Windows 7 IE8 popup problem

After a fresh windows 7 installation, IE8 which came integrated with W7 is not opening popup windows, i can not open any link that needs to open a new window in IE8!
I have done almost everything (reinstalling IE8, resetting IE8, enabling popups, play with security settings, ...etc) with no luck
the last thing i want to do which i hate the most is reinstalling widnows 7 because i have many programs installed and i dont want to wast more time on this stupid MS problem!
any ideas?

Note: Temporarly I'm using Firebox, I mean firefox, it is working fine but not for MS web exchange and other sites. I just hate the idea of having two browsers on windows, it is frustrating
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Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
Did you install any toolbars in Internet Explorer?
Muhammad Farjad ArshadSystem EngineerCommented:
Did you check the following settings. I would recommend you to set your privacy option on low or medium then allow popup from all sites.

Figure Popup-2 shows you a check on popup blocker. if this box is checked in your settings kindly uncheck and move the above slider to medium or low. I hope this will help you
Ravi AgrawalCommented:
What about "Safe Mode" of IE?

Try adding the Site to "Trusted Sites". You need to uncheck the Use Https to Add the site if it is not a secure site.

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Ravi AgrawalCommented:
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sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
Guys, I have tried all that and it still not working ...
I need to clarify something ... when every i click on a link that requires opening new window it displays a littile yellow error on the side of IE taskbar with the following info:

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)
Timestamp: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 08:13:10 UTC

Message: No such interface supported

Line: 40
Char: 4
Code: 0
sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
one more thing, i have installed and reinstalled java and enabled it in the Add-on manager
Ravi AgrawalCommented:
Did you uninstall IE8 & try a downgrade to IE7 and then check.

IE8 though released long ago, still is like in Beta stage seeing the many issues reported **joking**

You can use the IE-tab add-on in Firefox to open "IE in a Firefox tab".  I am doing the same without problems. It is not something like User Agent switching (report ff as IE) but it really opens IE in Firefox.

Ravi AgrawalCommented:
Sorry, does win7 have the IE8 uninstall option in the first place. I am not using win7 so unaware.

sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
It has the option to take IE8 out, but not sure if i can do IE7 on windows 7!
as for Firebox ! i dont like to use it at all ... i use it with my nose closed :)
Ravi AgrawalCommented:
If its has, you can do it. IE is a core windows component. If you uninstall IE8, I think you will find IE7 without any need to install IE7. Give it a shot.

I thought u like FF but if you are using it as a workaround, try Opera. You will be impressed (if you haven't tried it)

Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
There's no problem with IE8, removing it is probably senseless.

It sounds like you have a plug-in that's misbehaving. Toolbars are a likely culprit. Click Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs -> Manage Addons, try turning items off a couple at a time until the problem goes away.
Try running... Accessories>>System Tools>> Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) and see if that helps.
sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
I have tried all that and no luck, this problem happened in the very beginning when I installed 7
Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried running anti-virus and anti-malware software?

Try Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( and Microsoft's Security Essentials (, both are free and work well.
Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
If you're using Windows 7 64-bit edition, try Start -> All Programs -> Internet Explorer (64-bit)
sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
I'm running 32bit edition
sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
I'm contacting Microsoft to resolve this, will let you know the results !
Ravi AgrawalCommented:
did you try a system file check? Type sfc /scannow in the Windows Run Dialog Box & hit ok. If windows finds corrupt system files, it will replace them.

See this thread too. Try re-registering ddl files.

Ravi AgrawalCommented:
ddl = dll in above post

sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
Thank you guys, will let you know the resutls, I have a W7 expert from Microsoft on this issue, he might help in resolving it but i dont see it!!!!!
will post his replys
sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
Thank you Microsoft and all guys here who offered help
Step 3 corrected my problem
Step1: Steps to re-register the .DLL files which are related to Internet Explorer 8 and check if you are able access Internet Explorer.

To do this, please follow the below instructions:

Please copy all the bolded commands including exit in the notepad. Please change the name of the notepad to xxxxx.bat and save it.

After changing the name of the file, please double click on it and the dll files will be registered.

