I have a problem of Links not working in IE8. Here is the status. Note I cannot even get IE8 links to work at MS
Support sites so it is very difficult getting supoport.
I am running Win7 64 bit so I have to either use IE8 or a 3rd party browser.
I have done a number of "Turn-Off" & Turn-On" of IE8. Reinstalled Jave & Activx, set Security to the default and am in Compatability view. Also a number of hard boots over the past couple of weeks since problem started as I try and resolve the two most bothersome issues.
1. In Yahoo mail, Gmail and MS
Support sites and some others, clicking on imbedded links does nothing. I can only follow a link by opening a new Tab and copy the properties of the link & then paste the URL in the new TAB
2. in eBay I cannot add any pictures to an item i want to sell. (To add a picture a new window opens in ebay to manage pictures)
So it appears that IE8 does not want to allow me to open a new window by clicking a link.
Some specific MS
site examples http://support.microsoft.com/GP/PC_IE_EnvAutoDetect2100
Did not correctly ID my OS. https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...id=14496&&st=1
Could not get my ID number
AND the link for "How to find your Product ID number does not work.
These are clearly IE8 issues as when I use Firefox or GoogleChrome none of these problems occur.
It is also the result of some Win7 and or IE8 update as the problem started about two
weeks ago as before that, the links worked and I could click and open a new window and also add pictures on eBay.
Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - IE with no Addons - Did not fix
IE - Tools - Internet Options - Advanced Tab - click Restore then click Reset -and
IE - Tools - Internet Options - Security Tab - click reset all zones to default - Apply
Close and restart IE and/or IE with no addons Did not fix
Confirmed SSv removed as Add-On Did not fix
Ran Windows defender Report all OK
Ran Malwarebytes and found one questionable entry
removed it, Reboot - Did not fix
Tried running with Protected Mode OFF - Did not Fix
Disabled Norton Internet Security - Did not Fix
So far, I Consider this a Win7 problem as IE8 is part of Win7 and there are no versions of IE that can be installed other than 8.
Have a few more ideas but quickly running out of possible fixes other than report this as a MAJOR malfunction on Win7-IE8
NOTE I have none of these problems with Foxfire or Chrome MS
Answers has not provided a solution http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...quired&lc=1033