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Windows 7: IE8 crashes

07 Dec 2008   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
IE8 crashes

Hello again.

Noticed another thing. After a clean install, IE8 works fine. But when you start installing Skype or Windows Live Messenger, they add a couple of add-ons in IE and then the crashes start. I open google as my homepage, IE crashes.
I open anything as my homepage, IE crashes (btw, it has a nice feature of trying to re-open the crashed page 2 times, then it stops trying giving you an error)

The solution to that was to disable the add-ons of skype and msn.Don't know if it has problems with other add-ons, but the same thing happened to 2 of my PCs that I installed Windows 7.Right after msn and skype installation.

Another problem I found, is that some antivirus programs, (particularly Avira Antivir Personal Edition Free), which worked fine in Vista, when installed, it blocks all the downloads!
When the download finishes, it doesn't let it to be written/copied on the hard disk from the temporary files.Happened to all the downloads and crashed IE in every page that was an image (e.g. google). Removing it solved it, I hope it's just this particular antivirus that does this.



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07 Dec 2008   #2


I am running 6801 with *both* WLM 89 Beta and Skype Beta without any issues. Did you allow for the Skype Plugin for IE / Firefox? Those have *never* played nicely on any machine I have tried them on and thus I disable the installation of both every time....
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08 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Well, I didn't actually cross-check to see if it's msn plugin or skype plugin. Besides my skype is not the beta version, it's the previous one so this one might cause the problem, or not at all, it might be msn. Anyway I don't need those IE plugins.
However, in 6956 the problem is gone... (?)
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08 Dec 2008   #4

Microsoft Windows 6.1 (Build 6801)

I read somewhere that non-beta Skype works poorly on Windows 7
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08 Dec 2008   #5

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

well , its official. Skype is not compatible with IE8.

This is what IE8 shows when you first open it, after you have installed skype.

Though you can just disable the IE8 addon. Skype works fine so far on Windows 7, except with this incompatibility of the IE addon.

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09 Dec 2008   #6


Wrong. It is not *Skype* it is the Skype IE plugin - which I mentioned above.

I have never gotten either plugin to work in either of the browsers, so I disable them from being installed every time I install Skype.
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10 Dec 2008   #7

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

I was having problems with IE8 crashing in Vista and the 6801 build. Not having any problems in 6956 so far, knock on wood.

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10 Dec 2008   #8

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Indeed, only in 6956 IE8 detects itself the incompatible plugin...
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22 Dec 2008   #9

Vista Home Premium

IE8 (in Vista) crashes google too - unfortunate, to say the least!
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