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Internet Explorer 11 Only Opens As Administrator

  1. #11


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Check for system file corruption with the sfc /scannow command using the elevated command prompt.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC


    Ran that as suggested. It repaired some files, but could not repair some others.
    But, upon reboot, Internet Explorer now works fine, without me having to choose "Run as Administrator".
    Many thanks to you both for all your help. Much appreciated here in sunny Cambridge, England.
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  3. #13


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Glad to hear all worked out.

    If sfc could not fix all the corruption, suggest you run the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command and then run the sfc /scannow again.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC


    Done that. All clear now. Many thanks.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2
    win7 and 8.1


    Solved...no $$$...problem with addon, Shockwave MS 3rd party...NOT ActiveX Control Adobe. To disable >tools>manage addons>show all (if you need to)>disable Shockwave Flash Object

    This problem was only on my recently bought laptop...forced into Win 8, IE 11, which I still hate. I also am running Win 7 and IE11 on desktop with no problems.

    Also, a phone call to MS ... they only offered a pay service to fix. I declined and found the problem afterward. Lot's of leads on www, but none about addons. yippeeee....
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