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Microsoft patch hits Internet Explorer 7

Users who are testing the latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, IE7, have complained of problems after downloading last week’s critical Internet Explorer patch.

Users have reported problems with the browser crashing after start-up, blank links and multiple windows opening, according to a Microsoft web posting.

The problem only affects users who are running Internet Explorer 6 alongside the Beta version of Internet Explore 7 on the same machine.

“We have received scattered reports of users experiencing odd browser behaviour after installing the most recent security,” said Jeremy Dallman, project manager for Internet Explorer security bulletins, in a web log posted on Friday.

The problem is caused by the Beta version of Internet Explorer 7, placing an entry on the registry of PC, which is incorrectly configured if IE Explorer 7 is run alongside IE 6.

Dallman said in the blog that running the two browser in parallel is not “a supported scenario”.


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