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64 bit Windows Explorer

Postby AlanRRT » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 05:34:40 GMT

I'm on my third week of my new computer, with a Core 2 Duo CPU and
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.  Vista includes two Windows
Explorers, a 32 bit and 64 bit version.  Some web sites just won't
work in 64 bit (videos, links, etc. won't work), but work just fine in
32 bit.  So my question is, what am I gaining by using 64 bit
Explorer?  It doesn't seem to have any advantages over 32 bit, and
they both seem to run equally fast.  Am I missing something, or is 64
bit Explorer something for future developement?

Re: 64 bit Windows Explorer

Postby S.SubZero » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 21:44:29 GMT

I was a little confused.

"Explorer" and "Internet Explorer" are two completely separate things.
"Internet Explorer" is the web browser you're probably talking about.
We usually call it "IE" for short.
"Explorer" is the Windows component that powers the desktop.

There's not much purpose to 64-bit IE7 currently.  The lack of a 64-
bit Flash player annoys me to no end and limits usage of the 64-bit
IE7 severely.

At this point it's there so people have something to play with.  If
there were 64-bit plugins for the sites I visit, I would use it.


Re: 64 bit Windows Explorer

Postby Theo » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 23:14:41 GMT

I believe you mean there are two Internet Explorers, not two 
Windows Explorers.

You brows the internet with Internet Explorer and currently 
there few, if any, add-ons and/or plug-ins for the 64-bit 
version of Internet Explorer.

Windows Explorer allows you to look at your computer files 
and drives.

Re: 64 bit Windows Explorer

Postby AlanRRT » Sat, 03 Mar 2007 00:56:40 GMT

Thanks to both of you for the replies.  Yes, I did make an error, I
should have said "Windows internet explorer."  So I guess there's no
need for the 64 bit IE at this time.

Re: 64 bit Windows Explorer

Postby Charlie Russel - MVP » Sat, 03 Mar 2007 03:18:01 GMT

64-bit IE has some virtues. For one, it doesn't play Flash, which some of us 
consider a plus. But mostly, no, the 32-bit one is just fine.


Re: 64 bit Windows Explorer

Postby ZG1pY2hhdWQ » Sat, 03 Mar 2007 12:32:00 GMT

I recently purchased a pre-loaded CPU with XP x64.  I understood it contained 
both IE x32 and IE x64, as noted here.  However, mine appears to have two 
versions of x64.  I am trying to download IE x32 (I need flash player 
capabilities) but it keeps telling me 'not supported by OS'.  What's the 

Re: 64 bit Windows Explorer

Postby Charlie Russel - MVP » Sat, 03 Mar 2007 16:31:29 GMT

XP x64 comes with both. If there is a component missing, use the Add/Remove 
Programs -> Windows Components to add it back in. But they are not both 
64bit, unless someone at your OEM totally screwed the install.


Re: 64 bit Windows Explorer

Postby Homer J. Simpson » Sun, 04 Mar 2007 00:13:04 GMT

> 64-bit IE has some virtues. For one, it doesn't play Flash, which some of 

Flash, as well as any other ActiveX control.  That's one less entry point 
for malware.

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3.32 bit windows explorer in Vista 64 bit version

I'm trying to see 'thumbnail' previews of graphic files (Microsoft Photodraw 
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Thank you!  --Alan

The answer I got prior that does not work:

"Workaround for this . 

Use 32 bit windows explorer on vista 64 bit 

which works from C:\windows\SysWOW64\explorer.exe 
(64 bit Windows explorer works from c:\windows\explorer.exe) 

1 right cick on desktop >New > shortcut .On "Type the location of this item:" 
2 >Copy & Paste the following without quotes 
"%Systemroot%\SysWOW64\explorer.exe /separate" click on Next 
On "Type a name for this shortcut:"  Name it as "Windows 32 bit Explorer" 
3 Click on Finish. 

To Open "My Computer" with 32 bit windows (which Known as "Computer" in 
Vista ) 

1 right cick on desktop >New > shortcut . on "Type the location of this 
2 >Copy & Paste the following without quotes 
"%Systemroot%\SysWOW64\explorer.exe /separate /e, 
::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" click on Next 
On "Type a name for this shortcut:"  Name it as "Computer 32 bit Explorer" 
(or as desired ) 
3 Click on Finish. 

Rishi Raj S 
Tech Lead |L2| Microsoft windows Vista Tech Support . "

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