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Favorites are not displayed in Internet Explorer on a computer that is running Windows 8

After you install a 32-bit application in a 64-bit version of Windows 8, your favorite websites are not displayed in Internet Explorer. Additionally, you cannot type Simplified Chinese characters in the address bar to search your favorite websites or the History.
This issue occurs because the Internet Explorer property schema is cleared incorrectly.

Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.


To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 8 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.2.920 0.16 xxxWindows 8RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
For Windows RT
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
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

Article ID: 2772501 - Last Review: 11/13/2012 17:50:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro

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