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    Jul 17, 2008, 09:17 AM
    Wrong IE links opening for me in x64 OE
    I have Windows XP Pro x64. Because of that stupid problem with there being no Adobe flash avaiable for the x64 Internet Explorer, I use the x32 IE.

    Problem is Outlook Express is x64 bit and when I go to open up an Internet Explorer link, it opens up with the x64 Internet Explorer and then I will usually run into that Flash install problem again.

    How do I get it to open up with the x32 Internet Explorer?

    I did try to change this in XP's Program Access and Defaults, but it didn't work.

    In XP I opened up Program Access and Defaults, then I clicked on Custom where it says "Choose a default Web Browser. It was set on "Use my current browser" but I changed it to Internet Explorer.

    I saw no mention though of any option to choose between x64 and x32 IE. So then I clicked on OK and a brief, small, little confirmation window came up.I thought that was that. But then when I opened a link in Outlook Express, it still opened with x64 IE.

    When I went back into to Program Access and Defaults to check it, it was still set back on "Use my current browser" even though I had tried to change it.

    I don't know if x64 Vista Basic has more of an option to change this, because I may be switching to that soon, but I'd still like to know if it's possible to do on XP x64.

    Incedentily, I have contacted other fine tech suppoert sites and they have been unable to find anything out for me.

    At tech support a moderator was able to send me this information:

    "Actually, this doesn't surprise me. OE is 64-bit. When 64-bit programs indirectly call other programs, they seem to always get the 64-bit version if there is one. I'm not sure what the workaround is, but I suspect your best bet is to ask over on one of the developer groups."

    And that's about as far as I have gotten.

    I appreciate any help you can offer.

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