Windows 10: Win 1803 update - IE 11 will NOT start

  1.    03 May 2018 #1

    Win 1803 update - IE 11 will NOT start


    Hi ALL,

    I just got the latest major update to Win 10 Ver 1803 and when it was done everything seemed to be working well but then I discovered a problem with IE 11. Yes, I know MS is pushing Edge and IE 11 is going to be phased out but I'm still using it and up until this update it was working fine. I have an icon for it pinned to the taskbar and it always started with a single click to the icon. Now it will not start that way. Sometimes if I click that icon multiple times it will start but it's inconsistent in the number of clicks to get it to start - sometimes 2 clicks; sometimes several; sometimes it will just not start at all. If search for IE it shows up but if I click on it similarly it will not start. I found a work around that I set up another icon on the desktop and I set its properties to Run as Administrator and although the User Account Control box pops up but as long as I say YES, IE opens up and runs properly!


    I tried to Reset IE (in the Settings - Advanced) and that didn't help. I went into the Apps and Features and I see that I can uninstall IE but I don't know where to get the install file to re-install.


    Any advise will be greatly appreciated!!

    Gerry
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       03 May 2018 #2

    gerryex said: View Post
    Hi ALL,

    I just got the latest major update to Win 10 Ver 1803 and when it was done everything seemed to be working well but then I discovered a problem with IE 11. Yes, I know MS is pushing Edge and IE 11 is going to be phased out but I'm still using it and up until this update it was working fine. I have an icon for it pinned to the taskbar and it always started with a single click to the icon. Now it will not start that way. Sometimes if I click that icon multiple times it will start but it's inconsistent in the number of clicks to get it to start - sometimes 2 clicks; sometimes several; sometimes it will just not start at all. If search for IE it shows up but if I click on it similarly it will not start. I found a work around that I set up another icon on the desktop and I set its properties to Run as Administrator and although the User Account Control box pops up but as long as I say YES, IE opens up and runs properly!


    I tried to Reset IE (in the Settings - Advanced) and that didn't help. I went into the Apps and Features and I see that I can uninstall IE but I don't know where to get the install file to re-install.


    Any advise will be greatly appreciated!!

    Gerry
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  3.    03 May 2018 #3

    Hi Cliff,

    Yes, I had already found that entry but when I click on it the only option that's there is to Uninstall it. If I click that I'm sure it will uninstall but how do I re-install it?

    Gerry
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       03 May 2018 #4

    It does not uninstall IE as such, just stops access. Then delete non working IE Icons, all of them, to make sure.

    Then just 'Install' again from the Optional features as already illustrated.

    You will find IE in Windows Accessories then Right Click > Pin to task bar, and/or Start, and make Desktop shortcuts, whatever you require.

    I had a similar problem with OneDrive, but not IE.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 May 2018 #5

    gerryex said: View Post
    .. I have an icon for it pinned to the taskbar and it always started with a single click to the icon. Now it will not start that way...
    Odd. I had IE pinned to the task bar before the 1803 update but mine still works as before.

    For anything pinned to the taskbar that stops working, my first step would be to unpin it. Then I'd open the app from Start's All apps menu. While its icon appears on the taskbar, right-click on it and pin it to the taskbar again.
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  6.    03 May 2018 #6

    Helmut said: View Post
    It does not uninstall IE as such, just stops access. Then delete non working IE Icons, all of them, to make sure.
    Then just 'Install' again from the Optional features as already illustrated.
    You will find IE in Windows Accessories then Right Click > Pin to task bar, and/or Start, and make Desktop shortcuts, whatever you require.
    I had a similar problem with OneDrive, but not IE.
    Good suggestion but no joy!! I even did it twice and the second time I re-booted after the uninstall and also re-booted after the re-install. Both times Win said it was updating but both times there was no change. Trying to start it with nothing special either by double clicking on the EXE file or clicking on a pinned to taskbar icon and it won't start the first time. Sometimes on the second try; sometimes on many tries; sometimes never starting. However if I Run as Administrator as long as I say yes to the User Accnt Control it starts all the time! NEVER saw anything like this before.

    Bree said: View Post
    Odd. I had IE pinned to the task bar before the 1803 update but mine still works as before.
    For anything pinned to the taskbar that stops working, my first step would be to unpin it. Then I'd open the app from Start's All apps menu. While its icon appears on the taskbar, right-click on it and pin it to the taskbar again.
    See above - trying to start it from ANY means does not work unless I Run as Admin.



    I've been running Windows since version 2.0! Yes, Win 10 is a MUCH different thing and VASTLY more complicated. But the biggest problem MS has always had was updates. With each new version MS promises that updates will run faster and less complicated. NOPE! Just the opposite. Updates run slower than ever and are so complicated that there is bound to be something that doesn't work. Most of the time its a non-MS thing that stops working but in my case IE 11 is certainly an MS thing and should be working.

    MODERATOR: This thread was moved to this section from the Updates section. While certainly it deals with a browser the MAIN problem has to do with the update to Win 10 ver 1803. Please move it back to the Updates section.

    Gerry
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