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FIX: Some drop-down lists and combo boxes do not appear in Internet Explorer 7 after you install security update 2586448

SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario when you use Windows Internet Explorer 7 to browse a webpage:
  • The webpage hosts another webpage that is in a different domain.
  • The hosted webpage has window restrictions enabled. By default, this is Internet and Restricted sites only.
  • The hosted webpage contains a select control, such as a list or combo box.

In this scenario, when the hosting page tries to display the combo box or drop-down value from the hosted page, the combo box or list is not displayed.
CAUSE
This problem occurs when security update 2586448 is installed on a computer that is running Internet Explorer 7.

For more information about security update 2586448, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2586448 MS11-081: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: October 11, 2011

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:Note You can set Windows to download and install Windows Updates automatically by following the instructions here.

For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2618444.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2618444 MS11-099: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2011
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about software update terminology, 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: 2628724 - Last Review: 06/27/2012 03:51:00 - Revision: 8.0

Windows Internet Explorer 7

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