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Can no longer find or open 32-bit Opera on Windows 7 64-bit system w Opera 64-bit

  • 2019.11.27.0506.CST.ThursdayMorning: In the past I have been able to run the 32-bit Opera browser versions on my Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Windows O/S, alongside the 64-bit version, but this morning attempting to run the 32-bit Opera version all I find opening when I use the files labelled "Opera 32-bit launcher" and "Opera 32-bit Browser" are 64-bit versions of the browser.

    I am using the "Browser Identification" from the "HELP Menu" and then "About Opera"

    • where the 32-bit version is verified by "Wow 64
      Here is what I find on all supposedly 32-bit versions this morning:
      "Browser identification
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.97 Safari/537.36 OPR/65.0.3467.48:

    There is NO "WOW64" included in any of these previously id-ed as 32-bit Opera browsers according to the displayed opened paths.

    Also I am at the same time having intermittent disconnection problems from the Opera Community Forums occurring - three times so far while typing these first few lines?

    Is anyone else having problems with intermittent disconnections from the Opera Forums server(s)? They typically don't last long, except this current disconnection, the disconnections and reconnections occur in less than a second.

    Experiencing high winds, heavy rains, but while Opera Community Forums Server(s) is/are telling me we are disconnected, the Windows Network connection to the AT&T U-verse network says all is well, or it doesn't know it is disconnected and did not report the reconnection, or this four disconnection.

    I began using a cloud-based system monitor of my computer network, CCleaner Cloud Connect (beta ID was "Agoma" as I remember) and it is able to detect and report even fractional seconds long disconnections and reconnections if anyone else is interested. With slowing and 'throttling' of heavy, broadband users, characterized in the United States as greedy users slowing losing the traction it once had with the public I can see ISPs adopting a strategy of carefully timed, apparently random disconnects/reconnects as a way of claiming widespread network "glitches" are happening, that the ISP is NOT throttling, or limiting bandwidth?

    Logging off before I lose connection a 5th time.

    No detailed reply is necessary - just a YES 32 and 64 bit versions can run on Windows 7 and 10. or a "NO not any more" If you can point out something stupid I am always glad to continue learning, so this isn't a 32/64 bit issue, but something I don't see, etc.

    Thanks,
    deralter

  • On Windows 10, I have 64-bit Opera installed to "C:\Program Files\Opera" and 32-bit Opera installed to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera". Both work fine (only run one at a time) and I can confirm in the task manager that they're the proper bit process. I can also confirm that they have the correct user agent strings.

    I used the offline installer for the 32-bit version of Opera from https://ftp.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/65.0.3467.48/win/ (the one that doesn't have x64 in the filename).

    So, all is good. But, I didn't test if an auotupdate of the 32-bit version of Opera gets converted to a 64-bit version. It shouldn't though. Now, the net installer (which fetches the installation files itself) should always grab the 64-bit files on 64-bit Windows, so you'll want to avoid that if you really want the 32-bit version.