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    Just got this message from AC: Just a note to let you know that after installing KB 4038792 September rollup for 8.1, my system would not launch inter
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    • #135703

      I had a similar problem with Win7 and found it was due to icon font size.  IE wouldn’t start at all until I reduced the icon font size. My results are here and in the following conversation.

      If you look in the GUI in Win8.1, its Control Panel\Display. There is a pull down menu that lets you change icon font size. In Win7, I had a real high resolution screen and I found anything over 16 caused the problem. The default for normal resolution I think is 9.

      There was also a registry hack, but if you can take care of it through the GUI you are better off.

      BTW I found the problem caused by the Rollup and the IE11 Cumulative Update.

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      • #135762

        Yep, I saw that. This sorta feels different, though. Maybe it’s the same thing….

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        • #135781

          I tried an experiment on one of my Win8.1 that has the September Rollup installed – this one not as high resolution (2560 x 1440) as my Win7 test.

          The icon font size was initially set at the default 9. With IE11 set for tabs on a separate row, I increased the icon font size in Control Panel\Display. At font size 13, IE opened OK. At font size 14 and above, IE crashed and failed to open.
          On another with resolution 1920 x 1080, initially set at 11 with tabs on a separate row – changing to 14 and clicking on IE resulted nothing. IE did not start at all.

          The cutoff size may depend on the resolution of you display.

          So the problem is not only with Win7, but also affects Win8.1

          EDIT to add more info.

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        • #135788

          The two conditions here to cause a problem with IE11 in Win7 and Win8.1:

          1. In IE11, tabs are set to be on a separate row from the address bar.

          2. Icon font size has t be larger than whatever the cutoff point is for your display resolution.

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        • #135801

          I can confirm on my rickety Win 8.1 VM – the resolution can make IE misbehave and changing it brings IE back to life.

    • #135744

      Mine’s fine, I’m on 8.1 x64 and have this roll-up patch installed.

    • #135748

      I installed KB4036586 and have had no problem on Win 7 (either Home or Pro) with an icon font size of 9. I quite like the new ‘feature’, in fact.

    • #135823

      (Awaiting moderation) My problem involves the September IE security-only patch, KB 4036586. After installing it, the ‘Sharing” feature in my WordPress hosted blog (TechViews.org) stopped working. Normally the moment I post a new article it will immediately cross post to LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. I tried the process with both Chrome and Firefox, and the ‘sharing’ feature worked. So it was an IE-11 Update issue. When I uninstalled KB 4036586, the ‘sharing’ feature worked again. I am not sure if this is an across the board problem with WordPress websites and the IE-11 Security update, or if it’s limited in scope. But the update was certainly the cause of the problem for me.

      Interesting. Do you have a WordPress addin that makes the cross-posts possible, or is it a custom job?

    • #135829

      Interesting. Do you have a WordPress addin that makes the cross-posts possible, or is it a custom job?

      It’s a built in function in the version of WordPress that I use. There are two main ways to get to it.

      a. Click the My Sites button in the top left, then go down to ‘Sharing’ near the bottom left. From there you can configure one or more other sites to share with.

      b. In the quick-editor accessed with the ‘Write” button in the upper right. Then halfway down the panel on the right side is a ‘Sharing’ category. You can turn the individual sites on or off per post after you have made the initial selection in the step above.

      c. Another way, which I seldom use, is through the Dashboard. It’s a little confusing so I usually ignore it.

      The posts in those other sites appear exactly as they do in WordPress.

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    • #135805

      My problem involves the September IE security-only patch, KB 4036586. After installing it, the ‘Sharing” feature in my WordPress hosted blog (TechViews.org) stopped working. Normally the moment I post a new article it will immediately cross post to LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. I tried the process with both Chrome and Firefox, and the ‘sharing’ feature worked. So it was an IE-11 Update issue. When I uninstalled KB 4036586, the ‘sharing’ feature worked again. I am not sure if this is an across the board problem with WordPress websites and the IE-11 Security update, or if it’s limited in scope. But the update was certainly the cause of the problem for me.

      EDIT: HTML to text

    • #135716

      FWIW, I installed the Sept. Win8.1 security-only update (4038793), and the IE update (4036586), and IE launches with no problem.

    • #135724

      I’m in the B category for updates and have had no problem after installing the 8.1 and IE11 updates

    • #135785

      Win7 pro x64 – September IE11 Patch KB4036586 – works fine …

      Win7 pro x64 – September Security Only KB4038779 – works fine …
      (Multi-Monitor Bug from 08/2017 is patched without KB4039884)

      Win7 pro x64 – .NET 4.7 – September “Patch A” Windows-Update KB4041083 – works fine …
      (Multi-Monitor Bug from 08/2017 is patched without KB4039884)

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