Wednesday, February 27, 2013

IE10 for Windows 7 - thumbs down

Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7.  Since our web app runs on Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 and 10 (as well as Firefox, Chrome, Safari and mobile devices), I figured I'd give it a try.

The install went slowly, and after a reboot I sparked it up.

Not good.

The crash details pointed to iedkcs32.dll.  I searched the registry for that dll, and it appears to be related to automatic proxy handling, among other things.  I turned that off in the Internet Options - Connections - LAN settings and IE10 started up just fine.

If everything else works for me, I'll stick with IE10, but if something is relying on that setting I'll have to drop back to IE9.

Luckily, it's easy to uninstall IE10:

1) Open Windows 7 Control Panel.

2) Open Programs and Features.

3) In the sidebar on the left, choose "View Installed Updates".

4) Right-click on Windows Internet Explorer 10 and select Uninstall.

Reboot and you're back to IE9.

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