When you use the "Run As" shortcut menu to start Internet Explorer 7, more child windows may open than you expect on a Web page

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SYMPTOMS

You use the Run As shortcut menu to start Windows Internet Explorer 7. After you do this, you visit a Web page in which several child windows will open. However, more child windows may open than you expect.

This issue may occur in Internet Explorer 7 on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
This issue may also occur in Internet Explorer 6 on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because Internet Explorer 7 cannot resolve the window target name when you use the Run As shortcut menu to start Internet Explorer 7.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information for Windows Vista

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 for Windows Vista

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To use this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_SHELLWINDOWSWITHOUTEXPLORER
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 0, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

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 editions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot Applicable1,94605-Dec-200721:19Not Applicable
X86_0844c9c9b59e525d6f4b96c18dc9b17a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20733_none_7f3a4a4ab0c75379.manifestNot Applicable69505-Dec-200721:19Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20733_none_63285bdeca2bb7fa.manifestNot Applicable829,59905-Dec-200721:19Not Applicable
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.207336,067,20005-Dec-200704:07x86
Ieui.dll7.0.6000.20733180,73605-Dec-200704:07x86

Service Pack information for Windows XP

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information for Windows XP

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To install this hotfix for Internet Explorer, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To use this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_SHELLWINDOWSWITHOUTEXPLORER
  5. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  7. Type 0, and then click OK.
  8. Exit Registry Editor.

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.
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP with SP2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.207336,067,20006-Dec-200715:38x86
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP with SP3, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Shdocvw.dll6.0.2900.32711,499,13611-Dec-200722:06x86

Hotfix information for Windows Server 2003

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installed.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To use this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_SHELLWINDOWSWITHOUTEXPLORER
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 0, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

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.
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x86-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.207336,067,20006-Dec-200717:56x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Windows Vista
This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

Windows XP
This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 3.

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

Properties

Article ID: 945688 - Last Review: May 9, 2008 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbexpertisebeginner kbfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver KB945688

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