Set 32 bit version of Internet Explorer as my default Browser

How do I set IE default browser to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" and NOT "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" I have a number of add one’s that do not working the 64 bit browser and cause it to crash. I have a Windows 7 64 bit machine.
Mike McLoughlinAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I made a shortcut to the 32-bit version on the desktop (standard create shortcut). Then I also pinned that shortcut to the taskbar. So whether I click on the taskbar (where QuickLaunch used to be) or double click on the desktop, it takes me the the 32-bit version. In both Vista and Windows 7 the 32-bit version was default when activating a link. ... Thinkpads_User
centervCommented:
You can also try renaming the ie 64bit to *.old and copy the ie 32bit in that same folder

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KMLCCKCommented:
Can you test this steps ?

 Open  Regedit
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{3C7ADADE-D1E8-45d2-BDCD-7F8D8B99B2A2}]
"BarSize"=hex:06,01,00,00,00,00,00,00

3. This is the value of the path key:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\IEXPLORE.EXE]
@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Internet Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE"
"Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Internet Explorer;"
Mike McLoughlinAuthor Commented:
This is the best workaround. I am a little Leary of editing the registry. Problem is that Windows Update may re edit the 32 bit back to a 64 bit. Thanks for the idea though.
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