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    Internet Explorer 7 (Windows XP SP2)

    We have a small business with three of us working from our respective homes. I maintain the PC for one of the partners. Recently he allowed MS to install IE 7 on the PC, causing all sorts of problems. The PC would operate well until he invoked IE 7, which is necessary for a couple of reference sites we use. The IE 7 would create about 10 instances of itself and the CPU usage would peg at 100% and the PC was useless.

    I fixed the problem temporarily by removing IE 7 and allowing him to continue with IE 6. I'm wondering if anyone is aware of a list of incompatibilities for IE 7. He does have some old applications, such as Quicken 2000, but I can't see how that program would cause this.

    I also turned off his MS autoupdate and warned him about not letting MS put IE 7 back on the PC, which it keeps attempting.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot for any suggestions.

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    Re: Internet Explorer 7 (Windows XP SP2)

    I don't have an answer to your main question.

    You can prevent IE7 from being included in automatic updates: see Download details: Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 7. You can also create the necessary registry key manually if you don't want to download the toolkit. The key is described in the article.

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    Re: Internet Explorer 7 (Windows XP SP2)

    Hi Hans,
    Thanks for that suggestion. I'd better do it or he'll inadvertently have IE 7 again.

    I suppose it's coming to the time when I have have to 'clean' his PC for him. Unfortunately, that's a lengthy but probably necessary thing to do.

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    Re: Internet Explorer 7 (Windows XP SP2)

    The only way I've seen IE open multiple instances is if you open a link in a new window. That is controlled by the Setting section in Internet Options | General Tab | Tabs. If you enable tabbed browsing you get to choose how IE handles new links. BTW, do you have the IE pop-up blocker turned on? Do you use another pop-up blocker? If multiple tabs or windows are opened very quickly you'll see the CPU get overloaded until the home pages or links for those new tabs/windows are rendered. Perhaps his home page has been hijacked - check Internet Options | General | home page.

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