Feb 062009

In some instances in Windows 7 Beta, Internet Explorer may not work properly and you would not be able to visit websites at all. This can happen if the “Automatically detect settings” option is enabled on you Internet Explorer.

To resolve the problem uncheck this option from Internet Explorer as follows:

1. Open Internet Explorer in your Windows 7 Beta and click Tools – Internet Options.

3. Click Connections then LAN Settings button.


4. Uncheck the option “Automatically detect settings” and click Apply & OK.

This should resolve the problem.

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  12 Responses to “Internet Explorer may not work in Windows 7 Beta”

  1. thanks so much

  2. thank you

  3. Thanks,

    That saved me having to reinstall Windows 7 clean. I tried a repair install and got a corrupted installation media message. Because I do not believe my media was corrupted, I think it’s a serious bug that needs to be remedied by Microsoft ASAP.

  4. Hi All,

    i just finish upgrading my vista to 7, but when finish upgrade, the IE and internet service not working but my firefox and safari is working fine, and i got error “The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection” , when i try to diagnose the problem, could anyone please help me, i check the internet option already my automatic check setting is uncheck

  5. thanks. i already had ‘automatically detect settings’ unchecked, but unchecking the proxy worked anyway

  6. THANK YOU Brendan. After searching for hours with no success, you saved me! My internet would go away a day before a party where I need the internet. Thanks for saving my party.

  7. thanks dude, u rocks!!

  8. i love u

  9. unchecking the proxy worked for me too , strange thing is that my chrome browser had this problem too , and by fixing IE it worked again!
    thanks a lot.

  10. I uncheck the proxy option as well. Thanks so much for leading me there.

  11. I have tried everything, unchecking auto detect as well as proxy and it still does not work

  12. My advice for what its worth is that if you have a working version of IE whether IE8 or 9 or whatever
    Don’t touch it
    Leave it alone so that it can do updates

    If you try to upgrade it, downgrade it or even use it for browsing it will probably break and then you can’t do any updates.

    Use a different browser for everyday use and leave IE to do updates only
    There are lots of browsers to choose from

    If you are really keen on using IE then at least download another browser so that when IE stops working you can get some online help.

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