Sunday, October 21, 2012

Windows Vista IE9 Won't Load msn.com

q: We have a laptop running 32bit Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 9 and UAC enabled.  IE9 will open but won't open the home page which is www.msn.com.

a: We discovered the page would load when:

  • IE was run with no-addons
  • IE was run elevated "Run as Administrator"
We determined it to be the Shockwave Flash Object  version 11.4.402.287.  We disabled it in IE using "Manage Add-ons" and msn.com was able to load.