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    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?

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    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)
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    If you do not care about 64-bit IE delete the shortcut. You can always re-create later if you need it.

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