Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Silver Lounger t8ntlikly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Chandler, AZ
    Posts
    1,978
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts

    Do I need two Internet Explorer shortcuts?

    On my sons laptop, I am seeing 2 I.E. shortcuts. One of them says Internet Explorer (64-bit) and the other doesn't. Both shortcuts lead to the same webpage, as does the taskbar shortcut.
    In looking at the Windows Updates in the control panel I see at the very bottom "Windows Internet Explorer 9" but no mention of 64-bit, which really doesn't surprise me, knowing that it is part of the O.S.
    So, is it safe to delete that or better off leaving alone since there doesn't appear to be any problems. And how about deleting one of the ALL Program shortcuts?

    Thanks
    John
    Thanks John
    Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy other people to shoot at. (Murphy's War Laws #39)

  2. Subscribe to our Windows Secrets Newsletter - It's Free!

    Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,625
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 929 Times in 851 Posts
    A OS that is 64 Bit includes both a 32 Bit and a 64 Bit IE. The 32 Bit IE is generally default unless you use the 64 Bit shortcut to open IE all the time.

    IE (64) is as you correctly guessed the 64 Bit version

    IE is the 32 Bit version. I have also seen it referred to as IE (x86)
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  4. #3
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    20,385
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 595 Times in 532 Posts
    If you do not care about 64-bit IE delete the shortcut. You can always re-create later if you need it.

    Joe

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •