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Windows 7: 2 iexplore.exe processes with 1 window open?


08 Feb 2009   #1

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 
2 iexplore.exe processes with 1 window open?

Is everyone's task manager showing it like this? Why 2 processes? 1 just to have it open and another for each webpage being displayed? Is this faster/better or something? Anyone know of a reason behind this?

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08 Feb 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello AGlobalThreatsK,

This is normal in IE8. You will have one process for IE8 itself, then another process for each tab opened in IE8. This is part of the built-in tab recovery feature in IE8 so that if one tab crashes in IE8, it's not suppose to crash all of IE8 and allow you to still use IE8 and the other opened tabs.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Feb 2009   #3

vista
 
 

Yes that is normal, however I have had major issues due to this. When I was installing some adobe software it kept telling me that IE is running but when I ended the tasks in the task manager they would always come back. So I ended up uninstalling IE (it's more complicated than you would think) just so I could install Adobe CS4 software.
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08 Feb 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Phoenon,

Yeah, I agree that they still have some bugs to work out of it.
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08 Feb 2009   #5

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

Ooo it's for the tab recovery. Thank you Brink!
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08 Feb 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome AGlobalThreatsK. Let's hope it's all working perfectly when Windows 7 is released for retail.
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09 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phoenon View Post
Yes that is normal, however I have had major issues due to this. When I was installing some adobe software it kept telling me that IE is running but when I ended the tasks in the task manager they would always come back. So I ended up uninstalling IE (it's more complicated than you would think) just so I could install Adobe CS4 software.
Really? That's odd. I was able to install my CS4 Apps perfectly fine =/
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