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Windows 7: IE8 Protected Mode Help

13 Mar 2010   #1
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
IE8 Protected Mode Help

For some reason, IE x86 and IE x64 keep saying that Protected Mode is off, but when I go into the security settings, it says Protected Mode is enabled. What is going on? Here's a screenshot (note: it's hard to see the checkmark next to "Enable Protected Mode, but trust me, it's there):



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13 Mar 2010   #2
derekimo

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Do you have UAC turned off?
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13 Mar 2010   #3
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

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13 Mar 2010   #4
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

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13 Mar 2010   #5
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Do you have UAC turned off?
Oh, I didn't know UAC and Protected Mode are intertwined. I disabled UAC temporarily to install some new icons and didn't turn it back on.

I just turned on UAC and now it's fine. Thanks.
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13 Mar 2010   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Do you have UAC turned off?
Oh, I didn't know UAC and Protected Mode are intertwined. I disabled UAC temporarily to install some new icons and didn't turn it back on.

I just turned on UAC and now it's fine. Thanks.
You're Welcome,
I just happen to notice it one time when I had mine off. Glad it was a simple fix.

Derek
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09 Jul 2010   #7
Mulaka

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having this same problem but my UAC is on and at its highest setting. Can't figure this out.
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10 Jul 2010   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mulaka View Post
I'm having this same problem but my UAC is on and at its highest setting. Can't figure this out.
Not running as the hidden Administrator user?
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10 Jul 2010   #9
Mulaka

Windows 7
 
 

As a matter of fact, I am. That's the problem isn't it? Now, the question is, am I really not in protected mode, or does it just say that I am not because I am running as the hidden administrator?
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10 Jul 2010   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mulaka View Post
As a matter of fact, I am. That's the problem isn't it? Now, the question is, am I really not in protected mode, or does it just say that I am not because I am running as the hidden administrator?
The hidden administrator account does not get encumbered by UAC because it is already elevated to "Administrator" status. So yes, you are running IE with god powers. You should defiantly not be running any internet facing with such level of power.
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