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Windows Updates Preventing Internet Explorer from Running!

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    Windows Updates Preventing Internet Explorer from Running!


    For some reason, whenever windows 8.1 updates, internet explorer stops working. Every time I try to get on the internet, I just keep getting a message that 'this page cannot be displayed'. Skype still works, so the problem seems to be internet explorer itself.

    I have decided to switch to google chrome to fix the problem, but I can't do so without getting on the internet.

    I would like to restore the computer to a point in which it worked, and I have one restore point which I'm certain will work, but the problem is, immediately after restoring, windows automatically updates, which kind of undermines the entire purpose of the restore. I have tried changing the update settings so it will restore without updating, but as soon as the system restores, my changes are undone and windows then proceeds with the stupid updates.

    I just want to get on the internet somehow to install google chrome! (and no, I can't just copy and paste from the computer I'm currently on because this one has windows 7).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    smile puppy

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  2. #2


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Unplug your router, then do your system restore. You then have as much time as you need to configure Windows Update not to auto check.
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    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Also if you look in control panel you will find a troubleshooting tab/icon. There is a network trouble-shooter in there under network and internet. Might be worth a try. Run it twice as it will probably say no issues found but will ask to continue with admin privileges.
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