Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Windows 8.1 IE 11 Protip: Disable Protected Mode so you can actually use IE 11

After migrating to Windows 8.1 on an SBS 2011 domain my IE 11 would always crash, getting the following error messages:

Internet Explorer has stopped working


We were unable to return you to

It's actually a really easy fix.  In the IE 11 window click on the Tools gears on the right and select Internet Options.  Under the Security Tab on the Internet zone UNCHECK Enable Protected Mode as shown below.

Click OK and restart IE 11.