IE8 crashes on Windows Update

Trying to automatically update my Windows XP, I got a crash from my browser, every single time, while trying to install the automatic updates ActiveX control.

The solution is to go to: Tools / Internet Options / Advanced / Security. Take the check off the “Enable memory protection to help mitigate online attacks” option.


3 thoughts on “IE8 crashes on Windows Update

  1. Bloody brilliant!! Tearing my hair out on this one. Clean basic XP set up with Microsoft Security Essentials. Wanted to run Windows Update manually after reinstall of Acronis image file. Tried Microsoft Fixit to no avail. This solution worked perfectly. I reset Internet Explorer to default once done. Staggering how Microsoft don’t manage their own update process to prevent this happening.

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