As we know that Internet Explorer 10 is the latest version of Microsoft’s web browser and is available for Windows 8 (comes pre-installed with it) and Windows 7 however what many of us still don’t know that like previous IE versions this also has its share of problems. I say that this is not something that Microsoft should be criticized about as no matter what new software or program is designed with and what team of experts designs it, it is likely to catch problems due to a number of reasons including the computer, a self-bug, or a third-party application etc. So as we gracefully accept that Internet Explorer 10 may get in trouble due to miscellaneous reasons, I am going to take you for a ride through some workarounds which will you help you fix Internet Explorer 10 problems and help you get a nice, rich, and faster web experience as promised by Microsoft.
If you have Windows 8, bring up Command Prompt (with admin rights) if you have pinned it to the Home screen. If you never pinned Command Prompt to Windows 8 Home screen, then press the “Windows” key and start typing “cmd” in the “Search Charm” bar. Hit “Enter” to proceed. Right click Command Prompt and then select “Run as administrator”. If you have a Windows 7 computer, then click the “Start” button and type “cmd” in the Search bar. Right click “cmd.exe” or “Command Prompt” whichever you see in search results and select “Run as administrator”. On the “Command Prompt” window, type “sfc/scannow” and hit the “Enter” key. Let the scan complete and fix all the broken files. When done, exit Command Prompt. Now open Internet Explorer and should you be able to browse fine.
P.S. You must run Command Prompt with admin rights. Otherwise you will be able to access the files only for standard users and not for the admin one(s).
Update Internet Explorer 10 with the latest updates rolled out by Microsoft to fix software bugs, security flaws, and performance issues etc. You can look for IE10 updates through Windows Update. In Windows 8, search for Windows Update through “Search Charm” which you can invoke by pressing the “Windows + C” and then selecting “Search” from it. In Windows 7, click the “Start” button and then navigate to “All Programs”, “Windows Update”. Download all the critical updates. You must run the update installer with admin right or else you may face insufficient privilege errors.
If your problem is related to Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 then you need to update it (the Flash program) with the latest updates. It has been observed that Adobe’s Flash Player works fine in IE10 after installing the latest updates. Thus visit the Adobe website and download all the required Flash Player updates. You must install Flash updates with the admin rights or else you may face insufficient privilege errors.
Reset IE10 settings to defaults and the browser should work fine afterwards. If you do reset IE10 to factory defaults, you are likely to lose all your bookmarks, add-ons, plug-ins, saved passwords, favorites and the entire customized settings. Thus if you want to back up your Internet settings, then do it. Afterwards, open IE10, press the “Alt” to display the menu bar, click the “Tools” tab, and select “Internet Options”. Click the “Advanced” tab and then tap/click the “Reset” button. When prompted, select the “Delete personal settings” box and confirm the action by clicking the “Reset” button again. When done, restart IE10.
Run IE10 in “Compatibility Mode” to get rid of any compatibility issues and make it work fine. Open IE10 and press the “Alt” key on your keyboard to display the menu bar. Now click “Tools” and select “Developer Tools” from the menu options. Click the “Browser Mode” tab and then select “Internet Explorer 10 Compatibility View”. Now your IE10 will run in compatibility mode.
If your problem with IE10 doesn’t seem to be fixed, then disable all the add-ons one by one and then check back whether it works or not. Remove the add-on which is causing problems with IE10. To check for add-ons, open IE10, press the “Alt” to display the menu bar, click “Tools”, click “Manage add-ons”. Click or tap “All add-ons” under “Show”. Now disable or remove an add-on, save the changes and restart IE10. If after disabling a particular add-on, IE10 starts working, remove it permanently.
Uninstall and reinstall IE10 and then the installation should run fine. Go to “Programs and Features” (both in Windows 8 and 7), look for IE10 instances and uninstall them. Complete the installation with a reboot and then reinstall IE10 from the Microsoft website. Run the IE10 installer with admin rights.