internet Explorer 8

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2310259/en-us

    A hyperlink in a 64-bit application starts a 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 8

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979672/en-us

    Regards,

    Yolanda

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:16 AM
    Moderator