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Windows Live Toolbar causes Internet Explorer 9 to stop responding or crash

Summary
The Windows Live Toolbar will cause Internet Explorer 9 to stop responding or crash.
Resolution
To resolve incompatibility between the Windows Live Toolbar and Internet Explorer 9, use one of the following methods. 

Method 1: Update to the latest version of Windows Live Toolbar

Update to the latest version of Windows Live Toolbar. Windows Live Toolbar is now known as Bing Bar. To update to Bing Bar and fix the compatibility issue, go to the following webpage:

Method 2: Disable the Windows Live Toolbar

To disable the Windows Live Toolbar, follow these steps:
  1. Close all Internet Explorer windows.
  2. Open a new Internet Explorer window.
  3. When you receive the Windows Live Toolbar incompatibility notification, click Keep it disabled or ignore the notification.
Note Windows Live Toolbar may not work correctly when the add-on is disabled.
Additional Resources
IE9 msn toolbar bing bar
Properties

Article ID: 2561725 - Last Review: 07/12/2013 09:58:00 - Revision: 9.1

  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
  • Windows Live Toolbar
  • kbprb kbexpertisebeginner kbsurveynew KB2561725
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