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Menu Bar greyed out on IE8

I have a Windows 7 machine with IE8 installed.  The menu bar option is greyed out.  How can I enable showing menu bars?
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Open the control panel and select "Internet Options", go to the "Advanced" tab, and click "Reset", then open IE.

Thanks ari24, I tried that already and it didn't work.
Swapnil Prajapati

Open "regedit.exe" from the "Start" button

Navigate to the following key: My Computer \ HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer

You should see a key "NoBandCustomize" with a value of 1. Either delete the key or change its value to 0.

Restart Internet Explorer . The "Menu Bar" option should now be available.

Let me know how it goes

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Walt Forbes

Thanks swap_101982, I found and article about this too.  Unfortunately, editing the registry has been disabled, so I'm trying to fix that first, in order to try this (see post below).  Do you know of any non-registry editing way that this can be done?

Swapnil Prajapati

For Suspction on any malicious software, try to scan system via Malwarebytes first.
Some malicious softwares disable registry editing.

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Thanks for the suggestions, in the end I was able to figure it out myself.
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