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Windows 7: Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) is only available version

4 Weeks Ago   #1
SpatialProf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) is only available version

A long time ago I disabled IE and I've been using Chrome and Firefox ever since... until today. I've found I need to use a website run on Silverlight. I cannot get Silverlight to function in my Chrome of Firefox, so I went back and re-enabled IE (version 11) again. The only problem is the only "version" I have available is the "Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)" one. Can anyone help me turn the "normal" version, with the possibility of using add-ons (i.e. Silverlight), back on please?

Many thanks in advance


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SpatialProf,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpatialProf View Post
A long time ago I disabled IE and I've been using Chrome and Firefox ever since... until today. I've found I need to use a website run on Silverlight.
Have you tried using alternative browsers other than Chrome and Firefox, or is it basically the case that unless you have Silverlight the website is inaccessible?
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SpatialProf,

Have a look at these two links and see if they help =>

[1] How to clean a corrupted Silverlight installation and then reinstall Silverlight.
[2] Get Microsoft Silverlight.

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
SpatialProf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Many thanks for the welcome!

Unfortunately unless you have Silverlight the website is inaccessible.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello SpatialProf,

can you go through the steps, how are you launching internet explorer?

internet explorer (no add-ons) is a specialised version of internet explorer.

If you open the Start Menu, begin typing ieexplorer.exe, then the shortcut to the normal internet explorer should appear within the search results.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
SpatialProf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi iko22,

I open the Start Menu and start typing Internet Explorer. When I complete the word Internet I get Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) appearing in the list of programs above. I don't see any other version.

When I open the Start Menu and type ieexplorer.exe I don't get anything at all!
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpatialProf View Post
Hi iko22,

I open the Start Menu and start typing Internet Explorer. When I complete the word Internet I get Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) appearing in the list of programs above. I don't see any other version.

When I open the Start Menu and type ieexplorer.exe I don't get anything at all!
Sorry, my typo. Should have requested that you type iexplorer.exe.

How did you disable/re-enable the program?

Perhaps you just need to recreate that program's shortcut.
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
SpatialProf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Same with iexplorer.exe

It is at least a couple of years since I disabled it, so my memory is vague at best. I believe I just used the "Turning Windows Features On or Off" GUI.
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SpatialProf,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpatialProf View Post
It is at least a couple of years since I disabled it, so my memory is vague at best. I believe I just used the "Turning Windows Features On or Off" GUI.
I assume that you have re-enabled it in the Turn Windows Features On or Off?
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
SpatialProf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes indeed, I did re-enable it in Turn Windows Features On or Off
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