Quote: Originally Posted by whs
Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid
IE8 will open more than one instance of the iexplorer.exe process.
This is normal function of IE8 and nothing to worry about.
Tepid, can you elaborate. I am afraid you lost me. Are you talking about the cached instances you see in Task Manager > Processes?
Yes, this is a normal function of IE8 in both Win 7 and XP.
And, the more tabs you open, the more iexplorer.exe processes will populate taskmanager. This is normal.
However,, after re-reading the OP, I would agree about the whole side by side could possibly be 2 physical windows opening, which might be strange.
edit: yes I see how that could have been confusing,, I assumed others knew what I was meaning by process, I should have mentioned this would be seen in Task Manager. My apologies.