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IE 8 vs IE 8 X64

By tunk
Aug 1, 2009
  1. I just got my new rig with Vista x64 Home Premium - I noticed I have both of these installed. Which one do I use...which one is better...I am so used to I.E.7 for windows XP x32!
     
  2. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    please re-frame ur question. and whats windows 8?!
    vista is windows 6
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    I think what he is asking is that Vista has the 32 bit ie8...and the 64bit ie8, and he is wondering which one to use? is that correct tunk?....either will work.
     
  4. tunk

    tunk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    yes...that's exactly what I am asking ....what's the difference between the two?
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    There is little difference, if you have both installed (weird since their the same program, I would have expected internet explorer 7 to have been updated to 8), use whichever one you want, there shouldn't be too much difference.

    I must say, that was one of the worst and confusing titles and sentences i've ever seen O.O.
    Might want to change it to "Internet explorer 7 vs Internet Explorer 8" or something.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    im good with confusing.....

    HK, Vista installed both versions on mine as well...i have no idea why since i purchased a 64 bit OS...but go figure. @ tunk, like we said, either will work fine.
    HK, did you get your Phenom II x3 720 yet? i did....:haha::p:wave:
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    :(.
    No, but I did get my parents a 4050e dual core.
     
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Interesting you mention Vista IE8 32 and 64bit as i was just reading something recently wrt Java.

    > I think you should make sure you have Java 6 Update 14 installed as earlier versions have issues w IE8 64bit
    > Also seems that java has separate plugins to be aware of for IE8 32bit vs. IE8 64 bit

    And I'm just passing this info along.... i don't run Vista 64bit so don't have first hand knowledge...
     
  9. tunk

    tunk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    found out some info...

    - 64 bit version stinks right now because it doesn't support alot of pluggins (like flash)
    - Java has 32bit AND 64bit version
     
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