Friday, August 3, 2012

Internet Explorer 8 locks up when trying to install Windows Update Component

No matter what I did, the windows update component would not install.  If you don't install this, you can't scan for patches you need.

Here's how I fixed it.

There is a side option that says "More Options"  I clicked that and chose always trust.  I closed my browser and relaunched windows update.  This time it loaded just fine!

The next problem I ran into was when trying to select it to install the Microsoft update and not just windows update.  The Active X just kept crashing.  I had to turn off "Enable memory protection to help mitigate online attacks”.

To disable it go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced Tab -> Scroll down to “Enable memory protection to help mitigate online attacks”

Click ok and restart your browser.  Try to reload the Microsoft Update site, and this time it shouldn't crash.

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