It still sounds like IE8 isn't convinced that Outlook is the default a-mail
I would check:
1. Control Panel> Default Programs> Associate a file type> Protocols> MAIL
TO, Is Outlook the default?
2. In Control Panel> Programs and Features, if you select Outlook, is there
a repair option?
3. Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
If the problem goes away, a browser add-on is causing the problem.
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
4. Does the problem persist if third-party security programs are disabled?
Starting up in Safe Mode with Networking is an easy way to test this.
Start Vista in Safe Mode
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"drb48" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Yes, Outlook IS the default mail program. The bug isn't that "nothing
> happens" as in the referenced link, but that BAD stuff happens - i.e. the
> browser hangs, eventually getting the "not responding" message and has to
> killed via the task manager. And ONLY the 32-bit version of IE8 and ONLY
> Outlook 2007 isn't ALREADY running.
> "Don Varnau" wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Is Outlook the default e-mail program?
> > See
> > "drb48" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:E8950D8A-8865-4601-BA60-34C274ECDC43@microsoft.com...
> > > Vista x64 OS. Since upgrading to IE8, trying to use the Page->send
> > page/link
> > > by email will hang the 32-bit version of the browser UNLESS the mail
> > program
> > > - Outlook 2007 - is already running. This behavior is NOT exhibited
> > the
> > > 64-bit version of the browser. And, I'm currently stuck with the
> > > version of IE as the default as Flash isn't supported in the 64-bit
> > version.