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TitleHow to verify if a 32-bit or 64-bit Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome browser is used?
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When troubleshooting web browser Java-related issues, it is important to identifyif oneis using a 32-bit or 64-bit browser. Having mismatched Java and browser types will cause a web java application to not launchproperly. Per the Java.com website, 64-bit Windows Operating Systems (such as Windows 7, Vista or XP) come with a 32-bit Internet Explorer (IE) browser as the standard (default) for viewing web pages. These operating systems also include a 64-bitIE browser; however, using it is optional and it must be explicitly selected to view web pages. Note: Because some web content may not work properly in a 64-bit browser, we recommend using the default 32-bit browser and downloading 32-bit Java.

Please check the Brocade product release notes or user manual for therecommended Java and web browser versions to use.
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Internet Explorer:

1. Launch the Internet Explorer browser
2. Click on the Help tab at the top.
3. Select About Internet Explorer, which will bring up an information window. If the version of IE displays 64-bit Edition, then it is 64-bit IE; otherwise it is a 32-bit browser.

Firefox:

To determine whether you are running on a 64-bit version of Firefox, use either of these methods:

1. Check the About Firefox panel
2. Type in the browser address about:support. If you are running 64-bit Firefox, it may be indicated as 64-bit (e.g., Win64); otherwise it is a 32-bit version of Firefox.

Chrome:

1. In the Chrome address bar enter: chrome://help/
2. Check the version information. If it is a 64-bit Chrome version, it will have (64-bit) after the version number; otherwise it is a 32-bit version of Chrome.

Source: http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_win64bit.xml#verify browser
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