MS Update kills MS IE7

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Bob, Feb 14, 2008.

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    Bob Guest

    I have my month old computer with windows vista home premium. On 12th of
    February 2008 I run Microsoft update to update my computer like I have done
    for years with no problems. I install all 38mb of the 11 new recommended
    Microsoft updates. IE7 will not connect to Internet. I get "Internet
    Explorer cannot display web page". I used IE7 right before I did update
    and it worked fine. I rolled back the updates through windows system
    restore and IE7 worked fine. It is the windows update that caused the

    I installed the updates again for security and sure enough IE7 does not
    work. I use firefox for now but I like IE7 better and want it back.

    How do I get IE7 to work? Will Microsoft have a fix? The big question is
    is everyone else having the same trouble after they update vista?

    What do I do to get IE7 to work with the latest vista updates?

    Thanks for the help

    Bob, Feb 14, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    The only way to find out which is the troublesome update is to install them
    one at a time.
    Then hold off from installing the rotten one until such time as you read of
    a fix here.

    I've got to the stage that I don't do updates on the 2nd Tuesday anymore.
    I wait to see what probs occur.
    Mick Murphy, Feb 14, 2008
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    Kiloran Guest

    I have exactly the same problem and sent a request to Microsoft yesterday for
    a solution.
    I believe it is something to do with the firewall but I will post the reply
    here when I receive it
    Kiloran, Feb 14, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    That is good advice. I have five short questions for you.
    Is the place to go to
    find out problems with updates?
    Where else do I go to find out problems with updates?
    Is 2nd Tuesday the only day to avoid updates or should I avoid all updates
    for a time?
    What is your waiting time before you believe it is safe to install an
    What other update advice do you have?
    Thanks for your service
    Bob, Feb 14, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Thanks for your service


    Bob, Feb 14, 2008
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    RalfG Guest

    Just to point out that this is not a universal problem. The same updates
    didn't stop my IE7 from working at all. It suggests that something else
    which is installed in your systems is also implicated in the problem with
    IE7, not just one of the MS updates on its own.
    RalfG, Feb 14, 2008
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    C.B. Guest


    For update discussions go to microsoft.public.windowsupdate

    C.B., Feb 14, 2008
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    Dwarf Guest

    Hi Bob,

    One of February's updates was a cumulative security update for IE7. This
    included a new executable version of IEXPLORE.EXE and, in some cases, this
    can prevent connecting to the Web. There is actually nothing wrong with this
    update. What you need to do is to check your internet security and firewall
    settings and grant this program access to the Internet. There is a new
    version of this program most months and it is possible that you may have to
    repeat this each time.
    Dwarf, Feb 14, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Sorry for shouting but THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! it worked!!!!!!
    Shut off norton firewall and turned on windows firewall - That worked!!!!!!
    Bob, Feb 15, 2008
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    Lori Guest

    Glad to know I'm not alone. Having same problem with IE7. Glad yours is fixed
    but I'm not sure what to do. I dont have Norton. Any advice would be great.
    Lori, Feb 17, 2008
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    Russ Guest

    I have the exact same problem. Every-time I update Vista IE7 says that is can
    not connect to the internet even though the Network connection is working and
    I can download patches through the OS. I have not tried the Windows Firewall
    yet, but I will. Hopefully that helps. I do not run Norton, so I'm not sure
    what could be interfering with the update.
    Russ, Feb 23, 2008
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    Noctamid Guest


    Well I guess I am one of the many that also have problems connecting to
    the internet. I found this page a read youre posts. I can't get any
    webpage working, and ontop of that all programs I have that need
    internet access (such as Ventrilo, Teamspeak, Steam, Playonline, Hlsw,
    Msn, yahoo messenger and so on) don't work.

    When the applications start I get an error and they shut down. And this
    all happened after I downloaded the latest updates via " windows update
    ". I installed the updates from the 14th and the 15th and since then non
    of the applications work and neither does the web explorer.

    I hope that Mircrsoft comes out with a new update that actually fixes
    this soon. Because the solution of uninstalling Vista and installing XP
    is one I would rather avoid.
    Noctamid, Jun 15, 2008
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    Redviper Guest

    You can also put your Norton FW into learning mode long enough to give
    the modified IE executable permission to start.


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    Redviper, Jun 15, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    MS auto updates cone out on the 2nd tuesday of the month, not the 14th and
    Look for something else!
    Mick Murphy, Jun 15, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    Please modify your sig - RFC 1855 on Usenet Etiquette says "four lines"

    Thank you.
    Gordon, Jun 16, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    Maybe it's a psychological thing with him: he's overcompensating for
    having a tiny pee-pee.
    Nonny, Jun 16, 2008
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