Article ID: 231643
After you install Internet Explorer, you may no longer be able to automatically connect to the Internet.
This behavior can occur if your Home page in Internet Explorer loads from the Temporary Internet Files folder.
To work around this issue, use any of the following methods:
Configure Internet Explorer to Use a Different Home Page
Empty Your Temporary Internet Files Folder Before You Start Internet Explorer
Empty Your Temporary Internet Files Folder When You Quit Internet Explorer
Web pages can be designed to cache their content locally to improve the loading time for the Web page. When you load a Web page from the cache, Internet Explorer does not need to connect to the Internet.
However, if you click a link on the Web page or load a different Web page that is not cached, Internet Explorer automatically connects to the Internet to load the Web page.
Article ID: 231643 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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