Please state your full Windows version (e.g., Vista SP1; Vista x64 SP2) when
posting to this newsgroup.
1. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
<= Read before using!
2. Does the behavior persist if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
[Careful! Only remain in Safe Mode just long enough to test!]
3a. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed, is your
subscription current, and is it supported in IE8? What anti-spyware
applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
Were any of these applications running in the background when you installed
3b. Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
4. Just asking for now!! Do NOT use such a Restore Point yet!! => Do you
have an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I've just installed IE8 via Windows Update on Vista Home Basic
> SP1 and the Recent Pages button is not working. I've tried running the
> browser with Add-Ons disabled but that makes no difference. Some pages
> you from going back a page via the back button, so you need the list to be
> able to navigate to the desired page.