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EU Browser choice causing IE to lock up after each "Windows Update"

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    EU Browser choice causing IE to lock up after each "Windows Update"


    Hi there

    After clicking on the stupid EU browser choice question my whole computer went into Lock up state -- had to kill IE via task manager.

    Removed the Browser choice "thingy" -- but then IE10 would only work in Metro mode until I found the old short cut and parameters for starting IE in "Classic mode".

    OK fixed

    but every time I do a Windows update the stupid update re-installs the Browser choice question.

    I've learned better ==>just delete the thing before running it --but it is a PAIN - especially if IE is already installed.

    (I'm running TechNet W8 Enterprise RTM x-64 --probably the US version not the UK / European version (of W8) --not sure if there are different versions but I'm sure it WAS the US version as all defaults at install time were US).

    If you are presented with the Browser choice and you have already installed IE you could experience what I had.

    I hope anyway to re-install W8 again from scratch after official release as I'm sure a whole slew of fixes will have been prepared by then.

    Cheers

    jimbo

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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    If you were running the US version, you wouldn't have the browser choice.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    If you were running the US version, you wouldn't have the browser choice.
    Hi there
    The problem as I explained in my post was that I'm sitting in a Hotel in Brussels and doing a Windows update via the WiFi system.

    MS detects that the IP is in Belgium so checks to see if the browser choice has been executed -- and of course it hasn't.

    That's why the problem arises.

    Please READ the post before saying --OK US version -- you shouldn't get the problem. It's WHERE you are running the Windows update from that causes this wretched piece of dogpoo to become a problem not the version of Windows you originally installed.

    I understand a lot of US residents haven't travelled outside the US -- no problems --but PLEASE read the post before saying something like - US version installed therefore you should not have a problem --of course you shouldn't but in practice it's not working like that.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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EU Browser choice causing IE to lock up after each "Windows Update"
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