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LADYPINKtomato1

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Where I'm very confused.. I have both 32 bit and 64 bit on it. ( I E Explorer..came with those installed )
I have IE 9 thanks ( I guess to an update ).
I've never seen so many prograns and stuff on anything in my life.


I've been trying to install things I know I need on this LT.. such as Adobe flash... it's other programs..
My preferences are to use IE 8.. I'm used to it. ( on XP ) I'm not so sure about downloading these things on the 64 bit of IE.. I know nothing about 64 bit except it is supposed to be the next generation of the internet..( Feel free to just laugh with me,) if you like as long as you help me with these things.

Question: How can I know if I have both in use.. along with both versions that will be using the same programs ?.. or do I have to install both ?...I for 32 bit ..OR... 1 for 64 bit ?
Am I worrying for no reason ?

Should I go to W7Form with this problem ?

Thanks for helping.

NOTE : below

I've had to use the laptop recently..( as my old XP monitor won't show or connect to it...when booting up.. I know XP is fully loaded..I hear it when that's happening ( familiar sounds)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 - 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 7540-1284.(Special pkg made for HSN )
    CPU
    Processor:Intel- B960
    Memory
    3GB Memory , 320 GH HDD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics -ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 HD+LED LCO
    Hard Drives
    M300 ( 2.0 GHz,1MB L2 Cache)
    320 GH HHD

    Up to 1407 MB HyperMemory
    Case
    Laptop 17.3" HD+ LED LCD
    Keyboard
    Full size keyboard plus number pad( 5 full rows of keys )
    Mouse
    Touch pad..( I have a portable mouse I use )
    Internet Speed
    I don't know
    Browser
    I E 10, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast
    Other Info
    DVD Super Multi DL drive

    Acer Nplify 802.11 b/g/n

    6 cell Li-ion battery

    plus a lot more ...I do NOT need

Max Peck

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#2
I've been trying to install things I know I need on this LT.. such as Adobe flash... it's other programs..
Lady,

Consider this. Install stuff on your machine as you discover the need for it. It's already loaded with Win7, just use the thing. As you find that you're missing things stop then and install them. Don't try to figure it all out ahead of time. A new system generally has a "settling in" period as you tweak it to your liking.

-Max
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R / Dell XPS 8300
    CPU
    Intel i5 (17R) / Intel i7 (XPS)
    Memory
    8GB / 8GB

LADYPINKtomato1

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#3
Max hi.. thanks very much
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 - 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 7540-1284.(Special pkg made for HSN )
    CPU
    Processor:Intel- B960
    Memory
    3GB Memory , 320 GH HDD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics -ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 HD+LED LCO
    Hard Drives
    M300 ( 2.0 GHz,1MB L2 Cache)
    320 GH HHD

    Up to 1407 MB HyperMemory
    Case
    Laptop 17.3" HD+ LED LCD
    Keyboard
    Full size keyboard plus number pad( 5 full rows of keys )
    Mouse
    Touch pad..( I have a portable mouse I use )
    Internet Speed
    I don't know
    Browser
    I E 10, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast
    Other Info
    DVD Super Multi DL drive

    Acer Nplify 802.11 b/g/n

    6 cell Li-ion battery

    plus a lot more ...I do NOT need

iseeuu

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M'Lady; If I remember correctly, your laptop has Windows 7 64 bit installed. There is no reason for anyone to laugh at a question as to just what 64 bits is or means. A simple explanation is that this number (the number of bits) denotes how many bits of data the "Processor" is capable of processing each time it cycles. So obviously, processing 64 bits of data each cycle means twice the data gets processed compared to 32 bits each cycle.

Now comes the software conundrum: which comes first, the chicken or the egg?

Software programs (including the OS as in Windows) must be written to use the 64 bit advantage. But the computer hardware must be able to process the 64 bit software before anyone goes to the trouble to write the software. Microsoft's solution was to create a 64 bit Windows OS that would also run 32 bit software. Over time, more programs are written to make use of the 64 bit technology.

Adobe "Flash" was not in any hurry to write a 64 bit capable "Flash". So if you wanted to use "Flash" when you visited those web sites dependent on "Flash", you had no other choice than to use the 32 bit version of your web browser (in your case IE). And yes, this kind of software requires updates specific to 32 bit or 64 bit. The 32 bit version of IE needs 32 bit updates, as the 64 bit IE requires 64 bit updates.

Usually, you can tell from the Start Menu which version of IE will start because the 64 bit version says it is the 64 bit version. Also, you can look under the little round "gear" icon in the upper right hand corner of IE9, then to "About IE" because the 64 bit version will say 64 bit.

In your situation, I don't really think you would notice any performance improvement between 32 and 64 bit IE. I just imagine 32 bit IE will do what you want. And yes, you are smart to keep your browser and other software like Java and Flash up to date to keep safe!

Cheers M'Lady!
Robert
 

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LADYPINKtomato1

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Robert hi.. I love your reply, just what I wanted and needed, coming from you . I'm glad you saw this post.
Thanks so very. I do use IE9 more than anything else on this laptop.. There are places where 9 won't accomodate my needs.. like Buzzen chat, I have to use my Chrome browser for that .

How should I stop some of the un-needed programs from running all the time ?, or is that really necessary with all I have and the speed etc ?

