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IE Address Bar Fails after insalling yesterday's patches

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    gswitz

    No big deal. I just backed off the patches. I'm irritated that I am unable to find a way to report the problem to Microsoft. I went through windowsupdate.microsoft.com and tried to find a way just to send an email to Microsoft to let them know, but I was not able to. I tried to create a support ticket and they wanted to charge me. I don't care to pay them for my troubles. I just want to report a bug. After installing the 4 new patches, I could no longer pull up a website by typing the address into the address bar in IE. I could search for the address and click on the link to get to the site from my homepage. Weird. I removed all the patches and IE worked normally again. I reinstalled all the patches and the address bar didn't work any more. I removed all the patches and disabled automatic updates. IE 6.0 is the version and I'm using a HP w/ AMD processor and windows xp sp2 w/ sql server 2005 and vs 2003 isntalled.

    Heads up.

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    spoofnozzle

    It must be a conditional issue... all my pcs and servers here at work are running either IE6 or IE7 and are all fully patched... and none have a problem.

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    Jason Cox

    I'm not seeing an issue on 2000 or XP (XP boxes running IE6 and IE7), everything appears to be normal.

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    jgillette

    Did you try installing one patch at a time, rebooting, and seeing which patch is actually causing the issue?

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    pacelvi

    MS does have a way to report these problems and I already have done so.. please add to the thread and help me let them know it's messed up.  They came back to me and said they couldn't repro.

    https://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?SiteID=136&FeedbackID=61557

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    Yggdrasil

    pacelvi wrote:
    MS does have a way to report these problems and I already have done so.. please add to the thread and help me let them know it's messed up.  They came back to me and said they couldn't repro.

    https://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?SiteID=136&FeedbackID=61557


    Note that you probably have to log-in to connect.microsoft.com with your Passport ID and add the IE7 Feedback Program from the Available Programs to your own beta programs to access this.

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    Wells

    I saw this guy on slashdot:

    http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=183054&cid=15126959

    "The workaround was to rename the current version of VERCLSID.EXE and restore the file from the backup created by KB908531 (a System Restore would have sufficed as well). I expect a patch for the patch to be released by Microsoft Real Soon Now. I guess this one was rushed out the door without sufficient testing."


    edit: oops, i see you've rolled back already.

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