You cannot open a Web page by using Windows Internet Explorer 7 if the URL of the Web page contains non-ASCII characters

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Article ID: 935729 - View products that this article applies to.
Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
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SYMPTOMS

You cannot open a Web page by using Windows Internet Explorer 7. This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • In the Internet Options dialog box, the Send UTF-8 URLs check box is cleared on the Advanced tab.
  • The URL of the Web page contains non-ASCII characters.
  • The Web page contains frame contents.
  • After the HTTP response is received, each element of the frame is redirected.

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This fix was first included in security update 939653 (MS07-057). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
939653 MS07-057: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Windows Vista service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Jsproxy.dll7.0.6000.2057827,64813-Apr-200702:37x86
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.20578823,80813-Apr-200702:38x86
Wininetplugin.dll1.0.0.164,51213-Apr-200702:38x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Jsproxy.dll7.0.6000.2057832,25613-Apr-200703:39x64
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.205781,020,92813-Apr-200703:41x64
Wininetplugin.dll1.0.0.193,18413-Apr-200703:41x64
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.20579823,80819-Apr-200718:44x86
Updspapi.dll6.3.4.1379,18427-Dec-200607:40x86
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.205791,859,58419-Apr-200704:59IA-64SP2SP2QFE
Wwininet.dll7.0.6000.20579823,80819-Apr-200704:59x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, 64-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.205791,020,92819-Apr-200704:58x64SP2SP2QFE
Wwininet.dll7.0.6000.20579823,80819-Apr-200704:58x86SP2WOW
Windows XP, 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wininet.dll7.0.6000.20579823,80819-Apr-200717:47x86
Updspapi.dll6.2.29.0371,42412-Oct-200523:12x86

Registry information

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

After you apply the hotfix, you must modify the registry settings to enable the hotfix. You can modify the registry settings for an individual user or for all users.
Modify registry settings for an individual user
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click one of the following registry subkeys:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_ZERO_MBWC_FLAGS_ON_FAILURE_KB935729 to name the new registry subkey, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type * to name the new registry entry, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.
Modify registry settings for all users
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click one of the following registry subkeys:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_ZERO_MBWC_FLAGS_ON_FAILURE_KB935729 to name the new registry subkey, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type * to name the new registry entry, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 935729 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
Keywords: 
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