Odd, suddenly IE 11 won’t open when clicked in the Windows 8.1 Start Screen. I don’t recall making any changes, but somehow a setting in the Internet Explorer 11 got modified so that only the client IE 11 will open if I attempt to start the one in the Start Screen, which I prefer as it works so well with touch input.
So here are the screens you need to deal with to fix it, you have to close IE 11 to get it to work. In fact you might need to restart your system, which if you have a SSD is really painless (make sure to scroll down to see all of the images):
In the Opening Internet Explorer use the drop down arrow and change it to: Let Internet Explorer decide Then click the Apply and then OK Or just the OK button
Can't open ie 11 client from desktop either, any suggestions. Can't get to internet options to change settings.
Try finding ieexplore.exe, right click and open the properties from there.
Also is this the final version of Win 8.1?
doesn't work AT ALL - SO FAR NOTHING HAS WORKED; BLANK SCREEN
CAN'T ms GET THEIR PROGRAMS TO WORK???????????
Ducky, Need more detail, all of my machines using 8.1 are working fine. In fact I am writing this comment in ie 11 on 8.1.
Could this be a driver problem? Driver problems as you know, Microsoft cant' fix directly.
I am still having a driver problem with Autorotate on my Lenovo Twist for example.
Windows 8.1 and IE 11 don't work on my computer. Now I can't even find IE on my computer. As always, really, really disappointed with Micro Soft.
I can't repo the error on 8.1. If possible could you go to a Microsoft store and ask them for help?
Did you happen to verify that your Anti-Virus wasn't quarantining IE 11? After driving myself nuts I found our AV has a policy to block all new versions, simple allow and everything is happy again.