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Can IE7 X64 and IE6 X32 cohabitate and function with no problems?


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Denisejm

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Hi,

I just built a new pc, x64, IE7. I'm having this problem with Adobe Reader:

Windows XP 64-bit and Internet Explorer 64-bit: will not open PDF documents from Internet Explorer 64-bit version. Both the 64-Bit and the 32-Bit versions of Internet Explorer can be installed under Windows XP 64-bit operating system. Adobe Reader 7.0 can, however, open PDF files in Internet Explorer 32-bit only. Acrobat and Adobe Reader install a 32-bit ActiveX controller (pdf.ocx), which permits the opening of PDF files from Internet Explorer. However, the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 6 does not support 32-bit ActiveX controllers


Will there be any negative impacts on the my pc if I installed IE6 X32 and kept IE7 X64 as well?

If so, what setting do I choose to use IE7 but just to have IE6 available?

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Not completely certain about this, but I don't think you can install IE7 and still have access to IE6. When you install IE7 it automatically installs itself over IE6 and I don't think the installer allows you choose a separate location, so IE6 just gets overwritten.

however, there is guide here that appears to allow you to have both:
http://googlesystem....-7-without.html
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Thank pip,

It does seem that it's not worth having both nor is it sensible.

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