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Lost ability to view Youtube videos

  1. #11


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    I was having problems today with mine all of a sudden. The solution I found was to turn off the browser add-on I had installed called Youtube Center. Might not be your problem but maybe it helps someone. Good luck.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Do a complete reset of IE10. Worked for me when I had same problem awhile back.

    Internet Options/Advanced/Reset/Select Delete Personal Settings
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  3. #13


    Torre did that and now IE10 not working properly
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  4. #14


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Download Firefox.
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  5. #15


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by phriendlyphool View Post
    Download Firefox.
    How is that fixing the OP's issue with Internet Explorer?

    @ OP, what website is it that's not playing videos? Name?

    Also, what version of Windows 8 are you running? Is it still the Preview version?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by fdenny View Post
    Torre did that and now IE10 not working properly

    Sorry to hear, did work for me.

    May try to do a refresh of Win8. This will save your files.

    What antivirus are you running ? May try to temp disable and see if that helps.
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  7. #17


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    IE install Flash Plugin/Activex via Windows Updates KB as shown in the screen shot.
    You can try to uninstall it then re-install it.

    1. Control Panel->Windows Updates->View Updates History->Installed Updates
    2. Click on the update then click uninstall
    3. Run Windows Updates again to re-install it.
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  8. #18


    Well it appears that my problem "MAY" be fixed. The problem was , from my understanding, not my computer at all, it was my internet provider was having technical problems deep down in their system they called it Possible DNS issues preventing some sites from loading. As of 1:00 pm today I can watch youtube fine and I can get into all my sites that would not work yesterday.

    Thanks for all who provided suggestions. My Windows Version 8 is the full version not the preview version
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  9. #19


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phriendlyphool View Post
    Download Firefox.
    How is that fixing the OP's issue with Internet Explorer?

    @ OP, what website is it that's not playing videos? Name?

    Also, what version of Windows 8 are you running? Is it still the Preview version?

    The OP's problem with IE is that they're still using it. I figured the only people who used IE were people who don't know how to install a better browser. lol
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  10. #20


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I still don't see how that fixes the OP's issue, whether they want to use an alternate browser or not. And there are plenty of people who are well informed but just want to use IE.

    Peace
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