Windows 8 Pro upgrade IE JavaScript problem

I recently upgraded my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit PC to Windows 8 Pro with Internet Explorer 10.

Internet Explorer accessed from the Metro Start tile works just fine. When Internet Explorer is opened on the
desktop the functionality on some websites does not work. On one website I visit frequently the website
reports that it cannot proceed as the browser JavaScript is disabled. The internet settings show that it is enabled!
Looking in the "About" menu item there is no indication whether a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Internet Explorer is installed.

Do I need to download Java?
Do I need a different version of Internet Explorer?
Can anyone help please?

 

 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 587 Applies to:

Hi,

 

Thanks for posting this question in Microsoft Community.

 

Internet Explorer 10 is designed to provide an add-on free experience. Add-ons, like Java, will only work in Internet Explorer for the desktop.

 

Here is a link to install java, perform the steps and check if it helps.

 

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Installing Java was not the answer but I did find a pointer on “Troubleshooting tips for using Java on Windows 8” at http://java.com/en/download/faq/win8_faq.xml which says

The desktop version of the Windows 8 OS does not run in a full 64-bit mode (unless you have
Enhanced Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 10 turned on),
thus 32-bit Java is the default..”

 

Turning on Enhanced Protected Mode has resolved my problems. Java is not needed!

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