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Whenever I click on a hyperlink to a scrip that outputs an Excel 8 document, I get a prompt from IE to open the file or save-as. If I click open in IE 32 bit, the document opens in Excel (which is what I want). If I click open in the 64 bit version of IE, the document opens in the browser.

How can I make both versions of IE open in Excel? I am using IE8 on Windows 7 64 bit.

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In IE8.64, go to tools/internet options/security/custom level and check if "Automatic prompting for file downloads" is disabled. Enable it and try again.

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