How to Install 32-bit Version of IE9 on 64-bit Version of Windows 7

by Venkat eswarlu on March 14, 2011

in How to,Internet Explorer,tips and tricks

IE9 final going to release today,  users using  64-bit systems worrying that 64-bit version of IE9 on Windows 7 runs slower when compared to 32-bit of IE9 ( Microsoft also confirmed that). As 64-bit system doesn’t allows to install IE9 32-bit version is there is a way to install IE9 32-bit on 64-bit Windows ? Yes here is how.

Installing 32-bit IE9 on 64-bit Windows 7

Actually when you install 64-bit version, 32-bit version will also be installed in your Computer automatically. All you need to do is find the path of IE9 32-bit executable and create a shortcut to it and start using it. Yep, so easy.

Why IE9 32bit is faster than 64-bit?

32bit IE9 contains JIT (Just In Time) compiler which converts script into machine code before running it. 64-bit IE9 doesn’t contains JIT compiler that’s why 32bit version runs 4 times faster than 64-bit IE.

64bit systems and applications are faster and they may be for future but not for current usage, that’s why Microsoft doesn’t allows you to set 64bit IE as default browser, which may be changed in future.

Running IE9 32bit on 64-bit Windows 7

Place a shortcut for Internet Explorer icon on start menu in Windows 7 or you can find IE9 32-bit executable here at C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplorer.exe to create a shortcut.

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fejones March 2, 2012 at 6:42 am

Just an 84 yr novice trying to print in ie9 64bit and need to change to 32 bit, but still have not figured how to change…how do put shortcut to ie9 64-32? Thnnx

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