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Internet Explorer fails to work... period

  1. #1


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    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64

    Internet Explorer fails to work... period


    I personally don't mind Internet Explorer, I actually like using it... but unfortunately it isn't working for me in WCP. I Upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate yesterday and ever sense then IE fails to even open and the metro icon doesn't even show up.

    I am running Emachines e527 with Windows 8 consumer Preview

    Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz with 2GB/Ram 160GB HDD

    If anyone can help that'd be great

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  2. #2


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,591
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Do you have a connection to the internet? Can any of the metro apps access the web?
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Eve View Post
    I personally don't mind Internet Explorer, I actually like using it... but unfortunately it isn't working for me in WCP. I Upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate yesterday and ever sense then IE fails to even open and the metro icon doesn't even show up.

    I am running Emachines e527 with Windows 8 consumer Preview

    Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz with 2GB/Ram 160GB HDD

    If anyone can help that'd be great
    Hello there!

    1. In Metro interface , type Programs and features
    2. Click on Settings
    3. Click on Programs and features
    4. On the left panel, click on Turn Windows feature on or off
    5. Unselect Internet Explorer 10
    6. Restart
    7. Repeat steps 1. to 4.
    8. Select Internet Explorer 10
    9. Restart.


    Then test it and see if it works.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Do you have a connection to the internet? Can any of the metro apps access the web?
    I do have internet connection and other apps can access the internet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Eve View Post
    I personally don't mind Internet Explorer, I actually like using it... but unfortunately it isn't working for me in WCP. I Upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate yesterday and ever sense then IE fails to even open and the metro icon doesn't even show up.

    I am running Emachines e527 with Windows 8 consumer Preview

    Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz with 2GB/Ram 160GB HDD

    If anyone can help that'd be great
    Hello there!

    1. In Metro interface , type Programs and features
    2. Click on Settings
    3. Click on Programs and features
    4. On the left panel, click on Turn Windows feature on or off
    5. Unselect Internet Explorer 10
    6. Restart
    7. Repeat steps 1. to 4.
    8. Select Internet Explorer 10
    9. Restart.


    Then test it and see if it works.
    Unfortunatly this did not solve my problem...
    Last edited by Eve; 01 Mar 2012 at 13:15.
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  5. #5


    Win sock tends to get corrupted during upgrade installations for some reason. This will keep IE from working correctly.

    To fix the problem open an elevated command prompt and type in the following commands hitting enter after each one then reboot and test IE 10 again.

    The second command is to reset the TCP/IP stack.

    netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)
    netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)
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  6. #6


    Behind you
    Posts : 45
    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64


    :/ this did not work either

    I looked throughout Microsoft Website and searched for a download to see if I can re-install IE10. I found a download but when I tried to install it, it said i needed developer preview...
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  7. #7


    mumbai,maharashtra
    Posts : 12
    windows 8 developer preview 64-bit


    hi,eve

    where u found the download to reinstall ie10 i am also using dev.preview

    pleaz give me the link
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  8. #8


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    Windows 7 SP1 + Linux Mint KDE x64


    Actually i found out a system refresh solved my problem fantastically. Unfortunatly it deleted all of my software but left a nifty list with download links so I wasn't too upset.

    I found that the problem most occurs when you use the Upgrade option to go from Windows 7 to 8 so that might have been your problem.
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