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Windows 7: IE 64 bit works, 32 bit does not

01 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
IE 64 bit works, 32 bit does not

Hi All,

First time poster. I have been stumped by this problem for months. Today I had some time so I went back at it and still without a solution ...

I am running Windows 7 64 bit, which was originally installed on a new system. I have had a consistant issue with IE 32bit which I have seen all over the newgroups/helpgroups, etc: that is, clicking on a link to open a new window or new tab results in that tab hanging at "connecting." The only way to make it work is to cut and paste the link to a new tab - in which case it works fine.

I have tried every "solution" I have seen on the internet including disabling all add-ons, running 32 bit in add-on-free mode, clearing caches, playing with security levels and trusted zones, registering program associations, etc. etc. etc. I have not been able to improve it one bit. One interesting note: today I figured out that if I manually run the 64 bit version of IE it DOES work properly without issue.

I am running Avira antivirus personal edition and windows firewall; disabling these does not restore the functionality.

I am at a loss. Any other ideas?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Try this link, I believe it relates to your problem and a fix is listed.
Open in New Tab, Open in New Window not working
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks for the reply Chev.

I tried that script already (and one closely realted as well) but it did not solve the problem.

Other thoughts?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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