1. realwarder's Avatar
    Not sure if this is a good place... mod can move if not, but suddenly today I have a very odd issue:

    My Desktop IE browses perfectly but my Metro/WinRT IE does not. Instead it displays an error:

    This page cant be displayed

    • Make sure the web address Bing is correct.
    • Look for the page with your search engine.
    • Refresh the page in a few minutes.


    • Check that all network cables are plugged in.
    • Verify that airplane mode is turned off.
    • Make sure your wireless switch is turned on.
    • See if you can connect to mobile broadband.
    • Restart your router.


    Fix connection problems
    I have tried these 'fixes' suggested from various search results:

    • Reset IE settings to defaults using Reset function
    • Reset winsock/firewall to defaults using a netsh reset <winsock/advfirewall> command
    • Restarted (no help)
    • Tried changing proxy settings in IE to manual in case something is announcing an auto-proxy


    So... looking for some guru to suggest another thing.

    Oh yes, more info:

    • It is not only IE that cannot browse, but all Metro/WinRT apps cannot either. The Store app started this investigation because it was showing an error, but really all apps cannot browse.
    • Desktop browsers all work perfectly as I said.
    • Using an IP instead of name also doesn't work
    01-14-2014 04:51 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    ok... I worked it out. In the IE options there is an option "Enable Enhanced Protected Mode". Checked it, rebooted and it worked.

    Now for wondering how that was disabled... all I did today was install Windows Updates and reboot..
    01-14-2014 09:08 PM

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