Have you installed IE8?
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
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)?
Is "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Vista (KB969897)"
listed in Installed Updates?
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?
If you do the following, does the behavior persist?
=> Start | All Programs | right-click on Windows Mail | select Properties
| Start in <=delete the value here (leaving it empty/blank) & OK your way
NB: Uninstalling IE8 (cf. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
resolve the behavior but you should not have encountered it in the first
place if IE8 was installed properly; cf.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> everytime I attempt to open an email with an attachment I get the message
> "Failed to Execute Command." What is the reason for this and how can I
> the emails to open?
> I sent myself some an important spreadsheet from work to complete at home
> and cannot get it to open.
> Will Windows Vista not accept anything from another Windows program?
> Please Help!