Thanks much my friend.:thumbsup:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 - 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 7540-1284.(Special pkg made for HSN )
    CPU
    Processor:Intel- B960
    Memory
    3GB Memory , 320 GH HDD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics -ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 HD+LED LCO
    Hard Drives
    M300 ( 2.0 GHz,1MB L2 Cache)
    320 GH HHD

    Up to 1407 MB HyperMemory
    Case
    Laptop 17.3" HD+ LED LCD
    Keyboard
    Full size keyboard plus number pad( 5 full rows of keys )
    Mouse
    Touch pad..( I have a portable mouse I use )
    Internet Speed
    I don't know
    Browser
    I E 10, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast
    Other Info
    DVD Super Multi DL drive

    Acer Nplify 802.11 b/g/n

    6 cell Li-ion battery

    plus a lot more ...I do NOT need

iseeuu

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How should I stop some of the un-needed programs from running all the time ?, or is that really necessary with all I have and the speed etc ?
The first place I would look is in the "Startup" Folder. Click the "Start Button", then "All Programs", and scroll down to the "Startup" Folder. If there is a program there that you can start yourself only when you need it, just delete the "Shortcut". Also, if you have any program icons hidden on the taskbar (lower right corner of the screen), sometimes you can right click on these and tell the software you do not want it to startup anymore. One that comes to mind is a HP Printer Utility that runs all the time and checks for printer updates. Not really necessary, and you can have it check for updates the next time you print something that needs the utility.

There may be other programs using up valuable resources running in the background, but making those changes is more technical and knowledge of making changes in the "Registry" is needed. I just imagine you would be more comfortable with some local help with that. You can see just what programs are running (and do so safely) by starting the "Task Manager". Just right click in the middle of the "Taskbar" to open a small menu, and select the "Start Task Manager". You can click on the different tabs and look around without any worry about accidentally making any changes.

Cheers!
Robert
 

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By default any program that launches IE will launch the 32 bit version. The only time you will be using the 64 bit version of IE will be if you launch it manually from the start menu. With IE open, If you go to Help > About Internet Explorer, it will show you if its the 32 bit or 64 bit version. The last time I checked there was no (easy) way to set the 64 bit version as default.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

LADYPINKtomato1

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By default any program that launches IE will launch the 32 bit version. The only time you will be using the 64 bit version of IE will be if you launch it manually from the start menu. With IE open, If you go to Help > About Internet Explorer, it will show you if its the 32 bit or 64 bit version. The last time I checked there was no (easy) way to set the 64 bit version as default.
Thank you for your reply.. :)
I'll keep this in mind.. so far I'm beginning to learn my way around this laptop.
I still hope top gift myself with a new desktop before too long.
Should I need more help I'll return.
Sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you , for you kind reply.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 - 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 7540-1284.(Special pkg made for HSN )
    CPU
    Processor:Intel- B960
    Memory
    3GB Memory , 320 GH HDD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics -ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 HD+LED LCO
    Hard Drives
    M300 ( 2.0 GHz,1MB L2 Cache)
    320 GH HHD

    Up to 1407 MB HyperMemory
    Case
    Laptop 17.3" HD+ LED LCD
    Keyboard
    Full size keyboard plus number pad( 5 full rows of keys )
    Mouse
    Touch pad..( I have a portable mouse I use )
    Internet Speed
    I don't know
    Browser
    I E 10, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast
    Other Info
    DVD Super Multi DL drive

    Acer Nplify 802.11 b/g/n

    6 cell Li-ion battery

    plus a lot more ...I do NOT need

LADYPINKtomato1

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How should I stop some of the un-needed programs from running all the time ?, or is that really necessary with all I have and the speed etc ?
The first place I would look is in the "Startup" Folder. Click the "Start Button", then "All Programs", and scroll down to the "Startup" Folder. If there is a program there that you can start yourself only when you need it, just delete the "Shortcut". Also, if you have any program icons hidden on the taskbar (lower right corner of the screen), sometimes you can right click on these and tell the software you do not want it to startup anymore. One that comes to mind is a HP Printer Utility that runs all the time and checks for printer updates. Not really necessary, and you can have it check for updates the next time you print something that needs the utility.

There may be other programs using up valuable resources running in the background, but making those changes is more technical and knowledge of making changes in the "Registry" is needed. I just imagine you would be more comfortable with some local help with that. You can see just what programs are running (and do so safely) by starting the "Task Manager". Just right click in the middle of the "Taskbar" to open a small menu, and select the "Start Task Manager". You can click on the different tabs and look around without any worry about accidentally making any changes.

Cheers!
Robert
Robert hi... I promise to NOT make a huge mess of my programs.. I think the new item down near my clock.( an arrow, when I mouse over, I can customize what's in there ). not like my old Windows XP desktop..I had to just choose the few I wanted to run on it.. ( they too showed by icon ) next to the clock.
I'm very greatful for all the help from you all on this. Thanks so very much.:D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 - 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 7540-1284.(Special pkg made for HSN )
    CPU
    Processor:Intel- B960
    Memory
    3GB Memory , 320 GH HDD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics -ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 HD+LED LCO
    Hard Drives
    M300 ( 2.0 GHz,1MB L2 Cache)
    320 GH HHD

    Up to 1407 MB HyperMemory
    Case
    Laptop 17.3" HD+ LED LCD
    Keyboard
    Full size keyboard plus number pad( 5 full rows of keys )
    Mouse
    Touch pad..( I have a portable mouse I use )
    Internet Speed
    I don't know
    Browser
    I E 10, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast
    Other Info
    DVD Super Multi DL drive

    Acer Nplify 802.11 b/g/n

    6 cell Li-ion battery

    plus a lot more ...I do NOT need

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