Well, I did some testing of IE 10 on Windows 7 Enterprise, x64. Here is what I found out.
First, I want to point out that I did not use Windows / Microsoft Update. I downloaded the install exe's directly from Microsoft. The two EXE's that I downloaded are below
Since I'm running a 64 bit version of Windows, I could not run the install for the 32 bit version of IE10. When I try to, I get a message box that said
This version of Internet Explorer setup doesn't support your version of Windows. Download the version of Internet Explorer for your Windows operating system from »go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=272319.
So, I ran the install for the 64 bit version of IE10.
After the install was complete, and the required reboot performed, I made the following observations.
• I only had one shortcut for Internet Explorer, and with IE9 I had two (one for the 32 bit version, and one for the 64 bit version).
• The one shortcut did point to the 64 bit version of Internet Explorer, which was located at "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".
• I did however still have a version of Internet Explorer installed to ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe", that had the same version number as the other one. The only difference was the actual size of the two EXE's.
• When I launched the shortcut, I noticed that I have two processes running. One is iexplorer.exe
and the other is iexplorer.exe *32
. If I close down IE, and actually launch the EXE from the x86 folder, I get the same results.
I'm not sure if that helps answer your question or not, but it is what I noticed when I did the install. It makes me think that maybe with IE10, Microsoft has moved away from having two versions of IE installed. If you have a 32 bit version of Windows 7, you will get the 32 bit version of IE10. If you have the 64 bit version of Windows 7, you will only get the 64 bit version of IE10. While there is a process called "iexplorer.exe *32", it may only be there for backward compatibility reasons. However, if that is the case, then Ghostery should still work......
Is there a newer version of Ghostery out? I'm kind of at a loss at this point as to why its not working.
Again, sorry if I did not answer your question, but maybe some of my notes and observations could help point someone else in the right direction.
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