Windows 10: 32 Bit IE 11?

  1.    05 Jul 2016 #1

    32 Bit IE 11?


    Is there a way to get a 32 bit version of IE11, running on a 64 bit machine? I was able to do that for my Win7 installation, which is needed for certain medical software (that doesn't keep up!!! )
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       05 Jul 2016 #2

    If I remember correctly there is no 32bit IE11 anymore. The main program is 64bit and extensions can be 32 or 64.

    Jim
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  3.    05 Jul 2016 #3

    There still is the 32bit version of IE11 available for 7 but I don't know if it will work on 10 or not.
    Download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 from Official Microsoft Download Center
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  4.    05 Jul 2016 #4

    If you have 'Enable Enhanced Protected Mode' and 'Enable 64-bit processes for Enhanced Protected Mode' ticked in Internet Explorer Options, then Internet Explorer will always run 64-bit Internet Explorer, even if you run iexplore.exe directly from C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\.

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    If you have 'Enable Enhanced Protected Mode' and 'Enable 64-bit processes for Enhanced Protected Mode' unticked in Internet Explorer Options, then you can run 32-bit Internet Explorer, however looking at Process Explorer it runs as a child process under a 64-bit Internet Explorer process (see below screenshot). The child process is still technically 32-bit, so you could try it with your browser extensions to see if they work correctly, afterall compatibility reasons are the only reason why 32-bit IE is still on 64-bit machines and why these two settings aren't enabled by default.

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       05 Jul 2016 #5

    StephenRockower said: View Post
    Is there a way to get a 32 bit version of IE11, running on a 64 bit machine? I was able to do that for my Win7 installation, which is needed for certain medical software (that doesn't keep up!!! )
    There appears to be both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of IE11 on Win10, the 64-bit version is in C:\Program Files and the 32-bit version is in C:\Program Files (x86). This image has the the Details of the 32-bit version on the left and 64-bit on the right.
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  6.    05 Jul 2016 #6

    MS will not let me download it to run on my Win10 system.
    Bah
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  7.    05 Jul 2016 #7

    OK, I got the 32 bit file. The 64 Enhanced check marks were already unchecked.
    I <think> it is working now.

    Thanks for your help
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       05 Jul 2016 #8

    You're welcome.
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