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My OS is windows 7 prof 64 bit and I use IE9.  By chance when I looked at the Services menu, I find the following : iexplorer.exe *32.  Does this mean that I have the 32 bit version of IE9 on my pc?
If Yes, how do I upgrade to 64 bit but at the same time transfer all my favorites to the new 64 bit.
Thank u.
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You should have both versions installed. Look under All Programs on the start menu and you should see two there.. one has (64 - bit) after the name.
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by:PaulNSW
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please note you will also need 64bit versions of any plugins, such as Java or Flash
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by:jegajothy
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never realized that until now. thank u
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by:CSI-Windows_com
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In general you should not use the 64-bit version.  

99% of plug-ins and controls for IE all across the web are 32-bit, that's why Microsoft makes the default 32-bit.
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In response to CH, does it hurt if I were to use the 64 bit, because I find it fast and less prone to crashes than the 32 bit.  For the 32 bit I get the error "IE stopped working".  I could live with the minimum of the controls and as for the plug ins, I think they are one of the source of the IE not working properly.  Just my thoughts, what do u think. thank u.
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It does not hurt, it's just that if users default to it you will start getting calls about all types of websites that don't work and your own outlook web access.

There are many IE support requests that track down to "someone changed all the IE shortcuts to point to the 64-bit version of IE and I need to change them back"

So many, in fact, I have created a script to reset the shortcuts and taskbar icon back to 32-bit.
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