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  1. #11


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Have you tried disabling IE plugins / addons ? Not sure if they get disabled automatically in safe mode. To test it you can try "iexplore -extoff" in the start search.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1.1


    Have you tried to start IE with Administration rights? If that works I think the user profile is messed up.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update


    Quote Originally Posted by Looey View Post
    Have you tried to start IE with Administration rights? If that works I think the user profile is messed up.
    Hi

    I had previously set up a new profile and that did not fix it.

    But running as Admin does, however I cannot set IE11 to run as admin, it has to be a right click "Run as Admin"

    The file permissions do not allow me to give full privileges to users, even though there is only one.

    Cheers

    Daniel (almost solved)
    Last edited by daniellouwrens; 15 Jul 2014 at 12:52.
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  4. #14


    Reset IE11, that will get rid of al;l tool bars and addons: Change or reset Internet Explorer settings - Windows Help
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  5. #15


    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Reset IE11, that will get rid of al;l tool bars and addons: Change or reset Internet Explorer settings - Windows Help
    Hi

    will that make it possible run IE11 as an admin without right clicking on the shortcut?

    Cheers

    Daniel
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  6. #16


    No, it will just get rid of all tool bars and addons which may resolve the problem.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro


    I'm not sure if this was mentioned, but go to IE's Internet Options\Advanced\Security and turn off "Do not save encrypted pages to disk". Restart IE and see if that works.

    If that doesn't work, try this:

    Go to regedit

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    On the Edit menu, click add value, and then add the following value:

    "BypassSSLNoCacheCheck"=Dword:00000001
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  8. #18


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    What antivirus/security suite is running on that PC? It seems like something is changing them so they are not executable.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update


    Hi everyone,

    I no longer have that Laptop with me, the owners decided they could live with it as long as Right Click "run as admin" worked, and it does.

    When I can get some spare time on the machine I will try the other fixes.

    Thanks for all the advice.

    BTW, this seems to have been problem for a long time with no defined fix, the unit does have Norton 360 but I have not found any instances of that being involved in this problem, but there is always a problem.

    Thanks again

    Daniel
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  10. #20


    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Go to Internet Options->Security tab. Under 'Security level for this zone' there is a check-box with 'Enable Protected Mode' next to it. un-check this box. Restart Windows to see if it fixes the problem.

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    Hi

    that brings up continual messages on security, and make IE11 unusable.

    Daniel
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