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Internet Explorer 10 does not start when you click a link in Windows 8

Symptoms
You cannot start Internet Explorer 10 when you click any link in Windows 8. This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • The User Account Control feature is turned off.
  • The system is set to open Internet Explorer 10 when you click links.
Cause
This problem occurs because Windows Store apps cannot start when User Account Control is turned off. 

Note User Account Control lets you select the way that you are notified about system changes that are made by programs. You can make this setting in Control Panel or in a notification window that appears during the installation of a program. The notification window does not appear if you turn off User Account Control.
Resolution
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Start screen.
  2. Type Control Panel.
  3. Click the Control Panel icon on the left side of the screen.
  4. In Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Change User Control settings.
  5. Move the slider to specify when you want to be notified, and then click OK.

    Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
More information
To control how you want to start Internet Explorer from the Start screen, go to the following Internet Explorer Team Blog article:
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Article ID: 2736601 - Last Review: 08/30/2012 09:16:00 - Revision: 2.0

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Professional
  • Windows Internet Explorer 10
  • kbprb kbsurveynew kbexpertisebeginner KB2736601
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