Sometimes I just hate Windows - so much wasted time trying to figure out all the weirdness. Sorry had to get that off my chest.
The problem: I have a brand new, just out of the box Acer Veriton desktop PC. This is a company machine and I joined it to the domain first thing and proceeded to do Win updates and install Office and most of the basic, normal things. The computer is going to a new branch location/user and at first I did not know who this user would be - but, who cares? Should not matter. Once I determined the user who would be using the machine I signed on as that person (domain\user) to finish the set up specific to this person. What I am finding is that IE 9 (pre-installed from Acer) will not run correctly. The browser opens but it just hangs, and for the most part the circle thing just spins. I added the user to the local (machine) admin group - this did not help. I installed Firefox and it works beautifully. I found out how to uninstall IE 9 - it took it back to 8, and I reinstalled 9 - same problem. If I right click on the IE icon and run as administrator it works fine, but I don't want the user to have to do that every time. I also can set it to always run as administrator but then the user has to confirm this every time it starts. What is the point in being able to run IE - without explicitly stating - run as administrator - when it will not do anything but hang?? This makes no sense to me - IE 9 should just work normally for this user without spending all this time on trying to resolve this BS issue.
I could just go with FF but unfortunately I have found that there are times when IE may be necessary for certain sites. And really I see no good reason for IE not to work.