Ask your preferred search engine if there are 64-bit versions of Flash
and the Live toolbar.
For your other IE 8 problems:
Do you have the same experience when you start Internet Explorer from
the 'no add-ons' icon?
Start > type Internet Explorer in the Search box > click Internet
Explorer (No Add-Ons)
Do you have the same experience after you have reset Internet Explorer
"How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
Problems with Internet Explorer can also be caused by by malicious
software ('malware') that you have unwittingly installed on your computer.
Web pages that were developed for previous versions of Internet
Explorer, or with proprietary HTML or scripting extensions, might not
function properly in Internet Explorer 8.
Errare humanum est
> After all the good press regarding stability of Windows 7 I installed it over
> the weekend and replaced Vista which for the first year after its release
> gave me major headaches. Now I have daily problems with IE8 freezing, not
> responding and not loading webpages correctly. The 64-bit version doesn't
> seem to support Live toolbar or Flash player either so I can't use that. Am I
> alone in this and possibly pointing the finger in wrong direction. Perhaps it
> Flash itself or perhaps my graphics driver that are causing the problems but
> it's not easy to tell. What are other people experiencing. I have 64-bit Win
> 7 installed on a Dell 9200 with 2gb.