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  • Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 problems – and Adobe Flash updates

    Posted on November 15th, 2013 at 07:08 woody 45 comments

    This just in from EP:

    Adobe has released new security updates for Flash Player versions 11.7 and 11.9 for Windows in Adobe security bulletin APSB13-26: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-26.html

    There are some problems with Internet Explorer 11 under both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

    First problem – Google and Outlook Web Access don’t seem to work correctly with IE11 on Win8.1 as mentioned at The Register site: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/21/internet_explorer_11_breaks_google_outlook_web_access/

    Second problem – blurry fonts occurring on IE11 on Win7 SP1 as mentioned in this recent Softpedia.com article: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Internet-Explorer-11-for-Windows-7-Blurry-Font-Issues-398251.shtml

    In short, those using any version of Windows with Adobe Flash Player should install the most recent flash player security updates. And those using Windows 7 should be using either IE9 or IE10 but do not upgrade Internet Explorer to IE11 until the problems with IE11 get resolved.

     Thanks, as always, EP!

    45 Responses to “Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 problems – and Adobe Flash updates”

    1. Pearl says:

      would download but would not transfer to the report

    2. Terry says:

      Woke up this morning to find out IE 11 had downloaded itself, shut my computer down and erased my favorites, documents, disc clean-up and I don’t know what else. How can they do this without my permission??? Does anyone know how I can undo all this?? I’m afraid a system restore will just make things worse and probably won’t bring back my favorites or documents. I do have a back up disc I made several months ago. Perhaps I will try downloading it to see if I can get anything back. Oh, another thing, they took my Microsoft word 3 out and put Microsoft office 10 in but of course I still need to pay for it! What’s up with these people!!!

    3. bill says:

      I have internet explorer 11 with window 7 The flash player 12 install but did not work. Right click upper right gear then turn off active x filter and smart screen filter. This work fine to look at map direction.

    4. MUHAMMAD SHIYAD says:

      I had problems with ie 11 and flash. I would download and install, but on restart it would say I needed the new ver of flash. went through this several times, finally restored back to ie 9. I never got ie 10 to work either.

    5. Paul Comeau says:

      Hello….I am having similar problems, and am using windows 7.

    6. Margherita says:

      Dev_man : your advice worked perfectly..thank you

    7. Mike says:

      Running Win 7 64 bit and IE 11. Microsoft website video will not play. It says to install Silverlight. But, Silverlight is already installed. Used Mr. Fix and uninstalled and reinstalled Silverlight. This time it is Silverlight 64 bit. Still doesn’t play the video on the MS site. And still prompts me to install Silverlight, but says it is already installed. This is madness. Any thoughts?

    8. CJ says:

      I have multiple Win 7 machines on my company’s network. All are 32 bit all have full updates/patches installed and are all running IE 11 and Chrome. Some of the machines have no issues with Flash websites and Flash video sites work just fine. Some of them will not play Flash at all not on Chrome or IE 11…go figure?

    9. Sher says:

      Every since I dl IE11 my vids i send to my laptop from my phone does not have audio in WMP and my weather gadget is gone. Can I just go to restore and get back on IE 9 without having any backup discs?? Pls help

    10. Doug Miller says:

      Do I really have to uninstall IE 11 just to make my yahoo mail work correctly on Windows 7? I am a computer ignoramus, but I gather there was a new patch TODAY September 9, 2014, that may have created additional problems. Yahoo mail still works fine on my iPhone Safari (of course) but I need to do stuff on my laptop SOON.

    11. Bob Marrs says:

      IE10 worked well with all of my websites.

      IE11 doesn’t work well with some of my important websites.

      I tried many suggestions, but I finally turned off IE and am using Firefox and Maxthon Nitro. No problems with them.

      Bob Marrs

    12. Jim# says:

      For Mike: Disable Active X filtering, and your problem with Silverlight not being able to play video’s will go away!

    13. Jim# says:

      Early versions of Adobe Flash Player did not require the use of Windows Media Player as the default media player. Read the licensing agreement for Adobe flash Player. You agree to use Windows Media player as your default media player. To do this: Start>Control Panel (view by small icons) Default Programs, click:Set Your Default Programs, in the left pane, highlight windows media player, and ensure that the program has all it’s defaults.Also set W.M.P. as the default program for all the file types and protocols it can open. Important: then click on Change Auto-play Settings. Set the options there to use W.M.P. for all the programs for where there is an option to do so-(after I.E. is working correctly you can change some of these settings to suit your preferences). Reason: you may have an outdated aftermarket media player installed on your computer that is out of date,and does not link to W.M.P., and unknown to you, that media player may be coming on automatically, and causing I.E. to crash. Additional steps that can be taken is: Open I.E. click the Tools icon, click Internet Options,click the advanced tab, and put a check mark in the box for: Use Software Rendering instead of GPU (Hardware Accelerated) Rendering. Also, go to the Programs tab, and make sure the add-on’s you desire to use are enabled. Also make sure Active X filtering is not blocking the Active X control you wish to use.

    14. Jimmy Dbee says:

      Using win 7 pro with IE-11. MY E-Mail is Yahoo
      (Sbcglobal.net.) 64 bit. My problem: When I
      forward an E-mail It becomes reformmatted. The left side is cut off and every sentence starts
      With a ^ (rotated 90 degrees clockwise.) When I
      Forward the same message from my Android Tab the
      forwarded message Is ok. Any words of wisdom would be very much appreciated as I forward messages to a large group and receive flak accordingly. THANKS! JDB

      • woody says:

        @Jimmy –

        Yikes. I don’t know Yahoo mail well enough to tell you. Perhaps someone else here does.

        Have you considered using Gmail? You can customize it to remove the > marks. Nobody will ever know you’re using Gmail.

    15. MichaelY says:

      not sure if this is the same problem.
      I too have Win7 (home premium) fully updated.
      Have been running IE11 for several months not a problem. Also have automatic updates.

      My problem is that I could not enter enything in these text boxes. This would include any text box that requires id an/or password.
      to complete this I had to use Firefox.

      I did however find that if I opened IE11 “as administrator” it worked fine and I could enter texts and access accounts.

      Any suggestions of the cause. Like I said I am not sure if its the same.

      • woody says:

        @MichaelY –

        Highly unlikely it’s the same problem. You probably have an add-in that’s giving IE 11 a hard time.

        Best bet is to head to answers.microsoft.com and give a detailed explaination.

    16. Ellen M says:

      When I use search engine to look up a topic, I get a “blank page”. I was told by my ISP to use google.com.

      • woody says:

        @Ellen –

        Using google is a good idea.

        Are you using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11?

        If so, type google.com in the address bar then, down below, type your search term. Does it still come up blank?

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