By performing these mentioned steps the issues relating to Internet Explorer will be resolved.Here are the commands:
regsvr32 /s actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 /s axaltocm.dll
regsvr32 /s basecsp.dll
regsvr32 /s cryptext.dll
regsvr32 /s cryptnet.dll
regsvr32 /s cryptui.dll
regsvr32 /s dmocx.dll
regsvr32 /s dssenh.dll
regsvr32 /s dsuiext.dll
regsvr32 /s explorerFrame.dll
regsvr32 /s extmgr.dll
regsvr32 /s helpPaneProxy.dll
regsvr32 /s hlink.dll
regsvr32 /s hotStartUserAgent.dll
regsvr32 /s ieapfltr.dll
regsvr32 /s iedkcs32.dll
regsvr32 /s iepeers.dll
regsvr32 /s ifxcardm.dll
regsvr32 /s imapi.dll
regsvr32 /s imapi2.dll
regsvr32 /s imapi2fs.dll
regsvr32 /s infocardapi.dll
regsvr32 /s mimefilt.dll
regsvr32 /s mshtmled.dll
regsvr32 /s mssign32.dll
regsvr32 /s mssip32.dll
regsvr32 /s mstime.dll
regsvr32 /s msvbvm60.dll
regsvr32 /s mSVidCtl.dll
regsvr32 /s nlhtml.dll
regsvr32 /s nvapi.dll
regsvr32 /s objsel.dll
regsvr32 /s occache.dll
regsvr32 /s offfilt.dll
regsvr32 /s photoMetadataHandler.dll
regsvr32 /s propsys.dll
regsvr32 /s regCtrl.dll
regsvr32 /s rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 /s rtffilt.dll
regsvr32 /s shell32.dll
regsvr32 /s shsvcs.dll
regsvr32 /s softpub.dll
regsvr32 /s thumbcache.dll
regsvr32 /s tvratings.dll
regsvr32 /s winethc.dll
regsvr32 /s winhttp.dll
regsvr32 /s wintrust.dll
regsvr32 /s wvc.dll

Once you are done with the above steps, please check the results. If the issue still persists, then please perform the steps given below to scan for system files.
Step 2: Steps to perform SFC (System File Checker) in WINRE mode:
1. Insert the Windows 7 installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.  
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ." Appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.  
4. Click Repair your computer.  
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on command prompt.
7. In the command prompt type the following and Hit ENTER
 sfc /scannow /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\windows
Once you are done with the above steps, try to launch Internet Explorer and check the results. If the issue still persists, then please perform the steps given below to perform an Inplace upgrade.
Step3: In-place upgrade
Note: An in-place upgrade is a type of installation, which reinstalls Windows 7 to the same folder on your computer where it was originally installed. By performing In-place Upgrade (Repair Installation) none of your personal data or documents or programs would affect with this. All the data that you have on your computer would be safe.
1. Insert the Windows 7 disc in to the DVD drive.
2. When the initial setup screen appears, click on Install Now.
3. Choose 'Go online to get the latest updates for installation' option in the next screen.
4. Type in the product key and place a check mark under 'Activate when I am online' option and click on Next button.
5. Please put a check mark under "I Agree" in the End user License Agreement screen and click on Next.
6. Choose 'Upgrade Installation' among the two options in the next windows that appear to start the upgrade installation.
7. Please wait till the upgrade completes. Your computer might restart multiple times and the screen might flicker.
8. Go through the on-screen instructions at the end of the installation.
Once the repair installation is done, please try to launch Internet Explorer and check the results. The information I have provided should help you.

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Ravi AgrawalCommented:
To sum it up, it was a corrupt dll or a windows update causing the issue.

sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
It was, although I have previously done almost all your suggestion before posting this question
Thank you
Ravi AgrawalCommented:
Just for giggles, I had indeed run out of any options to suggest further, other than a repair install of Windows. Glad, you did get it sorted it out.

sameh_mhumaidAuthor Commented:
The repair install is the last option which i do hate unless the problem is hopeless :)
Running the Bat file worked for me.

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