If you upgrade to IE9 (or if IE9 came preinstalled on your computer when you bought it), you have IE9 32-bit & IE9 64-bit. If you uninstall
Windows Internet Explorer 9, IE8 will be restored automatically.
Browse to the proper Program Files folder and create a shortcut to that version of
When you right-click the IE icons in the Quick Launch area, the Start Menu and the desktop then choose Properties, what's in the Target field?
(From an earlier post by Peter Csaszar...)
To create a shortcut to IE8 64-bit for occasional use, browse to the iexplore.exe file at
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe. Right-click
iexplore.exe and select Send To | Desktop (create shortcut). Rename that shortcut so you know it's the shortcut to IE8 64-bit.
To verify that IE8 32-bit is the default, try this link http://www.microsoft.com. When the browser opens look at
Help | About Internet Explorer. If there's no mention of 64-bit, the 32-bit version is the default. If you've disabled the Menu bar, you will have to right-click the IE toolbar and put a check by
Menu Bar to have Help available (or just press ALT to make enable
Menu bar temporarily).