Can Windows 10 run a 32 bit Internet explorer

I just upgraded to windows 10 and have some applications from work that I still need to use Internet explorer 32 bit.  is there a way to have a 32 bit IE 11?
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Hi,

If you are running 64-bit Windows 10, you have both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Internet Explorer installed.

Check these 3 settings:

1. Go to Internet Options> Advanced and check "Enable Enhanced Protected Mode."

 

2. Also, in Internet Options> Security, verify that Protected Mode is enabled.

 

3. Also, from Control Panel> Action Center, Change User Account Control Settings, verify that the slider is not set to "Never notify." If User Account Control is set to "Never notify" Protected Mode and Enhanced Protected Mode can't be enabled.

With 64-bit IE11 on Windows 10, if Protected Mode and Enhanced Protected Mode are both enabled, you will get 64-bit manager processes and mostly 64-bit tabs. The content of some webpages may result in 32-bit tabs. This will be automatic based on the content of the webpage.

You cannot uninstall either version of IE. On a 64-bit system both must be installed.

Try the applications and see if they invoke 32-bit IE.

Don

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