A couple years ago I was experiencing my first look at multiple instances of iexplore.exe in my task manager due to Internet Explorer 8's "automatic tab crash recovery" feature. I read up about it online, was able to find a simple registry change to disable the multiple-instances feature, and moved on.
Since then I've freshly reinstalled my OS (Vista 64) and IE8 and was searching around trying to find the same registry change to deactivate this feature but after 3 hours of searching I cannot find it.
My question is though, does anyone know the small change I'm talking about that disables that function? Thanks in advance!
Yes, it's called installing FireFox. Lol. But really, is it even that big of an issue? Does your IE crash enough for it to matter? If so, maybe you should be looking elsewhere to resolve this situation.
Haha, very funny. Not a huge issue, I just don't see the value in a crash recovery feature that is not relevant to me 364 days out of the year and would rather have my system's resources back when cruising the net.
Ok, so when you said "I'm running 9 and all is well!" did you mean that you checked your task manager and did not see two instances of iexplore.exe running? I just installed it and as soon as I opened it there are two instances.
If so this may be something specific to Vista 64 pro. Do any of you running Windows 7 see two iexplore.exe's running when you open up a single-page window?
Ok, thanks anyway...no idea why you suggested that since I was specifically asking if anyone knows how to turn off this function, but I suppose you don't get over 5,000 posts by always being on point eh?.
I believe somebody on this site posted it in a different thread about a year ago. Any actual help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!