IE8 doesn't display when opened on Server 2003 SP2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Internet Explorer starts the iexplore.exe process and begins to use CPU and memory but never displays. Security patches refuse to apply to IE 8 on this server. Tried reinstalling/repairing IE8 but received the message "Operating System not supported." Tried the same in Safe Mode as well. IE 8 does not show up as an installed feature but still appears to be present throughout the system.

    Any ideas?

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 3:49 PM


  • Hi,

    Start>Control Panel>Internet Options>Advanced tab, uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions"....

    General tab, change your homepage to about:blank

    Just to be safe reboot your Windows Server 2003 for the full changes to take effect.

    If still no joy... Start>Run.... msconfig>Startup tab, disable any nonMicrosoft startup processes...

    Reboot for the changes to take effect.

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    • Marked as answer by TheTalada Friday, September 12, 2014 3:22 PM
    Friday, September 12, 2014 3:50 AM