Re: .NET 3.51 breaks IE8
What about the possibility that 3.51 is causing something else you have
loaded in IE8 (an add-on or extension) to fail, which in turn causes IE8 to
fail? This would mean that it's not IE8 and 3.51 that have the specific
issue, it's a non-IE component that is causing it. I'm running 3.51 without
SP1 on XP SP2 here and IE8 is working fine, but of course my PC likely
doesn't have the same software installed that yours does.
Did you exhaust all the options for eliminating IE8 as not being compatible
with .Net 3.51? Did you run in No Add-ons mode, and use the Reset in the
Advanced settings to clear out all configurations and external components
Given that the same two pieces of software work on other systems, it cannot
be as simple as those two being incompatible with each other - there is
something else causing the problem, but it may be very difficult to track it
jjstok wrote on Tue, 14 Jul 2009 11:00:01 -0700:
> Leonard, if installing 351 breaks IE8, and removing 351 enables it to
> work again then it is breaking IE. If you read my entire post you
> would have seen this was happening on a few machines only. What I was
> hoping to achieve in posting to this forum were some helpful responses
> by other IT professionals, not replies telling me it 'works for them'
> or bitchy schoolgirl rants. I can get that from dozens of other misc
> 3rd party forums. That is neither insightful, useful, or professional.
> I've spent 2 hours on the phone with MS this morning resolving the
> In our specific situation, 351 was causing the problem.
> Use your head before you post again.
> "Leonard Grey" wrote:
>> It lets the OP know that .Net 3.51 does not break IE 8, so something
>> else is causing the problem.
>> And this is the last of your sardonic comments to which I'll reply,
>> so go bother somebody who cares what you think.
>> Leonard Grey
>> Errare humanum est
>> Tom Willett wrote:
>>> How does that help the OP?
>>> "Leonard Grey" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> : No problem here (on Win XP.)
>>> : ---
>>> : Leonard Grey : Errare humanum est :
>>> : jjstok wrote:
>>> : > Internet access is broken. Intranet still works. If I remove
>>> .NET 3.51 it : > fixes it right away. If I leave .NET 3.51 and
>>> downgrade to IE7, internet : > browsing works again as well. Any
>>> suggestions? I've had this happen on just : > two machines so far.
>>> The rest have been fine.