IE 64bit shortcut in win7 Prem

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  1. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    I'm trying to find the 64bit shortcut on my daughters laptop. Only 32bit is in the start menu.

    On my system I have Win7 Professional and both shortcuts are in the menu.
     
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    I have home premium as well, mine is in the start menu above the 32 bit one. you can also type in internet explorer in the search bar and find it that way. :)
     
  3. Rilla927

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    I tried that and it didn't work. It gave two browsers one regular and one with out add-ons. I clicked on both and went to "about" and both were 32bit.
     
  4. guest

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    Are you sure the W7 in your daughters laptop is x64?

    To find out, go to Control Panel - System and Security - System.

    Look for the System type. See if it reports 64-bit Operating System.

    IE x64 only comes with x64 OS.
     
  5. Rilla927

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    Hi guest,

    I did as you said and it says 64bit OS.
     
  6. guest

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    Didn't somebody/something uninstall it?

    The x64 IE can usually be run from C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

    The x86 IE can usually be run from C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

    Try both..
     
  7. Rilla927

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    Not that we know of.

    I tried the first one for 64bit and it worked, thanks.

    I checked that very folder earlier and didn't see the shortcut so I closed the folder.
     
  8. guest

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    So all you need to do is make a shortcut. Simply copy the iexplore.exe from C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ and select paste shortcut in the Start menu folder. Rename the shortcut to Internet Explorer (64-bit).
     
  9. Rilla927

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    Okay, I looked for the start menu folder and don't see it.

    Okay, I found it under Program Data. I will give it a try.
     
  10. guest

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    Start button -> Right click on All programs -> Open (or Open All Users, if you want to make a shortcut visible for every account). Double click on the Programs folder.
     
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    It is not in either Programs folders. The one I found under Program Data has a padlock on it and not accessible.
     
  12. guest

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    Of course it isn't there, you were going to make a new shortcut. lol
     
  13. Rilla927

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    Okay, I did find it under Users>default and access is denied also.
     
  14. guest

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    I give up. :D No idea what you are "finding".
     
  15. Rilla927

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    Because I'm searching for it.
     
  16. guest

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    Can't you just make a new one?
     
  17. Rilla927

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    If your talking about a new shortcut that's what I'm trying to do. Or do you mean a new start menu folder? If so, I wouldn't know where to put it.
     
  18. guest

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    A new shortcut to IE x64. Just make it on C:\Users\insert your windows account name in this space\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
     
  19. Rilla927

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    Okay, I will give it a try. Thank you.
     
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    You could just right click on the executable and from the "Send to" menu click "Desktop (Create shortcut)". From there rename the Shortcut to "Internet Explorer (64 bit)". Then, you can move that shortcut to any place you like. You could also just launch it and pin it to the taskbar or start menu.
     
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